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Hong Kong protests live: Watch Wednesday's protest as students and officials find no compromise

Watch the student protests in Hong Kong after recent talks failed to find any common ground

Police in Indonesia are investigating the murder of a British man found with his throat cut in a rice field on the island of Bali

Robert Kelvin Ellis: Indonesian police investigate murder of British man found with throat cut in rice field

Robert Ellis, who was 60, found dead on Tuesday morning

Tourists film a rare wild giant panda in China

Video: Tourists in the Qinling mountains spotted the endangered species in a creek

BJP supporters celebrate in Maharashtra after the party secured enough seats to head the state government

India elections: Two more states fall to ruling BJP party as Narendra Modi rides the wave

Maharashtra and Haryana now under BJP majority control with more crushing defeats for ebbing Congress Party, but India still waits for new Prime Minister’s reforms

Himalayas avalanches: Search ends for trekkers stranded in blizzards, leaving death toll at 39

Trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan died in the blizzards and avalanches last week

Justice Minister Midori Matsushima quit after a complaint about giving away paper fans

Japan's ‘Abenomics’ rocked as two key female ministers resign over funding row

Further resignations following those of Yuko Obuchi and Midori Matsushima could raise doubts over Mr Abe’s own future

Bear in China zoo bites off nine-year-old boy’s arm

The boy was attempting to feed the bear through the bars of its cage

Pro-democracy protesters stand under a sign during an Occupy Central demonstration in the early morning

Hong Kong protests: Beijing finally realise pro-democracy demonstrators want system changed

After weeks of protest commentary published in well-known state-sponsored newspaper also alleges protests are ultimately violent

Pedestrians cheat death after being flung across the road following car crash

Video: The two pedestrians suffered multiple fractures but managed to survive an horrific crash

A policeman confronts protesters in the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong

Hong Kong protest talks to go ahead despite police attack on student demonstrators

Officers use pepper spray in effort to break up occupation blocking city roads

Police move the bodies of trekkers killed in a blizzard and avalanche to a transport plane in Jomsom, Nepal

Himalayas avalanches: Trekkers are harming rescue efforts by continuing to walk danger trail

At least 39 people are known to have died in the ferocious storm that hit the Annapurna trail last week

An anti-occupation protester throws a bottle of water at the crowd in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Battle rages on as violent clashes erupt for second night running

Demonstrations enter their fourth week with no sign of a resolution

Runners in face masks during the Beijing marathon

Beijing marathon runners choked by smog are forced to wear face masks

Organisers said they didn't want to cancel event because of all the planning that had gone into it

Himalayas avalanches: Rescue teams to make final search for survivors

At least 39 are known to have died in the unseasonal storm and almost 400 understood to have been rescued

Hong Kong police confront protesters as they try to reclaim the core protest zone in Mong Kok on Friday night

Hong Kong protests: Government resumes talks with demonstrators after police retreat in face of students

Batons and pepper spray do not deter pro-democracy activists from retaking streets in the Mong Kok district
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The sound of Goodfellas mafioso Frankie Carbone demanding $250m in “damages” would be chilling enough on film, let alone in real life.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?