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Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory

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Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory. The...

Presidential contenders Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani have signed a deal to form a government of national unity in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan’s presidential contenders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have signed a deal to form a government of national unity at a ceremony in Kabul. The...

Some 200,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in the Philippines after tropical storm Fung-Wong has brought flooding, heavy rains and high winds

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Some 200,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in the Philippines after tropical storm Fung-Wong has brought flooding, heavy rains and high...

South Korean guards arrested the American man at a river border near the demilitarized zone

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An American man has been detained by the South Korean authorities as they believe he was trying to swim to North Korea. Guards arrested the...

Bangladesh’s government has proposed measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while significantly toughening the penalty for violating the limits

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Bangladesh’s government has proposed measures to lower the marriageable age for men and women, while significantly toughening the penalty for violating the limits. The proposals...

Matthew Todd Miller has been sentenced to six years of hard labor for hostile acts in North Korea

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American citizen Matthew Todd Miller has been sentenced by a North Korean court to six years of hard labor for "hostile acts", the state-run...

A man has been killed in an apparent shark attack at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay

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A man has been killed in an apparent shark attack on September 9 at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay, the most easterly...

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has announced the creation of an Indian branch of his militant group

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In a video posted online, al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has announced the creation of an Indian branch of his militant group to "raise the...

Protests in Pakistan had been peaceful until August 30, when violence broke out

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Pakistan’s parliament is holding a joint session as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to rally support against protesters calling for his resignation. Clashes between security forces...

A number of police officers have been injured during clashes near PM Nawaz Sharif’s residence

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Pakistan state TV (PTV) has been taken off air after its headquarters were stormed by anti-government protesters in Islamabad. PTV showed live images of crowds...

North Korea has decided to stop sending cheerleaders to South Korea for Asian Games 2014

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North Korea has decided to stop sending cheerleaders to South Korea for Asian Games 2014, which would have been the first such trip in...

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area in the Indian Ocean

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The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the search area in the Indian Ocean, Australian...

Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes violated Taiwan’s airspace on August 25

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Two Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes violated Taiwan’s airspace on August 25, officials said, causing Taiwan to scramble jets. Taiwan said the Chinese military aircraft...

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was lost on March 8, 2014, as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people

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The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 has entered the next phase. Two vessels - the Fugro Equator and the Zhu Kezhen -...

The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last month have arrived in Kuala Lumpur

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The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last month have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. A specially chartered plane took...

Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand

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Coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of Thailand. Prayuth Chan-ocha, 60, was nominated on August 21 in a legislature...

Imran Khan has called for Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif to step down, alleging vote rigging in the 2013 election that he won by a landslide

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Imran Khan's opposition party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), says it has decided to resign all its seats in Pakistan’s national assembly. A senior member of...

At least 101 people were known to have died in Nepal floods

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Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed at least 160 people following days of torrential rains. In Nepal, officials said at least...

Pope Francis has urged for reconciliation between the two Koreas, on the final day of his visit to South Korea

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Pope Francis has urged for reconciliation between the two Koreas, on the final day of his visit to South Korea. Koreans, Pope Francis said, should...

Pope Francis has beatified 124 of South Korea's first Catholics at a large open-air Mass in Seoul

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Pope Francis has beatified 124 of South Korea's first Catholics at a large open-air Mass in Seoul on Saturday. The pontiff paid tribute to the...

Pope Francis left Seoul airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful figure

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Pope Francis left Seoul airport in a compact black Kia that many South Koreans would consider too humble a conveyance for a globally powerful...

Pope Francis has arrived in South Korea, beginning his first visit to Asia since he took over the papacy in March 2013

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Pope Francis has arrived in South Korea, beginning his first visit to Asia since he took over the papacy in March 2013. During his trip,...

Shah Rukh Khan sparked controversy after dancing on stage with a woman officer at a police gala in West Bengal state

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan sparked controversy after dancing on stage with a woman officer at a police gala in West Bengal state. Opposition politicians...

David and Wendy Farnell were accused of abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother

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David and Wendy Farnell, who were accused of abandoning a baby born with Down's syndrome to a Thai surrogate mother, say they wanted to...

Toyota is being caught in China’s anti-monopoly investigation

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Toyota is being caught in China’s anti-monopoly investigation. The Japanese car maker said that Chinese regulators were looking into its Lexus luxury brand. Audi, Chrysler and...