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    A police car is blocked by protesters after thousands of people block a main road to the financial central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 28.

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    The Ello website is seen on the monitor screen September 27, 2014 in Washington D.C. In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.  Created last year as a "private" social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis.

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    Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai Vereidigung Afghanistan 29.9.2014

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    Ashraf Ghani (pictured left) and Abdullah Abdullah have been sworn in as Afghanistan’s new leaders. The inauguration marks the first peaceful transition of power in the country’s history.  Go to article

    Life after annexation: Crimea six months on

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    Hong Kong riot police ‘withdrawn’

    Hong Kong authorities have announced they are “withdrawing” riot police in a major concession to demonstrators. Pro-democracy protestors have blocked several main intersections following overnight battles with police.

    Hollande in senate election setback

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    France’s Senate election appears to have handed the far-right National Front entry for the first time, with 2 seats. Meanwhile, the conservatives claim a Senate majority over President Francois Hollande’s socialists.

    Final phase in Karadzic genocide trial begins

    Closing arguments are underway in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb commander Radovan Karadzic. He is charged with some of the worst atrocities since World War II, including the Srebrenica massacre.

    Mexican politician shot dead in Acapulco

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    Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a prominent local politician in Acapulco, with their motives currently unclear. During Mexico’s military crackdown on drug cartels, several officials have been targeted.

    Swiss reject health fund reform

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    Swiss voters have rejected a proposal from left-leaning parties to drop Switzerland’s private health insurance system and switch to a state-run scheme. Swiss medical care costs have soared in recent years.

    Asylum seekers abused in Germany

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    The image looks more like it hailed from Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghraib, not the sleepy western German town Burbach. Police are investigating the alleged abuse of asylum seekers in a shelter home by security staff.

    Germany ‘unable to meet NATO commitments’

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    Large portions of the German military’s inventory are out of date and unable to keep up with the competition. In a DW interview, SPD defense expert Rainer Arnold accuses the military of whitewashing the problems.

    SoftBank silent on rumored DreamWorks bid

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    Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank has refused to comment on a reported bid to take over renowned Hollywood filmmakers DreamWorks Animation. The reported negotiations were said to value DreamWorks at over $3 billion.

    Lufthansa pilots announce new strike

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    Passengers seeking to fly with Lufthansa will face major disruptions Tuesday as the German airline’s pilots have announced new industrial action. Their fifth walkout this year will primarily affect Frankfurt Airport.

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    Frankfurt edge unlucky Hamburg, new record set

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    Hamburg scored their first goal this season against Eintracht Frankfurt, but a stunning winning goal from Lucas Piazon made it another defeat. Augsburg picked up a narrow 1-0 win over Hertha earlier in the day.

    UK PM Cameron sharpens his party’s profile

    Conservative Party badges are displayed during the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. (Photo: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

    While the headlines are all about MPs either defecting to UKIP or getting caught with their pants down, Tory Prime Minister Cameron tries to sharpen his profile at the last party conference before the 2015 elections.

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    Team Europe win golf’s Ryder Cup

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    Young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is suffering from “discomfort”, state media has said in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye.

    Friday, 26 September, 2014, 6:26pm 1 comment More on North Korea

    Up to 3,000 secondary students join pro-democracy protest on final day of class boycott

    Update

    More than 1,200 filled Tim Mei Avenue to join one of the city’s few large-scale secondary school strikes this morning – a turnout far higher than expected, before the attendance doubled for an afterschool rally.

    26 Sep 2014 - 11:03pm 32 comments More on Universal Suffrage

    Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan’s ‘Doraemon’

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    A few state-run newspapers in the western Chinese city of Chengdu earned themselves a barrage of ridicule after they warned that the Japanese cartoon series Doraemon is just another tool used by the Japanese government to cover up its war atrocities.

    26 Sep 2014 - 6:41pm

    Chinese hairy crab found in Scotland’s River Clyde raises environmental concerns

    The Chinese hairy crab has been found in Scotland for the first time and it could poise a serious potential threat to local trout and salmon in Glasgow’s River Clyde, researchers said.

    26 Sep 2014 - 5:44pm

    Harbin city shatters taboos with landmark policy against abuse of women

    Harbin city is set to enforce a landmark regulation protecting women against violence – but it has also stirred debate online for covering touchy issues such as a husband’s right to cut off financial support.

