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Ukraine forces repel two fresh assaults

Fighting over strategic Donetsk airport site shows no signs of halting.

UK's Cameron loses third member to UKIP

Former deputy mayor of London's departure underscores threat to Conservative vote.

UK seeks curbs on non-violent 'extremists'

by AP
Interior Minister proposes bans on TV, social media appearances.

Hong Kong protests are about more than democracy

Thousands of Hong Kong citizens have taken to the streets to protest against China's electoral reform package. But Hong Kong will need more than a freely elected chief executive to tackle its political crisis.

Taiwan leader backs Hong Kong protesters

by AFP
Ma Ying-jeou throws his weight behind Hong Kong's democracy protesters.

China's Huawei looks to invest in France

by AFP
Founder of Chinese telecommunications giant reportedly announces plans to invest 1.5 billion euros ($A2.1 billion) in France to develop smartphones.

Hong Kong protests may hurt retailers

Protests come at beginning of week-long National Day holiday in China.

Chinese media offer critical, but limited coverage of HK protests

State media say protesters 'disrupt social order' by illegally occupying public spaces.

Hong Kong protests swell as riot police withdraw

Leaderless' gatherings erupt across town amid anger at tear-gas tactics.

The real battle with Islamic State is at home

Australia is giving extremist leaders the ammunition they need to bring their fight to our shores.

Hong Kong police use tear gas to break up protests

Harshest response in years fails to disperse crowds of thousands.

China lists industries to free up

by AP
Restrictions on foreign investment for several industries lifted in Shanghai FTZ.

IS rise took US by surprise

US intelligence underestimated the impact of the political chaos in Syria, Obama says.

Double blow for British PM

by AFP
One minister in David Cameron's team resigns, while another defects to UKIP.

Iraq deployment decision close

by AAP
Julie Bishop says decision to join air strikes again Islamic State will be made this week.

Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters undaunted

Police block access to area and increase their numbers.

Fiji set to keep close China links

by AFP
South Pacific nation's return to democracy will not disrupt relationship with China say experts.

Russia, Ukraine agree on gas deal

by AFP
Moscow says $3.6bn bill needs to be paid by late December to restore deliveries.

UK parliament debates Iraq airstrikes

Cameron pushes for approval to join US-led coalition.

Russia flags European gas cuts

by AFP
Moscow says supplies could be halted because of European re-exports to Ukraine.