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Police fire tear gas as large crowds defy Hong Kong mask ban

Large crowds marched through torrential rain in unsanctioned rallies on both sides of Victoria Harbour Sunday afternoon.

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At Fukushima plant, a million-tonne headache: radioactive water

A thousand, towering tanks have now replaced many of the cherry trees that once dotted the plant's ground.

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Hong Kong: Protesters gather in mall to read out declaration forming provisional city government

Video obtained by Reuters showed protesters - many in masks - reading out the statement…

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Hundreds return to Hong Kong streets as metro, shops shut after violence

The increasingly violent demonstrations began in opposition to a bill introduced in April that would have allowed extradition to mainland China.

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Taiwan divers search for trapped fisherman after bridge collapse kills five

Divers joined hundreds of rescuers in the search effort after Tuesday's accident injured ten people. 

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Hong Kong flash-mob rallies erupt as anger mounts over shot protester

A few thousand demonstrators mustered in a park and then began marching through the city's commercial district.

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Police shoot Hong Kong protester in chest during clashes

A Hong Kong police officer shot a protester in the chest with a live round on Tuesday during sustained clashes in the city. 

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Taiwan condemns China's 'dictatorship' on 70th anniversary of Communist rule

Taiwan's government condemns China's "dictatorship" on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. 

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South Korean fighter jet patrols over islands disputed by Japan

South Korea showcased newly acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets to mark Armed Forces Day.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping says country will stay on path of peaceful development

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged peaceful development on the 70th birthday of Communist China.

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Taiwan shuts its schools and markets as Typhoon Mitag approaches

Typhoon Mitag is categorised by Taiwan's weather bureau as being at the second-strongest typhoon level.

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Fire at factory kills 19 in China's Ninghai county

The fire broke out on Sunday at a factory in Ninghai county, eastern Zhejiang province.

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Hong Kong clashes as China 70th anniversary celebrations near

The ongoing unrest in Hong Kong threatens to upstage those celebrations as the semi-autonomous city boils with public anger.

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Hong Kong police fire water cannon after protesters hurl petrol bombs

A water cannon truck fired on masked protesters who were throwing projectiles and petrol bombs towards Central Government Offices.

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Hong Kong protesters rebuild 'Lennon Walls' ahead of China National Day

A series of pro- and anti-Beijing protests are planned ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China on Tuesday

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