Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators have massed outside the offices of the city's embattled leader in a tense standoff with police, with calls growing for him to resign as protests grip the city.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters saw tourist mainland Chinese as a perfect fodder to spread the word.
The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered.
The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony for China's National Day each had their feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials.
Hong Kong expats across New Zealand are staging a show of support for pro-democracy protests.
North Korean leader who's mysteriously been missing from the public eye for almost a month is merely recovering from ankle surgery, it's claimed.
Cybersecurity researchers uncover Apple iOS virus believed to be is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing grey smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air.
New president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai signs security agreement to allow 9800 US and 2000 Nato troops to remain in Afghanistan.
Pro-democracy protesters extend a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades.
In Britain's strongest interjection over clashes in Hong Kong, finance chief George Osborne urged China to seek peace.
Thailand has announced plans to give tourists wristbands carrying their personal details, as the kingdom falls under intense scrutiny over visitor safety following the murder of two British holidaymakers.
A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after he raped and killed a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train.
More than $270,000 has been raised for surrogate baby Gammy who was allegedly abandoned by his Australian parents.
Some 110 people aboard a South Korean sightseeing ship were rescued by fishing boats after the vessel ran aground.
The protests taking part in the heart of Hong Kong present the biggest challenge to Beijing since the 1989 Tiananmen protests.
Pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong continue to sweep up momentum.
Social media users in China give a collective groan after the country's Communist rulers block Instagram in the wake of protests in Hong Kong.
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Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.
North Korea has rejected US efforts to discuss the detention of three Americans, a US diplomat has said.
The search for victims of a Japanese volcano, feared to have killed 36, has been abandoned due to fears of toxic gases.
The Hong Kong government has withdrawn riot police from city streets after pro-democracy protests began to calm down.
Numerous reports of photo-sharing service being blocked amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Helicopters have begun airlifting the hikers' bodies down from the ash-blanketed peak of a Japanese volcano.
Hong Kong police haved used tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests and baton-charged the crowd blocking a key road in the government district.
More than 250 climbers are trapped after a volcano erupted in central Japan.
Aceh has approved a law that can punish anyone having gay sex with 100 lashes.
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A man has stabbed to death four primary schoolchildren in southern China, state media report.