    26 Sep 2014 - 5:54pm 1 comment

    China and India agree to end Himalayan border face-off

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    India and China have agreed to pull back troops ranged against each other on a remote Himalayan plateau, ending their biggest face-off on the disputed border in a year.

    26 Sep 2014 - 8:05pm 1 comment

    Singaporean widow, 87, in HK$244m battle to get fortune back from Chinese tour guide

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    A dementia-stricken Singaporean widow who claims to have been swindled out of her fortune by a Chinese tour guide is launching legal action to get it back.

    26 Sep 2014 - 4:32pm 1 comment

    Hunan city targets ‘hometown clubs’ to curb nepotism and favouritism

    A city in Hunan has banned employees from setting up “townsmen associations”, clubs for residents sharing the same ancestral hometowns, as China’s corruption crackdown spreads.

    26 Sep 2014 - 4:23pm More on Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign

    Chinese authorities attempt to put the brakes on wasteful urban construction

    Authorities will rein in the rampant construction of new urban districts across China in an attempt to stem the appearance of so-called “ghost towns”, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on Thursday.

    26 Sep 2014 - 6:41pm

    China says 50 dead, 54 injured in Sunday terror attacks in restive Xinjiang

    Update

    Xinjiang official media said that 50 people, including 40 suspected assailants, were killed in what the authorities called a terror attack over the weekend in the restive region.

    26 Sep 2014 - 11:37am 7 comments

    Four schoolboys killed in shocking knife attack in southwestern China

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    Chinese police are hunting a 56-year-old man whom they suspect of murdering four schoolboys in a savage knife attack and making off with the headless body of one victim in a tricycle.

    26 Sep 2014 - 7:38pm 2 comments

    Ilham Tohti’s ‘separatist’ videos released by Chinese state media after controversial conviction

    26 Sep 2014 - 6:16pm 9 comments

    Government House sit-in ends without arrests as students prepare for fifth day of rallies

    26 Sep 2014 - 10:54am 24 comments

    China, Japan and S Korea agree to foreign minister talks despite lingering tensions

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    Chinese school that taught women ‘a career is too costly’ ordered to shut down

    26 Sep 2014 - 6:06pm 4 comments

    Chater Road: a history of Hong Kong’s prosperity and tumult

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    Top executives of influential Chinese financial paper detained in escalating ‘extortion’ probe

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    'I dig fields for 8 hours a day’: US man jailed in North Korea describes hard labour

    25 Sep 2014 - 9:42pm 7 comments

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    All parties in Afghanistan must seize the chance for a new start

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    Earlier this year, Mary Fons joined the bitcoin economy. She uses the digital currency to buy gift cards and office supplies. Her partner reimburses Fons with bitcoins for his portion of the rent.

    26 Sep 2014 - 5:22am

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    26 Sep 2014 - 9:29pm

    Asia

    Kim Jong-un ‘suffering from discomfort’, North Korea admits after leader’s absence

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    Young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is suffering from “discomfort”, state media has said in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye.

    26 Sep 2014 - 6:26pm 1 comment More on North Korea

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    IRAQ

    Iraq PM says Islamic State plans attacks on US and Paris subways

    Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack underground railway systems in Paris and the United States, the country’s prime minister said on Thursday

    26 Sep 2014 - 10:10pm

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    CHINA DIGEST

    Mum gives chase to runaway daughter on train; University greets new students with condom gift pack

    26 Sep 2014
    soft power

    Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan’s ‘Doraemon’

    26 Sep 2014
    CORRUPTION

    Hunan city targets ‘hometown clubs’ to curb nepotism and favouritism

    26 Sep 2014
    POLITICS

    Fresh university graduate named as Fujian city’s new deputy mayor

    25 Sep 2014 1 comment
    CHINA DIGEST

    300 yuan first-date steak test; Morgue appeals for help to identify 19 bodies

    25 Sep 2014
    ENDANGERED SPECIES

    Rare snow leopards caught on camera in Tibet reserve for the first time

    26 Sep 2014 6 comments
    EDUCATION

    Chinese writer Cao Baoyin detained by police after alternative school closure

    25 Sep 2014 9 comments
    SHAOLIN TEMPLE

    ‘What do monks need money for?’ Officials refuse to hand over revenue from Shaolin temple

    25 Sep 2014 4 comments
    CHINA DIGEST

    1 million in gold thrown out with the rubbish; 7 million yuan fine for unpaid water bills

