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31 October 2014 Last updated at 02:14 ET

Myanmar in rare multi-party talksOctober 1, 2012, Myanmar President Thein Sein (C) greets supporters as he arrives at Yangon International Airport

Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.


Frank Bainimarama casts his vote in the capital Suva during Fiji's elections - 17 September 2014Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks to the media at Sydney Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices - 19 September 2014Australia urged to send Ebola medics

Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.

Media round-ups

Carrie Gracie Article written by Carrie Gracie Carrie Gracie BBC China editor

China Week: Emissions, executions and broken dreams

US interest, execution figures and exploited camels: The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at what's been making headlines across China this week.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Black money: Making a mountain out of a molehill?

Is India's government playing politics with black money?

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

Why are India's air force planes falling out of the sky?

All air forces have accidents, but accounts of Indian warplanes crashing on training flights have become almost routine news, writes Andrew North.

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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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