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Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, as demonstrations spread to a new area of the city, ratcheting up pressure on its pro-Beijing government. Read More »

Hong Kong protests: CY Leung urges crowds to leave

Hong Kong protests: CY Leung urges crowds to leave

Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign “immediately”, as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. Read More »

Instagram appears blocked in China

Instagram appears blocked in China

(BBC) – Instagram has reportedly been blocked in China following a weekend of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Read More »

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong’s streets

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong’s streets

(BBC) – Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters are blocking Hong Kong’s streets, shutting down the territory’s business hub and ignoring appeals to leave. Read More »

Flight MH370: New search images reveal seabed details

Flight MH370: New search images reveal seabed details

The team looking for missing flight MH370 has released detailed images of the seabed – revealing features such as extinct volcanoes and 1,400-metre depressions for the first time. Read More »

Alibaba founder Jack Ma tops China rich list

Alibaba founder Jack Ma tops China rich list

(BBC) – Alibaba founder Jack Ma has become China’s richest person following his company’s record listing, according to a wealth survey by the Hurun Report. Read More »

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become ‘second Snowden’

North Korea says imprisoned American tried to become ‘second Snowden’

SEOUL (Reuters) – An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret U.S. information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday. Read More »

China’s Xi Jinping signs landmark deals on India visit

China’s Xi Jinping signs landmark deals on India visit

Despite the continuing tensions, trade between India and China has risen to almost $70bn (£43bn) a year, although India's trade deficit with China has climbed to more than $40bn from $1bn in 2001-2002. Read More »

4 found guilty of railway station knife attack in China

4 found guilty of railway station knife attack in China

Hong Kong (CNN) — Four people were convicted Friday of plotting a knife attack that killed 31 people at a railway station in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming. Read More »

Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in east Ukraine

Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in east Ukraine

(BBC) – Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by “objects” that “pierced the plane at high velocity” in July. Read More »

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