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Hong Kong activist renews calls for independence

Andy Chan called on the UK and US to help semi-autonomous region from being annexed and 'destroyed' by mainland China.

Andy Chan

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Australian archbishop avoids prison after concealing child abuse

Philip Wilson was sentenced to 12 months for covering up sexual abuse of children by priest from the Catholic Church.

Philip Wilson

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China's state media defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

More than one million Uighurs are estimated to be in detention in 'counter-extremism centres' in China's far west.

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Indonesia's Lombok earthquake death toll passes 430

More than 350,000 have been displaced after the magnitude-6.9 quake struck the tourist island a week ago.

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Deadly hospital fire kills nine people in Taiwan

Patients' relatives say they heard a blast and suspect an oxygen tank might have exploded.

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Rival Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Rivals didn't mention an exact date and provided no details on how to implement past agreements towards reconciliation.

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70,000 rally in Okinawa over US military base relocation

Japanese islanders are trying to block the government's plan to start dumping soil into Henoko Bay within days.

Block reclamation of Henoko Beach

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Indonesia earthquake: Death toll jumps to 387

More than 387,000 people displaced as scientists say quake lifted tourist island of Lombok as much as 25 centimetres.

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One million Muslim Uighurs held in secret China camps: UN panel

Vice chairperson of anti-discrimination committee says members of ethnic community treated as 'enemies of the state'.

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Over 270,000 displaced as Lombok quake death toll jumps

The death toll from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island rises to at least 321.

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