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Ming Pao editor's dismissal stirs unease in Hong Kong

Sacking, following publication by Ming Pao daily of report on Panama Papers leak, raises concerns about press freedom.

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Hong Kong: Student activist Joshua Wong goes on trial

Activists accused of obstructing justice during 2014 Umbrella Revolution say trial is "politically motivated".

Joshua Wong

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Mass arrests reported in Indonesia's restive Papua

Hundreds "still in detention" after nearly 2,000 were held before anniversary of Papua's incorporation into Indonesia.

Papuans

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Refugee sets herself on fire at Australia's Nauru camp

Australian minister accuses refugee advocates of inciting self-harm after second incident of self-immolation in a week.

Australia's Nauru camp

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Autumn storms wreak havoc on Australia

Wet and windy weather sweeps across the Great Australian Bight, downing trees and power lines.

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South Korea and Iran expected to sign major trade deals

South Korea's president has arrived in Tehran for the first summit between the two countries since 1962.

Park Geun-hye and Hassan Rouhani

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Philippines: Abu Sayyaf frees 10 Indonesian captives

Local police say sailors held for five weeks by armed group are released on southern Jolo island.

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Minamata patients speak out on anniversary of disease

Sunday marks 60 years since the Minamata disease, a neurological condition caused by toxic dumping, was discovered.

Minamata patients

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North Korea hands US citizen 10 years hard labour

Official news agency says 62-year-old admitted spying for the South Korean and US governments.

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North Korea 'missile crashes' moments after launch

South Korea says suspected mid-range ballistic missile crashed, which would be second such failure in recent weeks.

submarine ballistic missile

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