    24 Sep 2014
    CHINA DIGEST

    Fatal end to cancer patient’s ‘hunger cure’; Multi-pronged plan to deal with school intruders

    23 Sep 2014
    HISTORY

    Chinese media commentary on Great Leap Forward death toll draws fierce online debate

    24 Sep 2014 32 comments
    DISEASE

    Rare ‘stone man syndrome’ turning Chinese teenager’s body to bone

    23 Sep 2014
    Electric vehicles

    Chinese Tesla owners complain of insurance hassle and long delays for repairs

    26 Sep 2014 3 comments
    internet CENSORSHIP

    'Privacy-safe' search engine DuckDuckGo latest internet service to get blocked in China

    24 Sep 2014 7 comments

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    REGULATION

    China uncovers US$10b in fake trades

    The mainland has found almost US$10 billion worth of fake trades nationwide as part of an investigation to crack down on fraudulent trade financing, the foreign exchange regulator said yesterday.

    26 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm 4 comments
    TECHNOLOGY

    Apple responds to iPhone 6 bending and software complaints

    Apple broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

    26 Sep 2014 - 9:59am More on Apple

    Property

    Nan Fung eyes expansion of property portfolio on mainland

    Nan Fung Development will continue to look for good partners and opportunities to enlarge its property portfolio in mainland China, where the group expects a strong growth in the medium to long term, says the group’s chief executive Antony Leung.

    26 Sep 2014 - 12:43pm
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    JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s state finances could fall into the red next year and the country could start running down its huge foreign reserves if it does not rein in the grow…
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    NEW DELHI: India’s 100 richest people are for the first time all billionaires, according to an annual Forbes survey released on Thursday, with…
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    Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

    Consultant chef Rowley Leigh, who is working with Swire Group to set up new restaurant The Continental in Pacific Place, might have been a novelist if he had worked harder at it. Becoming an acclaimed chef almost seems like an afterthought.

    26 Sep 2014 - 5:11pm

    Top French sommelier says keep wine and food pairings simple

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    Restaurants proliferate as Europe’s top chefs head to Hong Kong

    23 Sep 2014

    Young tech entrepreneurs from the West head to China

    Benjamin Black had another 18 months to go before completing his computer science degree at the University of Southern California, but he just couldn’t wait. Last October, the 23-year-old from Boulder, Colorado dropped out to join a start-up in Guiyang city, Guizhou, called Flexbot.

    Cameron makes case for UK intervention in Iraq

    Britain’s House of Common has held an emergency debate on Iraq, with parliament expected to approve airstrikes against Muslim extremists ISIL in Iraq. Leading the… Cameron makes case for UK intervention in Iraq

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    China has emerged as one of the largest importers of live apes worldwide, however in many cases these imports have been shady affairs, conducted without proper documents and patchy supervision.




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    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
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    NEW YORK—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said one of his strongest desires is to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing in November.
    Japan fails to present time frame for emissions target
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    Yutaka Matsubara, right, and Junji Hashimoto speak during an interview in Tsu, Mie Prefecture. (Sotaro Hata)
    Photographer, designer help publish poems by Otsuchi woman penned…
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    Tsunami-stricken town harvests rice for first time in 4 years
    TEPCO struggling to win approval of fishermen over water-discharge …
    TEPCO begins test runs of new ALPS system at stricken plant
    Japan’s plutonium stockpile expands to 47 tons
    Kids harvest ‘miracle’ rice grown from stalks that survived 3/11…
    Gigantic belt brings mud to raise ground of tsunami-hit city
    Yoshida feared nuclear ‘annihilation’ of eastern Japan, testimony…
    Marinated beefsteak (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
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    Hatsune Miku performs in Moscow in March 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
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    Pyongyang turns to aggressive diplomacy to end its isolation
    NEW YORK—North Korea has mounted a diplomatic offensive to end its isolation in the international community, culminating in its foreign minister visiting the United States for the first time in 15 years.
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    Indian zoo: White tiger kills man who climbed into moat
    Chinese court jails Uighur scholar for life for separatism
    A web page that looks like Apple Inc.’s site is designed to steal iPhone users’ Apple ID. (Provided by Trend Micro Inc.)
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    Ice made of a single crystal (Provided by Seiji Kamimura, a professor at the Nagaoka University of Technology)
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    A scientist at Nagaoka University of Technology in Niigata Prefecture has developed a method of creating ultra-transparent ice that is nearly indistinguishable from water.
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