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Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka Oct. 29 as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster officials said.
HONG KONG - Agence France-Presse
Hong Kong democracy activists on Oct. 28 marked one month of mass protests, calling on supporters to gather for an evening rally wearing the masks they have used to ward off police tear gas and pepper spray.
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.
GWANGJU, South Korea - Reuters
South Korean prosecutors on Oct. 27 sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people dead or missing.
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
CAMP LEATHERNECK - Agence France-Presse
The Union Jack was lowered at Camp Bastion in Helmand, while the Stars and Stripes came down at the adjacent Camp Leatherneck - the last US Marine base in the country
HONG KONG- Reuters
Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early Oct. 19 for a second night
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
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.
SEOUL - Agence France-Presse
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
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
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
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