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29 Nov 2014 06:57

Taiwan votes in key elections ahead of presidential polls

Opinion polls suggest the Kuomintang (KMT) are heading for heavy losses as they struggle with growing fears over Chinese influence, a slowing economy and a string of food scandals.

  • 29 Nov 2014 03:42

    Amnesty warns against 'excessive force' by Hong Kong police

    Amnesty International on Friday warned Hong Kong police against "excessive force" ahead of a planned rally by pro-democracy demonstrators, following scuffles as a major protest site was cleared earlier this week.

  • 28 Nov 2014 19:21

    Thai parliament sets Yingluck impeachment date

    Thailand's military-stacked legislature pushed ahead on Friday (Nov 28) with plans to impeach ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in what analysts say is an attempt to neuter her family's influence in politics for good.

  • 28 Nov 2014 21:16

    Sri Lanka arrests 37 asylum seekers turned back by Australia

    Australia's coastguard intercepted a trawler carrying 37 Sri Lankans near the Indonesian coast, before handing the asylum-seekers over to Sri Lanka's navy, an officer said. 

  • 28 Nov 2014 11:20

    'Supercell storm' batters Australia's Brisbane

    The storm, which officials said was one of the worst seen in the country, rained hailstones the size of tennis balls and left a US$85 million damage bill as the army helped clear up on Friday (Nov 28).

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