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Philippine rebels free German hostages

Two German hostages have been freed by the Abu Sayyaf group in the southern Philippines, the Philippines military and the group have said, on the day the group had threatened to kill one of them.

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Clashes after Hong Kong protest site cleared

Hong Kong police have clashed with pro-democracy protesters after the forced clearing of a protest site brought more activists to the streets.

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#Myanmar jails journalists over 'public alarm'

Myanmar has sentenced a media owner, publisher and three reporters to two years in prison for an article published by a privately run journal, which the government said caused public alarm.

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#Cambodia tribunal opens first genocide case

A UN-backed Cambodian tribunal has begun hearing the first genocide case against the country's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.

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Hong Kong police clear more protest sites

Dozens of Hong Kong police have descended on a pro-democracy protest zone to remove barricades in a dawn raid.

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Sixteen dead in South Korea concert accident

South Korea concertSixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured after a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls' band near South Korea's capital, authorities have said.

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Hong Kong leader ready to meet demonstrators

Hong Kong's leader has said he is ready to start talks with protest leaders as soon as next week, suggesting a breakthrough in a political crisis that has seen activists occupy the city's key business districts for almost three weeks.

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Police actions in Hong Kong spark outrage

Hong Kong riot police moving against activists have sparked outrage after officers were seen kicking a handcuffed protester and dragging dozens of others, in some of the worst violence since the start of the pro-democracy demonstrations.

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Korean generals hold military talks

Generals from North and South Korea have held military talks for the first time in more than three years at a border village on how to ease animosities between the countries after two shooting incidents last week, South Korean media has reported.

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Hong Kong police clear protest barricades

Hong Kong policeForty-five people have been arrested in Hong Kong after police and demonstrators clashed, with dozens of officers in riot gear using pepper spray in some of the most violent scenes since protests against the government.

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