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HK student leader taken to court

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Prominent student leader Joshua Wong and other activists appear in a Hong Kong court to face charges following their arrests in Mong Kok. 



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Taipei Mayor’s Race Could Alter Balance of Taiwan’s Political Power

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A victory for Ko Wen-je, a physician who has cultivated an outsider image, would mark a sharp defeat for Taiwan’s ruling party in a city considered its stronghold. 



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Malaysia leader nixes pledge to scrap sedition law

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a colonial-era law curbing free speech will be retained and strengthened, backpedaling on a pledge two years ago to abolish the law as part of political reforms. 



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5 killed in Afghan suicide attack on embassy vehicle

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A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, killing at least five civilians         



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Cricket world quick to respond to death of Hughes

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Players and fans across the cricket world expressed shock and sadness at the news of the death of Australian test batsman Phillip Hughes, two days after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. 




Qatar country profile

a shared story    1 hour 41 minutes ago
Provides an overview of Qatar, including key events and facts about this small country which has become a major oil producer. 



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China media: US human rights

a shared story    1 hour 41 minutes ago
Papers raise questions over Washington's human rights record in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson. 



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Militants attack Indian base in Kashmir region, fight still on

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By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Militants attacked an Indian army base in the disputed state of Kashmir on Thursday, wounding three soldiers, as the leaders of India and Pakistan attended a regional summit aimed at boosting trade between almost a quarter of the world's...(more) 



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Protests in Ferguson, elsewhere muted after two nights of racial unrest

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By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a grand jury decision to clear a white policeman of criminal prosecution for the shooting death...(more) 



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Thai court sentences five to death in war-torn south

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court sentenced to death five suspected Muslim separatists convicted of killing four soldiers, prompting Human Rights Watch to accuse the government of applying "double standards" in the turbulent south. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist but parts of the south, in particular the...(more) 



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Phil Hughes, Australian cricket player, dies from head injury during match

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Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.  




NYPD cops accused of wrongdoing will have info in database

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The NYPD has another layer of accountability to deal with — the Legal Aid Society has created a database of cops who behave badly.  



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