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Hong Kong 'Umbrella Movement' nominated for Nobel prize

China accuses US politicians of meddling after nominating pro-democracy activists for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Movement'

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Hong Kong bans domestic sale of ivory

The ban will be implemented in steps, with all domestic sales prohibited from 2021 onwards, officials say.

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Aceh requires Muslim air hostesses to wear hijab

Officials of semi-autonomous territory say female Muslim flight attendants, when flying into Aceh, must wear headscarf.

Rayani Air

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Anti-US base mayor leads before Okinawa election

Many Okinawa residents associate the US military presence with crime, pollution and accidents.

Okinawa election

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Australia: Heat wave causes blackout in Victoria

50,000 customers lose power as cooling devices cause a surge in demand.

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Outrage in Hong Kong as activist is barred from polls

Agnes Chow, 21, was seeking to become Hong Kong's youngest council member for a pro-democracy party.

Agnes Chow

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Duterte offers '42 virgins' to visitors of Philippines

President makes unsavoury joke in New Delhi as he secures $1.25bn 'investment pledge' after meeting business leaders.

ASEAN leaders

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Dozens killed in fire at Miryang hospital

At least 37 dead with toll feared to rise after emergency room blaze at hospital in southern city.

Firefighters

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Forced labour blights Thailand's fishing industry: HRW

Rights abuses still rampant in profitable sector despite government pledge to implement reforms, Human Rights Watch says.

Thailand's fishing industry

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North Korea is least reported humanitarian crisis: Care

North Korea, Eritrea, Vietnam and DRC some of world's least reported humanitarian crises, says Swiss-based NGO.

North Koreans

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