Evacuations ordered as 150 bushfires rage on two coasts in Australia

About 150 fires are blazing across Queensland and New South Wales with insured losses so far estimated to be about A$50m

What the Chinese media are saying about the Hong Kong protests

State-owned news outlets have slammed the demonstrators, with one warning of military intervention

Hong Kong police warn city is on ‘brink of total collapse’

Hong Kong clashes rage on university campus and business district

Fighting each other and fake news in Hong Kong

Misinformation, doctored photos, manufactured hashtags — and some disinformation — are making each side even more leery of the other

Film on child slavery to be screened in remote Indian villages

It is hoped that Jhalki raises awareness about child slavery among poorer families in remote areas

Early bushfire outbreak catches many in Australia by surprise

Government declares state of emergency warning of potential catastrophe

Two critically injured in escalating Hong Kong violence

Man set on fire as pro-democracy protesters hurl petrol bombs at police and violence escalates

Chinese spending hits record high on Singles’ Day

E-commerce giant Alibaba rakes in $1bn in the first 68 seconds of the 24-hour shopping spree

Hong Kong protests rage on, this time in daylight hours

On Monday, police fired teargas in the Central business district where protesters blocked streets and hurled antigovernment abuse, as office workers took their ...

Singles’ Day spending frenzy set to break records

Alibaba said that within the first 12 hours, Chinese consumers had spent nearly 192-billion yuan during the 24-hour shopping event

China urgently needs more pork as African swine fever reshapes meat markets

The EU has ramped up sales to the Asian giant, while Argentina and Brazil have approved new export plants to meet demand

Philippines’ Duterte puts opposition in charge of his drug war

Leni Robredo has regularly attacked the ‘senseless killing’ and says it’s time for a new campaign — but some say she’s been led into a trap

Hong Kong protester dies after falling in clashes with police

Student Alex Chow was taken unconscious to hospital early on Monday after late-night clashes between police and protesters, and died on Friday

Taiwan talks of military conflict if China pushes it too far

Taiwan’s foreign minister supports the Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors and says ‘Taiwan’s diplomacy shouldn’t be outsourced to China’

Hong Kong election may be delayed as protests turn violent

After five months of protests and two bloody attacks, an election delay would be a setback to a rare bastion of democracy under Chinese rule

India’s economy goes from glory to gory as downturn hits all sectors

Once the world’s fastest-growing economy, the country is now scrambling to plug revenue holes

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