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#China rebukes 'foreign meddling' in Hong Kong

China has warned against any foreign interference ahead of a crucial ruling on Hong Kong's political future, saying Beijing will not tolerate the use of the city "as a bridgehead to subvert and infiltrate the mainland".

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NZ minister quits over smear campaign links

New Zealand's justice minister Judith Collins has resigned amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger and leaked emails linking her to smear campaigns against rivals.

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India's prime minister embarks on Japan visit

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Japan on a five-day official visit, with defence, nuclear and infrastructure cooperation being high on bilateral agenda.

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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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