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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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Game on for Scottish independence campaign after surge in polls

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Scotland’s prospects of independence after a referendum in two weeks received a boost yesterday when a second opinion poll showed the “Yes” camp within touching distance of victory. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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At least we now know where we stand

<!– google_ad_section_start –> One country, two systems is as much about substance as appearance. We can argue till we are blue in the face about to what extent it still actually underpins Hong Kong-mainland relations. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Basic Law Committee chairman Li Fei outlines remaining issues to be sorted

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nominating stage: 1) Should there be two or three candidates? <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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‘This is a sad day for Hong Kong and democracy': Scholar slams Beijing’s reform blueprint

<!– google_ad_section_start –> One of the world’s most prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying they would fail to meet international standards for universal suffrage and could invite a public boycott. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Moderates on both sides of political divide gripped by pessimism

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Political moderates met the news from Beijing with stony expressions and in some cases tears, when they learned that the 2017 chief executive election would be tightly controlled by Beijing. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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