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Australian couple deny deserting 'sick' child

An Australian couple, who were accused of abandoning a baby boy that they had with a Thai surrogate woman because he had Down's syndrome, has denied the accusation and said they would fight to get the child back.

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Nigerian quarantined in Hong Kong over #Ebola

A Nigerian man who was quarantined after he showed Ebola-like symptoms during a trip to Hong Kong has tested negative for the deadly virus.

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Typhoon Halong wounds dozens as it hits #Japan

Typhoon Halong has hit western Japan, leaving dozens of people injured while the coastguard searched for a man who went missing apparently while surfing when the storm hit.

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Dozens killed in #Tibet bus accident

A tour bus has plunged into a Tibetan valley after hitting two vehicles, killing 44 people and injuring 11, China's official news agency Xinhua reported.

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#China frees human rights lawyer

A Chinese human rights lawyer whose secret detention and alleged torture by Communist authorities prompted an international outcry has been released after a three-year jail sentence, his wife and a relative said.

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#China tightens control over instant messaging

China's government has tightened control over popular instant messaging services after reportedly telling a South Korea official that access to some foreign services was blocked because they were used to exchange terrorism-related information.

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Official says Thai surrogacy clinic broke law

A Bangkok clinic at the centre of a surrogacy scandal that left a Thai mother caring for a baby with Down syndrome after carrying twins for an Australian couple, has violated Thailand's regulations on surrogacy, the country's Health Support Service has said.

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Jewish children taunted on Sydney bus

Five Australian teenagers have been arrested over an alleged racial attack on a bus full of children from Jewish schools in Sydney, officials said.

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Chinese city bans beards and veils on buses

A city in northwestern China's Xinjiang region has banned people with large beards or Islamic clothing from boarding buses, state media has said.

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#Cambodia jails Khmer Rouge leaders for life

Nuon Chea-Khieu SamphanA UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia has sentenced two former Khmer Rouge leaders to life in prison for crimes against humanity related to their role in the country's 1970s terror.

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