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  • 22 Nov 2014 15:11

    Hong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city

    The pro-democracy protests have suffered a steady drop in popular backing - 83 per cent of respondents in a Hong Kong University poll of 513 people said this week they wanted the occupation to end.

  • 22 Nov 2014 18:01

    Two dead as 5.9 magnitude quake hits China's Sichuan

    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday (Nov 22), the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media reporting two people were killed and 60 others injured.

  • 22 Nov 2014 22:08

    6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses

    A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan at 10.08pm (9.08pm Singapore time) on Saturday (Nov 22), with its epicentre at a depth of 10km in the north of Nagano Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said.

  • 22 Nov 2014 09:34

    UN presses Myanmar over Rohingya rights

    Under a controversial government-backed plan, the Rohingya would be forced to identify themselves as Bengali - a term seen as disparaging - in order to apply for citizenship. 

  • 22 Nov 2014 14:37

    Indonesia's president causes a buzz by flying economy

    Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana queued for check-in at Jakarta airport like ordinary passengers before flying economy class to watch his son's high school graduation in Singapore on Friday (Nov 21).

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