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Hong Kong protest leaders suspend planned vote

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Sunday suspended a planned vote on the next steps in their month-long protest -- hours before it was due to begin -- due to differing opinions on how the movement should proceed, organisers said.

Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters' views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city's former leader on Friday called on them to clear the streets.

China launches first mission to moon and back

Beijing - China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite.

China’s new Ebola drug 'is promising'

Beijing - A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has produced a new Ebola treatment. The drug was produced in conjunction with the military.

Beijing embraces 'rule of law with Chinese characteristics'

Beijing - China's Communist rulers declared Thursday that the country would embrace the "rule of law with Chinese characteristics", official media reported after a key party meeting touted as heralding legal reform.

UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Geneva - A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed.

Hong Kong civil servants show support for democracy protests

Hong Kong - Hong Kong civil servants have taken to Facebook to anonymously voice support for ongoing democracy protests on a public page that points to unease among some of those working at the heart of the city's government.

Video: Angry Chinese woman rips ATM apart with bare hands

Shilong - A woman who was unable to get cash out of an ATM machine at a mall in China pulled it apart with her bare hands in frustration. Her efforts to force the machine to dispense cash soon attracted the attention of a crowd of shoppers at the mall.

Heartbroken Chinese woman spends a week at KFC

When dealing with a tough breakup, some grab a tub of ice-cream or chocolate, lock themselves away and eat until the pain goes away.

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests after talks

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leaders said Wednesday they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass pro-democracy protests and roadblocks.

No breakthrough during Hong Kong protest talks

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's government held its first talks Tuesday with pro-democracy protest leaders but made no breakthrough in their bid to end three weeks of disruptive mass rallies which have posed a major challenge to Beijing.

Hong Kong protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

Hong Kong - When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water.

China economic growth falls to five-year low of 7.3%, govt says

Beijing - China's gross domestic product expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday, despite efforts to kickstart the world's second-largest economyThe 7.

Hong Kong officials, democracy protesters hold first talks 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters Tuesday held their first talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed parts of the city, after its leader ruled out major reforms.

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Beijing - Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Beijing - Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

U.S., China in 'candid exchanges' ahead of Obama trip

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had "candid exchanges" over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said.

'Foreign forces' at work in Hong Kong protests, says leader

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's embattled leader on Sunday said "foreign forces" were at work in the pro-democracy movement that has paralysed parts of the city, as demonstrators accused police of using excessive violence during ugly clashes.

Hong Kong police charge leaves protesters injured

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police charged protesters gathered at a barricade early Sunday, leaving many requiring medical treatment just hours after the government confirmed talks aimed at ending three weeks of pro-democracy rallies.

HK govt to open talks with democracy protesters next week

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's government has said it will open talks with student demonstrators on Tuesday, after three nights of violent clashes between police and protesters who have paralysed parts of the city with mass pro-democracy rallies.

Chinese cloning researcher arrested on corruption charges

Beijing - Anti-corruption officials in China have charged a professor at the China Agricultural University with misusing government research funds.

Japan ministers at Tokyo war shrine despite warming China ties

Tokyo - Three nationalist ministers in Japan's cabinet paid homage at a war shrine hated by China Saturday, despite tentative signs of a thaw in Tokyo's long-frozen relationship with Beijing.

Multiple arrests as Hong Kong demonstrators retake protest camp

Hong Kong - Riot police clashed violently with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Saturday as demonstrators reoccupied a camp mostly cleared the previous day, leading to multiple arrests and jeopardising talks aimed at ending a political stalemate.

China, Russia mull high-speed Moscow-Beijing rail line: Report

Beijing - China and Russia are considering building a high-speed rail line thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Beijing that would cut the journey time from six days on the celebrated Trans-Siberian to two, Chinese media reported Friday.

Clashes as demonstrators try to take back Hong Kong protest camp

Hong Kong - Fresh clashes broke out in Hong Kong Friday night as pro-democracy demonstrators attempted to take back a protest camp in a densely populated suburb that had been partially cleared by police earlier in the day.

HK leader reopens talks offer after police brutality video

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's embattled leader made a dramatic u-turn Thursday, reopening his offer of talks with student protesters a week after the government abruptly pulled out of discussions aimed at ending more than a fortnight of mass pro-democracy rallies.

U.S. calls for swift probe into Hong Kong police brutality

Hong Kong - The United States has called for a "swift, transparent and complete" investigation into the beating of a handcuffed Hong Kong democracy protester by plainclothes police, as fresh street clashes broke out early Thursday.

HK legal chief says govt 'impartial' on police brutality

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's justice chief insisted Wednesday that any prosecution of plainclothes officers who were filmed beating a handcuffed protester would be handled impartially, as fresh clashes broke out on the city's streets.

No sign yet of MH370 in first update of underwater search

Sydney - Australian authorities released their first update on the latest underwater probe for missing flight MH370 Wednesday, saying more than 670 square kilometres (260 square miles) had been searched without success.

Police brutality video at Hong Kong protest sparks outrage

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police came under fire Wednesday after plainclothes officers were filmed beating and kicking a handcuffed protester during some of the worst clashes since mass pro-democracy rallies erupted over two weeks ago.
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