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22 September 2014 Last updated at 16:50 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.


Protesters take part in the rally for the beginning of Occupy Central movement outside Central Government Offices in Central, Hong Kong on 31 August 2014What is Occupy Central?

As students begin a boycott seen as a prelude to the wider Occupy Central pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, the BBC explains the movement.

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.

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