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China announces penalty points plan to curb abuse of internet

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Mainland censors will track and penalise individual and group internet users for “illegal activity and dishonest behaviour” under a new centralised “credit” system. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Inside Amazon’s Political Fun ‘House’

Free shipping and a TV show? It seemed crazy, but thanks to the success of the political comedy ‘Alpha House,’ Amazon is officially a player in the original series business.

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Wanted: More Devious Politicians

At least the schemers on shows like Game of Thrones are competent, which is more than we can say for this year’s crop of political masterminds.

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Net closes on Ling Jihua, one-time top aide to President Hu Jintao

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Graft-busters on the mainland are closing the net around a powerful family headed by Ling Jihua, for long the right-hand man of former president Hu Jintao. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet below 50pc

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet has fallen to 48.1 per cent, according to a new poll, as his government grapples with an unpopular plan to increase sales tax and a political funds scandal involving a top minister. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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LIVE: National Day flag-raising ceremony over as Joshua Wong leads silent protest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Good morning and welcome to day four of our live Occupy Central coverage. Overnight the crowds of protesters that have locked down the streets of Hong Kong were battered by heavy rain as the two-day National Day holiday began. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Idealistic dreams could become real nightmares for young Hongkongers

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Afghanistan’s presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

Washington welcomes agreement, calls for cooperation and calm

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Afghan presidential rivals reach unity deal after disputed vote

Agreement comes after more than two months of tension over a vote in which each side accused the other of fraud

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Former leader Tung Chee-hwa plans ‘grass roots think tank’ for Hong Kong development

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Tung Chee-hwa plans to set up a think tank to “promote the long-term development of Hong Kong”, as the former executive prepares to lead a 40-strong group of tycoons to meet Xi Jinping in Beijing. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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From college activism to the democracy front line

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The young leader of the group which organises the annual July 1 democracy rally says his is a job that no one else would want. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Thais conduct autopsies on British tourists bludgeoned to death

Two Britons were found Monday morning in a rocky alcove along the shore close to the hotel where they were both staying

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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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I may quit in 2016 if reform is vetoed, says lawmaker Lam Tai-fai

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Industrial-sector lawmaker Lam Tai-fai will consider ending his Legislative Council career in 2016 if the government’s political reform proposal is not passed next year. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Veterans of Israel’s elite Unit 8200 denounce its conscientious objectors

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Scores of veterans of elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defence after 43 comrades said they would no longer take part in its “injustices” against millions of Palestinians. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Sweden’s politics in upheaval as Social Democrats face coalition challenge

Far right anti-immigration Sweden Democrats emerged as the third biggest party in Sunday vote, winning 12.9 per cent of the vote

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Henan party cadre ‘regrets’ rushing at PLA singer Song Zuying

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A township official in Henan, who was detained three years ago for rushing the stage to embrace a popular military singer, has finally spoken out about the incident. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Moody’s warns Hong Kong electoral reform could lead to ‘credit negative’ outlook

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Leading international credit rating agency Moody’s warned today that a prolonged period of political discord relating to Hong Kong’s 2017 electoral reform could erode the city’s standing as a global financial centre, potentially leading to a negative credit outlook. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Shinya Tsukamoto’s film ‘Fires on the Plain’ to remind Japan of war’s horror

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Featuring cannibalism, maggots devouring rotting flesh and one soldier’s desperate bid to cling to humanity in the chaos, Japanese war film Fires on the Plain has both thrilled and shocked at the Venice film festival. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Barristers question legality of Beijing’s model for reform

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Mainland officials have failed to convince Hong Kong’s barristers that its model for universal suffrage in the city is in line with international law, the Bar Association chairman says. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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