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China rules out open Hong Kong poll
China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan
Continuing clashes in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the toppling of PM Nawaz Sharif leave two dead and hundreds injured.
Philippine troops in Syria rescued
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape.
India's growth hits two year high
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.
Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.
Biggest Japan defence budget sought
Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
Pakistan army to mediate in protest
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.
Myanmar census shows 9m shortfall
The first national census since 1983 reveals that Myanmar has 9 million fewer people than the 60 million the government had estimated.
Australian actor Bill Kerr dies
Australian actor Bill Kerr, "the boy from Wagga Wagga" who became one of Tony Hancock's radio sidekicks in the 1950s, dies in Perth at 92.
VIDEO: India Prime Minister starts Japan visit
The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is starting a five-day visit to Japan this weekend.
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