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The father of one of the Burmese suspects accused of murdering British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand says the pair were tortured into confessing to the crime.
We saw both two sides of Hong Kong's intractable political crisis through the steely eyes of the protagonists yesterday afternoon.
They tried to force them out with tear gas. They tried to scare them out with talk of 'dire consequences'. Now Hong Kong's police have quietly moved in to strip away barricades.
Will demonstrators return to work or stay out to prolong their protest? As China stiffens its tone, Hong Kong's chief executive mulls a momentous decision.
The underlining concern here is that a rapid escalation of the protests may provoke the authorities - and in particular the Chinese government - into using force against the demonstrators.
Hong Kong's police force fired tear gas and pepper spray at demonstrators on Sunday. But officers have now withdrawn from the city centre, in a move that has disconcerted protesters.