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Protesters chant during Arab Spring protests in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, in May 2011.

The last decade showed how social media could topple governments and make social change — and it’s only getting crazier from here

The Arab Spring kicked off a decade in which technology and social media would play a key role in boosting protests onto a global platform.
Four cities in California made the list.

The 25 most expensive cities around the world to rent a two-bedroom apartment

Hong Kong is the world's most expensive city to rent in, while San Francisco is the most expensive in the US. See how much it costs to rent worldwide.
A scene from Sydney, Australia as taken from a Google Earth screenshot and edited with software including Snapseed.

A photographer edits Google Earth photos to showcase some of the world’s lesser-known destinations without even leaving his house

The photographer Daniel Celan told Insider: "Maybe it will bring them a tourist or two — so that thought makes me happy."
Police advance on pro-democracy protesters at the Admiralty MTR station on December 1, 2014 in Hong Kong. Leaders from the Federation of Students called on fellow protesters to attend a rally and come prepared for escalated action. Protesters were asked to bring masks, umbrellas and helmets in a bid to move the protests forward after police successfully cleared the Mong Kok protest site earlier this week.l

Authorities in Hong Kong seized nearly 4,000 cell phones from protesters, and activists are concerned that police are reading their messages and insta...

Lawmakers and activists have argued that police conduct many of these mobile phone examinations without consent.
A cityscape of Hong Kong is see from the Peak on August 8, 2000, moments after sunset.

Here’s why one stock is 5 times more expensive in Shanghai than it is in Hong Kong

The phenomenon is known as the "A-to-H premium," a price gap unique to China and Hong Kong. Each market boasts vastly different trading behavior.
The Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu is one of the most expensive streets in the world.

The 10 most expensive streets in the world, ranked

Real-estate consultancy Knight Frank has ranked the world's 10 priciest streets by number of ultra-prime sales, or sales over $25 million, since 2015.
Nearing port in Hong Kong.

I sailed on a cargo ship from Malaysia to Hong Kong, and it was more luxurious than I ever could have imagined

An eight-day voyage in Southeast Asia on the Amerigo Vespucci, around Singapore and up the South China Sea, is an adventure I'll never forget.
An anti-extradition protester waves a black flag on a street outside the Legislative Council Complex ahead of the annual flag raising ceremony of 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China on July 1, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have organized rallies over the past weeks, calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, the resignation of the territory's chief executive Carrie Lam, an investigation into police brutality, and drop riot charges against peaceful protesters.

CNN coverage of Democratic debate ‘goes to black’ in Beijing when Hong Kong and Xinjiang were discussed

China is known for its strict censorship and crackdown on media that references its human rights abuses.

Hong Kong is mired in recession, but its IPO market is the strongest since 2015 among everyday investors

The region's median retail subscription ratio, which measures interest in stock offerings, hit 13 times for IPOs since October, its highest since 2015.
US Navy crew members stand on deck of the USS Blue Ridge during a port call on April 20, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.

China actually started blocking US Navy port calls to Hong Kong months before its latest retaliatory move

China has rejected half a dozen US Navy port-call requests for stops in Hong Kong in the past six months, according to US Pacific Fleet.