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The 'Hands up, don't shoot' gesture from Ferguson moves to Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protests are being confronted by an unprecedented level of police force — and that's led them to adopt a gesture that would look familiar to anyone who saw photos of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, last month. Meanwhile, scientists think they have developed a new solar power collector that will be more affordable and efficient. And North Korea's Kim Jong-un takes ill — in today's Global Scan.

Politics

North and South Korea renew plans to reunite families separated by war

South and North Korean families separated by more than six decades of war, will have another chance to reunite in October. A deal was reached between the two countries after nearly 24 hours of negotiations. Only 100 families will be selected from each side to meet. North and South Korea are legally still at war since the conflict from 1950-53 ended in a truce, rather than a peace treaty.