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30 May 2016 06:19

Hong Kong holds protests ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday ahead of the 27th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing.

  • 29 May 2016 12:40

    Fourth body found after Thailand speedboat accident

    The vessel, which was carrying 32 tourists plus four crew, capsized Thursday near a rocky stretch of coast on Koh Samui. The bodies of three women were soon found, but rescuers had to battle rough seas to search for 46-year-old Briton, Jason Parnell.

  • 29 May 2016 09:20

    Japan's Abe to delay sales tax hike until 2019: government source

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to delay an increase in sales tax by two and a half years, a government official said on Sunday, as the economy sputters and Abe prepares for a national election.

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