Pu Zhiqiang and Tang Jingling look set to stand trial soon on subversion charges.
Gao Yu's brother says her televised 'confession' was made out of fear of retaliation against her son.
An eyewitness casts doubt on the identity of men who smashed windows with paving stones.
Students vow to remain, as a founder of the Occupy Central movement says they should consider going home.
Gao Yu's lawyers say she was forced to confess in footage shown on state television.
Protesters encamped near government offices say they won't leave unless forced to do so.
The student federation activists had hoped to hold talks with officials in Beijing over their demands for free elections in 2017.
Opinion is increasingly divided over what lies ahead for Occupy Central.
The move comes after Beijing refuses to allow fully free elections in the ex-British colony.
The activist said she was prevented from traveling to attend a UN-backed NGO forum in Bangkok.
Villagers say authorities moved in and razed a large area of farmland without warning.
In Beijing, US President Barack Obama denies any involvement in the Occupy Central movement.
Analysts say the deal will further confidence ahead of next year's Paris summit, and symbolizes warming bilateral ties.
Police are given the go-ahead to help court bailiffs remove obstructions to sections of road occupied by protesters.
Ni Yulan and her husband are under growing pressure to leave their home after repeated moves following her release from prison.
Official media say any improvement in relations now depends on Tokyo.
World leaders told to put pressure on Beijing over the detention of peaceful supporters of Occupy Central.
Analysts say two competing trade deals are about 'more than trade' as Beijing's influence grows.
Student leaders say they want to avoid provoking Beijing with an ill-timed trip during the APEC summit.
The majority of those who pursue complaints against the regime are women, and bear the brunt of unofficial detention, a rights group says.
Students held after they 'beat principal,' while others smashed up food outlets on campus.
Beijing hits out at former colonial governor Chris Patten, saying times have moved on since the handover.
Residents are told to close shop or leave town, while factories are shut and vehicles restricted on Beijing's streets.
But anti-Occupy groups say there is growing public support for a withdrawal of camping protesters from three sections of highway.
Zhou Fengsuo says the Occupy Central protesters are the future leaders of a democratic Hong Kong.
Ye Haiyan is taken away from her home by Wuhan police after she shaves her head in support of Occupy Central.
Some protesters fear to withdraw in case their traditional freedoms are further eroded.
Wang Songling had been popularly elected and had exposed corruption among local leaders.
The expulsion of James Tien sends a signal to Hong Kong's establishment that dissent won't be tolerated.
Ilham Tohti's wife fears she and the couple's young sons may soon be made homeless.