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Hong Kong protesters fight off police with fire and arrows

Nov. 17, 2019 8:26 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an arrow and protesters set an overhead footbridge on fire Sunday as they fought to keep police using tear gas and water cannons from advancing on their university campus stronghold. Police said the arrow struck a media liaison officer in...

Pope’s Asian agenda: Atomic bombs, martyrs, family reunion

Nov. 17, 2019 8:15 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he’ll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the sites of the atomic bomb and minister to two tiny Catholic communities that have suffered gruesome periods of persecution. Emphasizing the dignity of...

The Latest: Fires blaze as Hong Kong protesters face police

Nov. 17, 2019 7:21 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Protesters have set fires on bridges leading to Hong Kong Polytechnic University as they try to keep police from advancing on their campus stronghold. Orange flames extend the length of a footbridge over the roadway...

AP Photos: Violence engulfs Hong Kong university campus

Nov. 17, 2019 5:01 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Bows and arrows, rocks, bricks, Molotov cocktails, blue dye fired from water cannons, and tear gas engulfing Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University were the defining images Sunday as anti-government protests entered their sixth month. A Hong Kong police officer was hit in the leg by an...

Hong Kong police say officer hit in leg by arrow during faceoff with protesters outside university

Nov. 17, 2019 1:47 AM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say officer hit in leg by arrow during faceoff with protesters outside university.

Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday — not to quell protests but to help clean up. It was a rare public appearance by the People’s Liberation Army on the streets of the semi-autonomous territory, where the local government’s inability to end...

Q&A: The Chinese troops in Hong Kong and what they can do

Nov. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops made a rare public appearance on the streets of Hong Kong on Saturday, joining an effort to clear streets of debris from the anti-government protests that are now in their sixth month. Here’s a look at the People’s Liberation Army role in the semi-autonomous...

UMKC says removal of controversial artwork was planned

Nov. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City says the removal of a controversial work of art from the school’s fine arts building display was long planned and not a response to complaints. The Kansas City Star reports the work is a statement on the current unrest in Hong Kong and...

Chinese students head to mainland, fleeing Hong Kong unrest

Nov. 16, 2019 6:26 AM EST

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The mainland Chinese students arriving from Hong Kong huddled with their suitcases, waiting for a bus to take them to temporary accommodation in this city across the border from the protest-wracked territory. “We’ve just escaped,” said one postgraduate student,...

AP Photos: Hong Kong protesters resort to medieval weapons

Nov. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters, including student, who barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong’s universities have tried to turn the campuses into armed camps, resorting to medieval weapons to stop police from entering the grounds. Their weapons include bows and arrows, catapults and hundreds of...