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Thousands return to Hong Kong streets in protest

Associated PressBy SYLVIA HUI and JOANNA CHIU | Associated Press – 8 hours ago
A picture of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is hanged on a pole next to some barricades on a main road in the occupied areas at Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. A pro-democracy protest that has blocked main roads in Hong Kong for almost two weeks could drag on for days yet, after talks aimed at resolving a bitter standoff between the city's government and student demonstrators collapsed Thursday. The Chinese words read: "When divided up, see who will be most happy." (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) An umbrella is displayed on a fence next to a Chinese flag at the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. A pro-democracy protest that has blocked main roads in Hong Kong for almost two weeks could drag on for days yet, after talks aimed at resolving a bitter standoff between the city's government and student demonstrators collapsed Thursday. The slogan on the umbrella reads: "Are you isolated from the world?" (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A model, left, poses for a fashion photo shooting as a protester sits on a main road in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. A pro-democracy protest that has blocked main roads in Hong Kong for almost two weeks could drag on for days yet, after talks aimed at resolving a bitter standoff between the city's government and student demonstrators collapsed Thursday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of protesters poured into a main road in Hong Kong for a pro-democracy rally late Friday, reviving a civil disobedience movement a day after the government canceled talks with student leaders aimed at defusing the standoff.

The resurgence came after a week that saw flagging support for the protesters, who have blocked off main roads and streets in three of Hong Kong's busiest areas since Sept. 28. Some of the roads have reopened to traffic, but a main thoroughfare through the heart of the business district remains occupied.

"If short-term protests won't work, there will be long-term protests," Joshua Wong, a charismatic 17-year-old student leader, told loudly cheering crowds. "This movement will not lose to the government."

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With more regulations in hand, guess who the MDA is after now?

Tech in AsiaBy Daniel Tay | Tech in Asia – 21 hours ago

Singapore's MDA takes aim at YouTube, wants to classify live video

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has an unfortunate knack for implementing high-handed and unpopular regulations. A while ago, The Online Citizen (TOC), an established political news site in Singapore, became the next in line to be told to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification, which was expanded last year to include new media sites.

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Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide

AFP NewsBy Roland Lloyd Parry, Ingrid Bazinet | AFP News – 2 hours 39 minutes ago
A team of funeral agents specialised in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus carry a body prior to putting it in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014 Cases and deaths from Ebola; countries carrying out airport checks
A volunteer in protective suit sprays disinfectant outside a home in Waterloo, Sierra Leone, on October 7, 2014 Medical staff exit the Super 8 hotel after visiting quarantined guests and personnel following the death of a British man who allegedly displayed Ebola-like symptoms, in Skopje on October 10, 2014

The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday, while a Madrid nurse was fighting for her life and authorities worldwide tried to prevent panic over the deadly disease.

The WHO said 4,033 people have died from Ebola as of October 8 out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The sharp rise in deaths came as the UN said aid pledges to fight the outbreak have fallen well short of the $1 billion (800 million euros) needed.

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This Hilarious Conversation With A Hacker Makes Us Wonder – Is Line SG Really That Safe?

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This Hilarious Conversation With A Hacker Makes Us Wonder – Is Line SG Really That Safe?

Vulcan PostBy Liang Hwei | Vulcan Post – Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:00 AM SGT

Some time yesterday, Singapore-based Zane Chua’s Line account was compromised. Instead of simply messing around or taking data, the hacker decided to approach several of his contacts in the account to ask for a small favour – some iTunes cards. One of Zane’s contacts, Jonathan Wong, felt confused by the unusually bad command of English and strange request, that he figured something was up. The conversation he had with him afterwards was nothing short of hilarious.

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Higher toll rates for vehicles leaving Singapore from today

New Straits TimesBy BEN TAN | New Straits Times – 1 hour 29 minutes ago

Malaysian Insider

JOHOR BARU: At a minute past midnight, the Singapore government started imposing the new toll charges for all vehicles, except motorcycles, leaving the republic through the Causeway today.

Up to yesterday, there was no indication that the republic's Land Transport Authority (LTA), would back down or postpone their Oct 1 date following several meetings with the Malaysian government.

The new toll rate for cars has increased from the previous SG$1.20 to SG$3.80 (RM3.03 to RM9.62), while vans and light goods vehicles saw a hike from SG$1.90 to SG$5.80.

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