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  1. Hong Kong Chief Promises Student Talks

    Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong’s defiant chief executive, has agreed to talks with pro-democracy protesters, but rebuffed calls for his resignation. The eleventh-hour olive branch was enough to persuade activists — who agreed to the talks — not to take over government buildings as they had vowed to do unless Leung quit by midnight. The protesters also face a beefed-up show of police force, possibly driven by Beijing, which fears unrest in Hong Kong could spread to the Chinese mainland.

    WP, BBC

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