The United States is preparing to increase the number of
troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in
the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to
three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
Scuffles erupted after Hong Kong authorities cleared part of
a pro-democracy protest camp in the bustling district of Mong
Kok following a court order to reopen a road, with several
demonstrators taken away in police vans.
Gunshots rang out and police lobbed tear gas at an angry
crowd that threw bottles outside the Ferguson Police
Department in suburban St. Louis after a grand jury decided
not to indict a white officer in the shooting death of an
unarmed black teen.