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Shanghai journalists arrested in fraud probe

Police in Shanghai are investigating eight people, including employees of a business newspaper, on suspicion of extortion, China's official Xinhua news agency has said.

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#China marks World War Two victory over #Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping and all of the top officials in his government have made a rare joint appearance to mark 69 years since Japan's surrender at the end of World War II.

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Heavy rains trigger deadly landslide in #China

Heavy rainfall across China has triggered floods and landslides, killing at least eight people and leaving 24 others missing, state media has reported.

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Deadly knife attack at #China school

A man stabbed three children and a teacher to death and wounded several others in a rampage at a Chinese primary school that refused to enrol his daughter, state media said.

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Hong Kong police disperse pro-democracy group

Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists who stormed a security check-point at a venue where a senior Chinese official was explaining Beijing's decision not to grant the former British colony full democracy.

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N Korea fires short-range projectile into sea

North Korea has fired a short-range projectile towards the sea off its east coast in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials from South Korea have said.

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#China denies Hong Kong full democracy

China has endorsed a framework for the first direct election in Hong Kong in two years, but stopped short of allowing citizens of the special administrative region from directly nominating candidates, which activists have been demanding.

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#China rebukes 'foreign meddling' in Hong Kong

China has warned against any foreign interference ahead of a crucial ruling on Hong Kong's political future, saying Beijing will not tolerate the use of the city "as a bridgehead to subvert and infiltrate the mainland".

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NZ minister quits over smear campaign links

New Zealand's justice minister Judith Collins has resigned amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger and leaked emails linking her to smear campaigns against rivals.

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India's prime minister embarks on Japan visit

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Japan on a five-day official visit, with defence, nuclear and infrastructure cooperation being high on bilateral agenda.

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