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Leung Chun-ying says he did not disclose the UGL deal because it related to past services

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying could face impeachment over ‘secret £4m payment’ from Australian engineering company

The chief executive’s office said he had not disclosed the deal because it related to past services and was signed while he held no political office

Ri Tong-il, North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador

North Korea 'admits to having labour camps' ahead of human rights discussions

However officials did not respond to a question at the UN about the health of their leader, Kim Jong-un

Amnesty International has called for an independent investigation into allegations that Burmese migrants were beaten and mistreated by Thai police

Thailand murders: Amnesty demands inquiry into allegations of torture of suspects

Thai police are alleged to have doused some questioned migrant workers with boiling water, in addition to have beaten and threatened them, as doubts are raised over the veracity of the confessions of two Burmese workers

Distraught MH370 families beseech Malaysia Airlines: 'Is any life worth so little?'

A group which says it represents the families of the missing people asks whether a compensation claim should be "worth less than the price of an automobile or a couple of first class tickets on a Malaysia Airlines flight"

Thirteen-year-old boy killed in Turkey after sacrificial goat falls on him from six floor apartment building

The schoolboy was playing with his friends on the street below

A picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 06 October 2014 shows North Korea's Asian Games athletes welcomed by officials and citizens after arriving at the airport in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-un: No sign of absent leader at North Korea Asian Games athlete's parade

Supreme leader has not been seen in public for over a month

Chinese poet Wang Zang faces prison after being caught with an umbrella

Activist was targeted over support of the Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests: Many return to work, but a hard core of protesters continue the struggle

‘I’m tired. When I think I’m fighting for Hong Kong, I get power again’

Kashmiri villagers killed as troops clash along disputed border

Both India and Pakistan accused the other of firing first before dawn, and each said its troops had only retaliated

Typhoon Phanfone in the western Pacific Ocean

Typhoon Phanfone: US serviceman killed in Japan and two million ordered to evacuate as typhoon makes land

Storms trigger mudslides, flight delays and travel suspensions

Pro-democracy demonstrators occupy a street in the Mong Kok district of Hong Hong, where some locals have objected to their presence and violence involving Triad gangs has erupted

Hong Kong protests: Day of reckoning dawns as pro-democracy demonstrators told to leave streets

The city’s chief executive has told demonstrators to end their week-long protest after hinting that he may call in troops from the mainland to help clear the streets as Beijing watches events closely. Peter Popham reports from Hong Kong

Diego Garcia, the largest island in the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean, was leased by the United States from the UK in 1966 and is the site of a major American military base

David Miliband ‘rushed in’ Chagos Islands protection order

Evicted islanders claim decision by former Foreign Secretary was intended to stop them returning

Up to ten thousand protesters donned yellow ribbons whilst blocking up roads in the shopping district of Mong Kok

Hong Kong protests: A guide to yellow ribbons, blue ribbons and all the other colours

Protesters in opposing camps are using ribbons to symbolise their stance

Yau, 22, gets down to his knees and proposes to his girlfriend Chan, 21, in Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Student proposes to girlfriend in midst of Umbrella Revolution demonstrations

Yau Chi-hang, 22, got down on one knee in front of hundreds of protesters

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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