Last Saturday, Lai Chi-wai used a rope system to pull himself up over 820 feet (250 meters) along the side of a skyscraper in Hong Kong. Mr. Lai, who can't move his legs, was strapped into his wheelchair as he climbed.
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Today, NFK looks at long-term protests in several countries. In Thailand, protesters are demanding big government changes, in Belarus, people are protesting the results of August’s elections, and in Hong Kong, a strict new law has nearly ended all protests.
In today's news roundup, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who may become the next Supreme Court justice, answers questions in the US Senate, Kyrgyzstan's president steps down, and Hong Kong's pink dolphins seem to be bouncing back.
In today's news roundup, over half a million people are without power in Louisiana after Hurricane Delta hits, the United Nations' World Food Program wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and a stolen scroll worth $3 million gets cut in half.
China has passed a new security law for Hong Kong, giving China great power over the territory - power that can't be challenged by Hong Kong's courts or lawmakers. For many, the law appears to be the end of Hong Kong as a separate and self-controlling part of China.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Hong Kong passes a law protecting China's national anthem, the last person to get a pension from the US Civil War dies, and a sudden landslide in Norway sweeps eight houses into the sea.
On Sunday, protesters in Hong Kong took part in their largest gathering in months in response to new pressure from China. Police broke up the singing, chanting protesters, who had gathered in a shopping mall.
In today's news roundup, Senator Bernie Sanders wins Nevada, Russia is reported to be trying to help Donald Trump and Mr. Sanders in the election, and thieves in Hong Kong steal an unusual item - toilet paper.
After months of protests, people in Hong Kong got a chance to vote on Sunday. The election, which was seen as a way of judging Hong Kong's government, looks like a big win for the protesters.
Schools in Hong Kong are closed until Sunday as the area responds to increased violence between police and student protesters, as well as huge traffic jams caused by protesters.
In recent months, protests around the world have been in the news almost constantly. There are protests in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. Though each protest is different, there are similarities.