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22 September 2014 Last updated at 02:05 ET

Hong Kong students begin boycott Students of The University of Hong Kong gather at its Sun Yat-sen Place at campus on 19 September 2014 in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.


John Kerry with Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. 7 Aug 2014US hopes for Afghan security pact

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.

Paramilitary policemen stand on a truck as they travel past the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang on 23 May 2014.'Deadly blasts' in China's Xinjiang

Two people are killed and others injured in a series of blasts in Luntai county in China's restive Xinjiang region, Chinese media say.

Media round-ups

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

Pakistan-India monsoon floods: Averting future disasters

The BBC's Andrew North explains that more dams and more reservoirs would mitigate the destruction wrought by unpredictable monsoons.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Did Kashmir 'abandon' its flood-hit people?

Omar Abdullah says the government was caught off-guard, but the BBC's Soutik Biswas considers whether Kashmir could have learned lessons from other Indian states' flood response.

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Special Reports

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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