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22 September 2014 Last updated at 16:49 ET

Thousands of HK students at boycottStudents gather and sing freedom songs during a strike at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 22 September 2014.

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


Jack MaAlibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.

Ashraf Ghani Ghani on becoming Afghan president Watch

Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.

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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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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