A well-respected Hong Kong newspaper has axed a weekly column
by a political activist and hedge fund manager as the Asian
financial centre braces for a wave of protests against
China's decision to rule out full democracy.
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan called on more of his
supporters to take to the streets and stand up to security
forces, after weeks of protests demanding Prime Minister
Nawaz Sharif's resignation turned violent.
The leader of Scotland's pro-independence campaign, Alex
Salmond. has dismissed an accusation that grassroots
supporters had used "organised street mobbery" to try to
silence a series of street debates hosted by an opposition
Pro-democracy activists have vowed to bring Hong Kong's
financial hub to a standstill after China's parliament
rejected their demands for the right to freely choose the
former British colony's next leader in 2017.
Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town
and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as
EU leaders signalled they would threaten more sanctions
against Moscow over the crisis.
Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday to demand
he step down, after efforts to find a negotiated solution to
the country's political crisis failed.