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Hong Kong protest clashes leave 20 injured

Hong Kong police have clashed with protesters again, with the government saying 20 people were injured in a fourth night of violence after nearly three weeks of pro-democracy rallies.

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Rival Koreas exchange fire across border

North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire across their heavily fortified land border, in the second such incident this month, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.

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S Korea concert planner found dead

A South Korean official has reportedly taken his own life, a day after 16 people were killed in an accident at an outdoor concert he helped organise and secure.

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Protesters take back key parts of Hong Kong

Protesters in Hong KongProtesters in Hong Kong have reoccupied the Mong Kok site, a key zone in the heart of the city, after police had cleared the area on Friday, sparking some of the most violent confrontations since the demonstrations began three weeks ago.

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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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