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Four construction workers burned to death by Chinese villagers over land development

Alarmed by such violence, the ruling Communist Party is expected to grant more independence to local courts in the hope of alleviating tensions

Police force their way through a crowd of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong yesterday
A Nepalese army helicopter rescues survivors of snow storms and avalanches which have killed at least 20 trekkers and guides on the Annapurna trail this week; scores of people are still missing

Disaster in the Himalayas: Rising death toll from unseasonal series of blizzards and avalanches is 'one of the worst mountaineering accidents' in living memory

Eleven backpackers and three Nepalese yak herders among those killed along popular trekking route

China blocks BBC English-language website while insisting citizens have 'full internet freedom' as Hong Kong tensions rise

The BBC's website has been blocked for the first time since April 2012

Defector disrupts Korean peace talks with anti-North Korea airborne leaflets

Anti-Pyongyang leaflets forced a brief exchange of fire between North and South Korea last week

Pro-democracy protesters bracing themselves on a road outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district as police march towards them

Hong Kong protests: Crowds lay siege to police HQ and demand justice as anger grows over beating of pro-democracy demonstrator

James Legge talks to students who have lost all faith in policing following two weeks of unrest in the region

North Korean delegation chief Kim Yong Chol meets his South Korean counterpart, Ryu Je-seung

Military talks between North and South Korea end without deal

The North requested the meeting - the first in over three years - after its forces shot down balloons released by activists in the South carrying leaflets with messages critical of Kim Jong-un and following a naval clash at sea

Pro-democracy protesters wait behind a barricade for approaching police

In pictures: Hong Kong police tear down barricades in move to clear protesters

Footage showed a protester allegedly being beaten by police

Keepers said Xiao Huang did not want them to take her dead sister Yuan Yuan away

Red panda Xiao Huang won't let go of her dead sister following China earthquake, video reveals

A national park near the city of Pu'er suffered extensive damage during the 6.6-magnitude quake - causing devastation for its wildlife

Hong Kong protests live: Watch movements on the ground following police crackdown

Watch the student protests in Hong Kong after a recent protest video showed the apparent beating of detained activist Ken Tsang

Nepal avalanche kills at least 12 trekkers in mountain pass, with dozens still missing

Bad weather is being blamed on Cyclone Hudhu

Civic Party member Ken Tsang shown as he is taken away by policemen and before an alleged beating captured on local TV cameras

Hong Kong protest video shows apparent beating of detained activist Ken Tsang as police arrest 45 to break up demonstrations

Officers shown in footage on local TV seemed to punch, kick and hit the social worker, leaving him with bruising on his face and body

A policeman sprays an activist in the face with pepper spray as the authorities move to clear protesters from the central area

Hong Kong police tear down barricades as they move to smash pro-democracy protests

Demonstrators respond by bringing traffic to a halt and chanting slogans about universal suffrage

A bank worker reinforces a barricade with a large piece of plastic piping. The Hong Kong police have vowed to remove any further barricades that are set up

Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators rebuild barricades after police and masked men attempt to rip them down

Construction work came shortly after the city’s leader said the occupation would not 'continue in the long term'

Kim Jong-un makes first public appearance in 40 days... but where has the North Korean leader been?

Kim's prolonged absence from public view had fueled speculation about his health and his control over the country

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