Student protesters in Hong Kong have warned that they will storm government buildings if the leader of the semi-autonomous territory refuses to resign. China continues to reject a compromise over the elections.
The first in a series of counterterrorism laws which will extend intelligence powers have been passed by the Australian parliament. Critics are concerned that the new laws will affect freedom of the press.
As protests in Hong Kong continue, there are growing fears of a crackdown. But the use of force would not work as it would ruin people's trust in good governance, human rights lawyer Basil Fernando tells DW.