ISLAMABAD - Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. Full Article
TOKYO - Asian shares edged higher on Monday, with investors wary of a deepening crisis in Ukraine and a downbeat China manufacturing survey, while the euro touched a fresh one-year low ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed a security check-point at a venue where a senior Chinese official was explaining Beijing's decision not to grant the former British colony full democracy. Full Article
MOSCOW/MARIUPOL Ukraine - Russian President Putin called for immediate talks on the 'statehood' of southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence. Full Article | Video
Syrian government soldiers advance on the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, where they killed several rebels engaged in heavy fighting, according to the Syrian army. Gavino Garay reports.