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Protesters take part in a pro-democracy rally on 31 August 2014 in Hong Kong, China

China warns UK against 'interfering' in affairs of Hong Kong as region gripped by democracy protests

Britain is conducting an inquiry into its relationship with Hong Kong and the rights of its citizens, 17 years after it handed sovereignty to China

A visitor walks past a mosquitoes warning poster at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo

Japan battling first dengue fever outbreak for almost 70 years

A Tokyo park is thought to be the source of the disease spread by mosquitoes

The government says there will be a toilet paper shortage crisis for about a month if the area is hit by an imminent Tokai mega-quake

Japan tells people to stock up on toilet paper in case of earthquake

The government says there will be a toilet paper shortage crisis for about a month if the area is hit by an imminent Tokai mega-quake

Andy Hall faces eight years in jail if found guilty

Briton Andy Hall in Thai court on defamation charge after speaking out over ‘human rights abuses’ against migrant workers

Researcher has accused fruit growers over child labour and migrant workers

Supporters of Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad on Monday
A Japanese stage actor performs during a protest against the alleged Japanese hunting of dolphins in Taiji, Japan

Dolphin hunting season begins in Taiji, Japan

Protesters across the globe staged demonstrations against the annual event where hundreds of animals are killed or captured

Sohan Lal, father and uncle of Murti and Pushpa, the two girls who were raped and hanged in Katra Sadatganj in Uttar Pradesh, is comforted by his mother

Toilets unveiled at Indian village where two girls were gang-raped and hanged

Cousins were assaulted and killed as they went to the loo at night

Pro-democracy protesters clashing with police officers outside the Hong Kong government complex

Hong Kong braced for more demonstrations as pro-democracy protesters dispersed by police

Pro-democracy activists removed from city centre amid stand-off as Beijing rules out full democracy

Paintball is one of a small number of leisure activities that have sprung up in Kabul since the fall of the Taliban

Shooting for fun in Afghanistan with an army of middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns are proving a popular diversion for some in a country flooded with the real thing

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif convenes parliament after three die in protests against him in weekend of violence

The clashes left at least three dead and hundreds injured

Nine Japanese porn actresses,pose with three supporters in Tokyo on August 30, 2014, as they were preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours for a charity event loosely translated as

Japanese porn stars 'raise thousands' for AIDs research by letting public grope their breasts

'Boob aid' was endorsed by the Japan Foundation for AIDS Prevention

Benny Tai (R), co-founder of the Occupy Central movement, rallies with democracy activists next to the Hong Kong government complex on August 31

Hong Kong 2017 elections: Protests begin in China as authorities criticised for anti- democracy crackdown

Occupy Central has vowed to stage a sit-in protest in central business district

The Hong Kong government is expected to deploy 5,000 police for tonight’s expected protest

China takes a hard line over foreign interference in the direction of Hong Kong's politics

Parliament is expected to limit elections for the leadership of the former British colony to pro-Beijing candidates only
May Myat Noe was stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers say

Burmese beauty queen May Myat Noe accused of absconding with ruby-encrusted crown

Country's first international beauty queen was stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers said

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) inspects a parachute

Kim Jong-un's banker 'defects' to Russia with $5 million

The banker is reportedly seeking asylum in a third, unnamed, country

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In this photo illustration a school student eats a hamburger as part of his lunch which was brought from a fast food shop near his school, on October 5, 2005 in London, England. The British government has announced plans to remove junk food from school lunches. From September 2006, food that is high in fat, sugar or salt will be banned from meals and removed from vending machines in schools across England. The move comes in response to a campaign by celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver to improve school meals.
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'I’ll tell you what I would not serve - lamb and potatoes'

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