Hong Kong airport suspends check-in operations amid protests

HONG KONG: Flights leaving Hong Kong were disrupted for a second day on Tuesday, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil as its stock market fell to a seven-month low, and its leader said it had been pushed into a state of "panic and chaos".

Ten weeks of increasingly violent protests have roiled the Asian financial hub as thousands chafe at a perceived erosion of freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.

The protests, which China this week likened to terrorism,...