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1 October 2014 Last updated at 17:23 ET

China warns on 'illegal' HK protests

China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.


Rescue workers search for missing bodies after Mount Ontake eruption on 28 SeptJapan volcano eruption deaths rise

Rescue workers in Japan recover more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 47 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.

Media round-ups

Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

India's Mars mission: Picture that spoke 1,000 words

One image from the day India put its Mars probe in orbit ended up trending on Twitter and sparked debate about tradition and modernity, says Soutik Biswas.

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Andrew North Article written by Andrew North Andrew North South Asia correspondent

Narendra Modi lawsuit revisits Gujarat riots on US visit

India's PM Narendra Modi is on a glitzy, high-profile five-day US visit. So why can't he shake off lawsuits and questions about his past?

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A woman riding a scooter waits for a traffic signal along a street in Mumbai February 5, 2014.Special report: India Direct

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