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30 September 2014 Last updated at 09:05 ET

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.


US troops inspect scene of suicide bombing in Kabul, 16 September 2014Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Passengers berate politicians on flight'VIP culture' video man is sacked

A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.

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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