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Pro-democracy protesters gather in Hong Kong on 'National Day' 01 October 2014

The underlining concern here is that a rapid escalation of the protests may provoke the authorities - and in particular the Chinese government - into using force against the demonstrators.

Hong Kong protests continue - but where are the police? 30 September 2014

Hong Kong's police force fired tear gas and pepper spray at demonstrators on Sunday. But officers have now withdrawn from the city centre, in a move that has disconcerted protesters.

Decision time in Hong Kong 29 September 2014

Hong Kong descends into chaos as the city's youthful protesters decide how far they want to push a pro-democracy movement in order to shut down the global financial hub.

The threat posed by Indonesians fighting for IS 24 September 2014

A new report links the development of the IS support network in Indonesia to the teachings and online "study sessions" organised by the banned British extremist group Al Muhajiroun.

Did this man help secure victory for the #indyref no campaign? 22 September 2014

Does the name Jean Chrétien sound familiar? Perhaps it should. It certainly is to the Westminster politicians who sought his advice as they fought to keep Scotland a part of the union.

Thai PM says sorry after beach deaths 'bikini' comment 18 September 2014

After insensitive comments by Thailand's PM about the deaths of two Britons, the Thai government expresses regret and insists the safety of foreigners is of "highest priority".

Thai beach deaths: British brothers questioned 17 September 2014

Two British brothers who left the Thai island of Koh Tao where police are investigating the brutal murders of two British backpackers are stopped by police before boarding a London bound flight.

Thai beach deaths: police focus on Burmese community 16 September 2014

Police investigating the deaths of two young Britons, whose bodies were found on a beach on Thailand's Koh Tao island, are focusing their inquiries on the Burmese migrant community.

Two Britons found dead on Thai island beach 15 September 2014

A man and a woman have been found dead with head wounds on a beach in Koh Tao.

Canada becomes interesting! Thanks to Scotland's #indyref 15 September 2014

As a rule, the UK does not take much notice of Canada - so it comes as a pleasant surprise that for once, thanks to the Scottish referendum, recent Canadian history is now being discussed.