After Occupy Hong Kong began, local artist Queenie Chan decided to come to Admiralty to participate. She recently graduated from an art program and felt that sketching scenes of the protests was the best way she could contribute.
The Liberal Party's James Tien Pei-chun has insisted Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying should consider quitting to encourage political reconciliation - hours after the nation's top political advisory body expelled him for making just that demand.
About 300 people are feared buried alive after monsoon rains triggered a landslide at a Sri Lankan tea estate, in what could be the nation's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami that killed more than 30,000.
A sea of umbrellas covered all three Occupy Central protest sites yesterday as thousands observed an 87-second silence to mark one month since police fired 87 rounds of tear gas to disperse crowds at the start of the pro-democracy rallies.