World news briefs - August 18

August 17, 2014 5:26 PM

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Hong Kong: Tens of thousands of people, some waving Chinese flags, marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district unless Beijing grants acceptable electoral reforms.

The rally in searing summer heat came around seven weeks after rival pro-democracy protesters staged a mass march demanding a greater say over how Hong Kong's next leader is chosen.

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