A pro-democracy protester carries a yellow umbrella, symbol of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, while gathering with other protesters at Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong on November 27, 2014.
Just who runs protests in places like Kiev and Hong Kong? It's not an easy question to answer, but that doesn't mean the protest movements in those places lack energy or direction. In fact, their loose structure may be a new model for political organization.
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Estonia has the youngest prime minister in the European Union. It's also rushing headlong into creating digital ID for people there. And while they offer access to an array of government and private services, they'll also issue online IDs to anyone who wants one — though they come with much less access.
Alanah Pearce is a game reviewer on a web TV show called Button Bash
Alanah Pearce is an Australian video games journalist. She came up with a novel solution to counter the trolls, usually young boys, who send her sexually explicit threats.
Hong Kong police baton-charged and pepper-sprayed thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in the early hours of December 1, 2014. The protesters were trying to encircle government headquarters, defying orders to retreat after more than two months of prot
After weeks of stagnation and clashes with police over the weekend, three of Hong Kong's top student protest leader say they'll go on a hunger strike to force negotiations with the city government. But it may simply be a sign of the protest movement's waning influence.
Supporters of Beji Caid Essebsi, the Nidaa Tounes party leader and presidential candidate, wave flags and shout slogans during a presidential electoral campaign rally in Tunis on November 15, 2014.
One of Tunisia's presidential candidates is getting an unexpected rock star treatment: 87-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, a longtime politician who's built in the mold of Tunisia's first president and other old-guarders. But some youth believe he's the only candidate who's serious about their concerns.
It's been two months since 43 students went missing in Mexico, and demonstrators are still in the streets demanding accountability. But the protesters are also angry over Mexico's "national chaos," and are demonstrating for both answers and change.
Foad, the brother of 15-year-old Nora, who left her home in Avignon for Syria nine months ago, shows a portrait he took last September, during an interview on October 6, 2014.
France is trying to come to terms with the fact that two of the killers identified in a beheading video are not only French citizens but converts to Islam, showing the frightening reach of jihadi ideology.
Peter Slanar, principal of Vienna’s Higher Commercial Vocational School, looks at a news story about his former student Samra Kesinovic who joined up with ISIS in Syria.
Vienna's classrooms are becoming the front lines in Austria's battle to stop radicalized young people from joining the extremist group ISIS.
Rainey takes part in a Sri Lankan parade in Lebanon.
Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.
Best friends Ryan and Noor are an unlikely match. He belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and she is a Sunni Muslim. Kids from different religious groups don't normally hang out in Lebanon, let alone become inseparable friends.
Ryan and Noor are best friends. In Lebanon, they are an unlikely match. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. With the way things are in this country, kids from different religious groups do not normally hang out, let alone become inseparable friends.

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