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China graft crackdown hits Hong Kong’s ‘Dried Seafood Street’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> In a narrow Hong Kong street filled with the tang of dried sea creatures, shopkeepers are blaming China’s recent corruption crackdown for falling sales of expensive banquet foods such as shark fin and abalone. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Snowden stayed at Russia’s consulate while in Hong Kong, report says

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Edward Snowden, the US intelligence contractor who was granted asylum in Russia, contacted Russian officials before he flew to Moscow and spent several days at the country’s diplomatic mission in Hong Kong, a newspaper said on Monday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Snipers shoot at UN chemical weapons team in Syria

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Snipers shot at a UN team set to inspect the site of a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack on Monday, further ratcheting up tensions as the West warned of possible military action against Damascus. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Married cheats prefer lunchtime trysts

<!– google_ad_section_start –> With two million would-be Japanese adulterers signed up for the cheaters dating website ashleymadison.com, we can only wonder how its Hong Kong launch will go down this week. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Philippine expats support fellow countrymen with call for action against corruption

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Representatives of the Philippines community in Hong Kong called on the Philippine government on Monday to make a greater effort in the fight against “systemic graft and corruption” in their home country. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Afghan president holds Pakistan talks on Taliban peace quest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Visiting Afghan president Hamid Karzai held talks on Monday with Pakistan’s new prime minister, seeking help to open communication with the Taliban to end 12 years of war. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Graft watchdog investigates oil executive Wang Yongchun

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese authorities are investigating a top official of the country’s largest oil and gas producer for “discipline violations”, state media said on Monday, using a term that typically refers to corruption. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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What do North Korean rice prices say about the supreme leader’s power?

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The cost of rice stabilised in North Korea over the past three months, suggesting that supreme leader Kim Jong-un was strengthening his grip on the military, said an expert at a South Korean state-funded think tank. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Tens of thousands protest in Philippines against misused funds

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Tens of thousands of Filipinos angry at official corruption marched through the centre of Manila and other cities to demand the abolition of a misused fund for legislators’ pet projects, the biggest protest aimed at Benigno Aquino’s government. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Can Dilma Recover?

Mac Margolis on the Brazilian president’s struggle to win back the vote.

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China news round-up: Bo Xilai’s trial begins in Jinan

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Thursday’s summary of top stories in Chinese and foreign news on Chinese politics, society, the economy and foreign affairs. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Oscar de la Renta Calls Hillary Clinton ‘A Symbol of Where Women Want to Go’

Gotham Magazine talks to Oscar de la Renta about Hillary’s new hair and her potential for US President.

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Hong Kong’s elite pay their respects to banker Lee Quo-wei

<!– google_ad_section_start –> More than 1,000 people, including Hong Kong’s rich and powerful, bade farewell to banker Lee Quo-wei at his funeral vigil in North Point yesterday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Damascus dead have mouths full of foam

<!– google_ad_section_start –> They are among the most horrific images of the two-year Syrian civil war – many too shocking to show. Rows of pale lifeless bodies of children lined up on floors of makeshift hospitals and others with oxygen masks on their faces as paramedics attended to them. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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US companies see delay on Asean single market

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Two leading American business groups said US firms operating in Asean countries are sceptical the regional bloc can meet a 2015 deadline to establish a single market. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Indonesia’s middle class hard hit by rising fuel costs

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Before Indonesia effectively shut down for the Eid ul-Fitr earlier this month, Ibu Tarmi sold a kilogram of potatoes for about 6,000 rupiah. Now that price has almost doubled to help absorb the cost of vegetables she buys from delivery trucks every morning at about 5am. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Biden’s 2016 Hint

Is the vice president gearing up for a presidential run? Ben Jacobs reports on a planned visit to Iowa.

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Why Bo Needed Sunny

Veterinarian Patty Khuly says a presidential pet’s life is a lonely one—but Sunny was rigorously vetted.

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Pakistan’s former president Musharraf charged with Bhutto’s murder

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf was indicted on Tuesday on three counts over the murder of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto who died in a gun and suicide attack in December 2007. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Former Pakistan Army Chief Charged in Bhutto Death

A Pakistani court has indicted Pervez Musharraf, the former president and army chief, in the 2007 assassination of a former prime minister.

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