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Hong Kong police disperse pro-democracy group
Chinese official visiting financial hub heckled by pro-democracy lawmakers and activists who demand full democracy.
Last updated: 01 Sep 2014 07:52 GMT
China denies Hong Kong full democracy
Electoral framework allows direct elections in 2017, but rules out direct nomination of candidates by voters.
Last updated: 31 Aug 2014 20:03 GMT
Domestic workers: Silent no more
It is time to acknowledge the importance of domestic workers as valuable members of society.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2014 12:54 GMT
Hong Kong's domestic worker abuse
Indonesian maid tells her story of violence, while Amnesty says thousands live in similar conditions.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2014 11:57 GMT
Anger over Hong Kong maid-abuse case
Criminal inquiry opened into alleged torture of Indonesian domestic help by employer as activists plan to hold protests.
Last updated: 16 Jan 2014 05:03 GMT
Typhoon relief effort picks up in Philippines
UN gives $25m in emergency aid while US and Britain send warships to help country in state of national calamity.
Last updated: 12 Nov 2013 12:17 GMT
Hong Kong gives Philippines sanctions warning
Substantial progress demanded within a month in talks on apology and compensation for 2010 hostage tragedy.
Last updated: 05 Nov 2013 08:36 GMT
Snowden's father to visit son in Russia
Father of US whistleblower Edward Snowden receives Russian visa and will travel there to see his son, he tells ABC News.
Last updated: 12 Aug 2013 00:57 GMT
Edward Snowden's father mulls Russia visit
Father of ex-US spy agency worker wanted for leaking surveillance programme says he has been asked by FBI to visit him.
Last updated: 31 Jul 2013 13:26 GMT
Lawyer says Snowden to stay in Russia
National Security Agency whistleblower plans to start studying the Russian language and culture, his lawyer says.
Last updated: 24 Jul 2013 17:12 GMT
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