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#China charges #Uighur rights campaigner

China has charged a prominent ethnic Uighur professor with separatism, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid continuing anti-government protests.

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UN paves way for Khmer Rouge genocide trial

A United Nations-assisted tribunal has cleared the way to begin the genocide trial of two elderly former top leaders of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.

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Uighur exiles confirm deaths in #China clash

A clash in China's far western region of Xinjiang, home to the country's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, according to an exile group.

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Australians fighting in #Iraq to face arrest

Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

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China's ex-security chief faces investigation

China's former security chief is under investigation, the official Xinhua news agency has announced, in a move targeting one of the ruling Communist Party's most powerful men.

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#China says dozens killed in #Xinjiang attack

XinjiangDozens of people were killed and injured in an attack in China's far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uyghur minority, state media has reported.

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Asylum seekers reach Australian mainland

The first of 157 asylum-seekers who attempted to enter Australia by boat arrived on the country's mainland on Sunday, after being held at sea for weeks.

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Thailand's restive south hit by deadly bomb

At least two people have been killed and 36 others injured in a car bomb explosion outside a hotel in a commercial district in southern Thailand, police have said. 

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#Tamils held on boat to be sent to #Australia

Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention centre, the immigration minister said, in an apparent setback for the government's policies.

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#China flight paths obstructed by high-rises

More than half of China's military airfields have flight paths that are obstructed by tall buildings, causing accidents and airport closures, Chinese state media has reported.

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