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Have National Day rally the next day, officials suggest; organisers demur

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The government has come up with an alternative plan for the National Day rally against Beijing’s plans for electoral reform in the city after refusing to allow marchers to set off from Victoria Park: hold it the next day instead. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hong Kong government making more requests for Google to hand over user data

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Hong Kong authorities have become more active in requesting access to individuals’ Google accounts. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Our Spineless Duopoly Strikes Again

From a new war in the Middle East to the reauthorization of a corrupt government programs, Republicans always find a way to disappoint everyone.

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South Sudan backtracks over ban on foreign workers after protests

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The government in war-torn South Sudan said it would not be expelling any foreign workers, reversing a policy announcement made the previous day that caused a storm of protest from aid agencies and neighbouring countries. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Apple hiring manager in Beijing to handle China government data requests

<!– google_ad_section_start –> US technology giant Apple is hiring a head of law enforcement in Beijing to deal with user data requests from the government in the mainland, according to a public job advertisement, after the corporation last month began storing private data on Chinese soil for the first <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China jails four Uygurs for ‘plotting attacks’ and ‘trying to join foreign terror groups’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for “plotting terror attacks”, state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fuelled by Islamist militants. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Argentina tries ‘baby theft’ doctors

Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

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Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Laos may be taking a page from Beijing’s playbook with a new set of restrictions for NGOs operating in the country, which have alarmed both non-profit groups and Western diplomats. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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‘I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block’

‘Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block’

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Police probe four union leaders after protests

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Four Macau casino workers are believed to be under police investigation after they took part in a string of protests for better pay and benefits. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power

The struggle to find a successor to President Hamid Karzai has destabilised Afghanistan and paralysed its economy just as most foreign troops withdraw

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VIDEO: Haiti’s disease fighting eco toilet

Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti – but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

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Glenn Greenwald claims New Zealand planned to spy on its citizens

<!– google_ad_section_start –> New Zealand was preparing to conduct mass domestic surveillance last year, a US investigative journalist said yesterday, five days before the country goes to the polls, provoking immediate denials from Prime Minister John Key. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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US leads military drills in Ukraine while fighting continues in east

<!– google_ad_section_start –> US-led military exercises involving 15 countries were set to begin in Ukraine yesterday, as fighting rumbled on in the restive east between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in violation of a ceasefire. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Snowden alleges New Zealand planned mass domestic spying; PM denies claim

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says NSA documents showed New Zealand’s electronic spy agency took the first steps towards the surveillance in a project dubbed Speargun

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Russia to create anti-crisis fund to aid sanctions-hit companies

Western sanctions have limited access to foreign capital for Russia’s largest banks and key oil companies

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President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive targets senior officials taking EMBAs

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Senior mainland officials have been ordered to stop studying for executive master’s business administration degrees as part of President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Devolution powers are ‘lop-sided’

A former Welsh Secretary says the current devolution settlement is unfair and should change.

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Thai army’s post-coup actions in deep south hardening insurgency, observers say

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A bombing suspect who was held for two weeks without charge in Thailand’s insurgency-battered south says an army dragnet after a May coup overthrew the government is stiffening hostility towards the kingdom – and undercutting a fresh bid for peace. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Downton Abbey: The secrets of series five

Secrets of the costume juggernaut

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