Six more clandestine graves have been found in Mexico near the town where 43 students allegedly were abducted by local police working for a drug gang.
The pro-democracy activists have called for Leung's resignation and for Beijing to make good on a long-standing promise for an open election to find his replacement.
Venezuela, a long-time diplomatic thorn on the side of the United States, has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
The death toll from unseasonal snowstorms and avalanches in Nepal that trapped dozens of trekkers on the slopes of the Himalayas has risen to 27, with 70 more still missing, Nepalese authorities say.
Hong Kong's police department says it is investigating reports of excessive use of force against pro-democracy demonstrators today following some of the most intense clashes since the protests ramped up last month.
As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the 2014 budget deficit dropped to the lowest level in six years.
An increase in customer demand is spurring Amazon.com to create 80,000 seasonal positions at its network of distribution centers across the U.S.
The New York Times is reporting that on several occasions, U.S. forces involved in Iraq after the 2003 invasion came across aging stockpiles of chemical weapons and that several service members were injured by their exposure to toxic agents.
Authorities in Mexico issued some important updates on the the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.
Amid rain showers and a tornado watch, police in Ferguson, Mo., made dozens of arrests Monday afternoon and into the evening of people who had gathered to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was killed by a white police officer in August.