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  • Hong Kong's legislature is split between those aligned with Beijing and those who favor further democratic reforms.

    Claudia Mo Man-ching, center, of the pro-democracy Civic Party celebrates with her supporters after winning at a seat on the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Hong Kong voters cast ballots in legislative elections Sunday that will help determine the eventual shape of full democracy that Beijing has promised the former British colony.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • The three-day visit by S.M. Krishna is not expected to produce breakthroughs on the major conflicts between the two neighbors, including the disputed territory of Kashmir.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
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  • John Shum, filmmaker and veteran pro-democracy activist who helped Chinese students during the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing, stages a hunger strike outside government headquarters in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

    The Hong Kong government calls it national education. But parents, teachers and pupils fear it's a ploy to indoctrinate the city's young.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • All nine judges on Myanmar's Constitution Tribunal have resigned after the lower house of parliament voted to impeach them in a standoff within Myanmar's government.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, looks at a national flag upon his arrival at islands called Dokdo in Korea and Takeshima in Japan.

    In recent weeks, these long-simmering tensions have returned to a boil, with violent protests in Chinese cities, and an island junket by South Korea's president.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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  • A Kashmiri Muslim prays near an unmarked grave, right foreground, inside a martyrs graveyard in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

    The government of Kashmir has rejected wide-scale DNA testing of bodies in thousands of unmarked graves despite pleas by the families of those who disappeared during two decades of fighting in the restive region.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
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  • n this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, then Chonqing city police chief Wang Lijun speaks during a press conference in Chongqing, southwestern China.

    The announcement of the charges against Wang Lijun came hours before the end of a visit to Beijing by Hillary Clinton and was likely timed to send a message.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
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  • In this photo taken on March 14, 2010, Ling Jihua, a loyal aide and confidante to President Hu Jintao, left, looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao, bottom right, signs a document after attending the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    China's hopes for a smooth, once-a-decade political transition have been shaken by a lurid new scandal involving the death of a senior official's son.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
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