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Japan's new trade minister said on Thursday a political support group spent money at a racy bar, a blow for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his cabinet suffered two high-profile resignations over separate funding scandals.
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protest leaders sat down on Oct. 21 for talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed the city's streets
SEOUL - Agence France-Presse
Sixteen people were killed and nine others seriously injured when a ventilation grate gave way while they were watching an outdoor pop concert in Seongnam south of Seoul on Oct. 17
Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders Monday angrily rejected claims by the city's chief executive that "external forces" are orchestrating their mass rallies, ahead of talks intended to end three weeks of political stalemate.
Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn
TOKYO - Reuters
Japan's new trade and industry minister quit over a funding scandal on Monday and the justice minister resigned after being accused of violating electoral laws
Hong Kong's embattled leader reopened his offer of talks with student leaders Thursday a week after the government abruptly pulled out of discussions aimed at ending weeks of mass democracy rallies.
HONG KONG- Reuters
Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early Oct. 19 for a second night
BEIJING - Agence France-Presse
The BBC's website was blocked in China Oct. 15, one day after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online
South Korean police said Oct. 19 no safety personnel were deployed at an outdoor pop concert where a ventilation grate collapsed, killing 16 people and injuring nine others
BEIJING – Agence France-Presse
More than 82 million people in China still live on less than about $1 a day, a senior official said, despite a decades-long boom that made it the world's second-largest economy.
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