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Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying gestures during a press conference after his 2014 policy address in Hong Kong on January 15, 2014Hong Kong's embattled leader Leung Chun-ying won't step down, but did agree to send underling to talk to protesters.


2014-10-02 10:23:29 -0600

Seminarians gather outside the chapel on the grounds of The General Theological Seminary after morning prayers, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in New York. More than two-thirds of the faculty at the seminary, one of the nation’s oldest, most venerable religious institutions that trains ministers of America’s Episcopal Church, say they were fired earlier this week after going on strike to protest their dean’s leadership. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.


2014-10-02 10:14:05 -0600

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleans a road as he launches the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, in New DelhiOutside of New Delhi's largest train station heaps of garbage lie in the streets and in front of nearby shops and restaurants. In one corner, a sign reads "Deluxe Toilet," which is actually a filthy public bathroom.


2014-10-02 10:40:59 -0600