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23 September 2014 Last updated at 01:53 ET

Uighur academic jailed for lifeFile photo: Ilham Tohti, 4 February 2013

A court in China has found prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti guilty of separatism and jailed him for life, his lawyer says.


University students from across Hong Kong attend the start of a week-long boycott of classes at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shatin, Hong Kong, China, 22 September 2014Students to protest in HK centre

Thousands of Hong Kong students are to gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long protest.

A photo made available on 23 September 2014 shows a torch that also functions as an electric shock device, displayed in a security equipment shop in Beijing on 19 September 2014China exporting 'tools of torture'

A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty says.

Media round-ups

Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

India's top newspaper hits back against Bollywood star Deepika Padukone in the latest round of the cleavage tweet controversy.

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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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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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