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  • The Monitor's View Hong Kong's pearl of great price

    Long known for its freedoms, Hong Kong faces a plan by China to restrict democracy by limiting candidates in the territory's elections. At the same time, China plans more freedom for its consumers and investors. The Communist Party sits on a contradiction.

  • The Monitor's View The answer to Islamic State: by sword – or word?

    More than by military attacks, the Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS or ISIL, can be defeated if more Muslims counter its message that faith can come through coerced acts of presumed piety rather than freely chosen spiritual understanding.

  • The Monitor's View A real peace for Israel, Gaza

    A cease-fire in the latest war between Israel and Hamas must lead to reconstruction of Gaza, controlled by moderate Palestinians in the West Bank. Israel should support an active peace, not merely a long 'quiet' in hostilities.

September 17, 2014

Photos of the Day 09/16

Members of the military police march during a parade commemorating Independence Day from Spain in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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