SYDNEY Australia urged foreign tourists on Tuesday to put aside concerns about raging bushfires after the United States downgraded a travel warning, even as thick smoke disrupted preparations for the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. | Video
HONG KONG For decades it was known as Little Shanghai, a gritty, waterfront neighbourhood that was the landing spot for many mainland Chinese emigrating to Hong Kong.
HONG KONG At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past the riot police surrounding the campus.
HONG KONG Hong Kong protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday at police who fired tear gas and water cannon in some of the worst violence in the Chinese-ruled city since anti-government unrest erupted five months ago. | Video
HONG KONG, Nov 16 Police fired tear gas while
protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows in clashes
outside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University on Saturday, just
hours after Chinese soldiers made a rare appearance to help
clean up the city's streets.
HONG KONG Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest. | Video
* Hong Kong awaits campus showdowns between protesters and
HONG KONG Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the government dismissed rumors of a curfew. | Video
* Police say they are taking a breather to avoid injuries
(Adds death of man hit by brick, paragraph 3; further Nathan
Road unrest, paragraph 14)
HONG KONG Under a November full moon, hundreds of young people dressed in black set about turning several of Hong Kong's top universities into fortresses, well stocked with improvised weapons.