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Hong Kong media magnate's home searched

Hong Kong's anti-corruption police have searched the homes of a media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing and a pro-democracy legislator after receiving a complaint alleging that lawmakers had taken bribes.

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New search area located for missing MH370 jet

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane's possible location emerged, Australia has said.

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#China rejects #Taiwan breach of airspace claim

Beijing has rejected Taipei's claim that two Chinese military aircraft had breached Taiwan's airspace four times, saying it was a "routine flight".

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Deadly flash floods hit South Korea

At least five people have been killed and five others reported missing after heavy rains pummelled the southern parts of South Korea, the state's disaster management agency has said.

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Australian magnate offers #China apology

Australian mining magnate and politician Clive Palmer has apologised to China's ambassador to Australia for a tirade in which he referred to the Chinese government as "bastards", setting off a firestorm in Canberra and Beijing.

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#China calls Zimbabwe's Mugabe an 'old friend'

China's President Xi Jinping has hailed Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe - a pariah in the West - as a renowned African liberation leader and an "old friend" of the Chinese people.

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Thai king endorses coup leader as PM

Thailand's king has endorsed coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, paving the way for the formation of an interim government.

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#Macau arrests five over pro-democracy poll

Police in the global gambling hub of Macau have arrested five people involved with an informal poll to measure support for direct elections of the Chinese-controlled city's leader.

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#Japan ready to offer flu drug for #Ebola

Japan said it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as potential treatment to fight the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.

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#China executes Tiananmen Square 'attackers'

China has executed eight people for alleged "terrorist" attacks across the country, including three who "masterminded" a car crash in the capital Beijing's Tiananmen Square last year, state media has said.

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