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"We're all family now": Protesters gather for free Christmas dinner in Hong Kong

Hundreds of anti-government protesters and their supporters gathered outside a tiny restaurant in Hong Kong for an unconventional Christmas dinner, sharing paper plates piled high with food under neon street signs.

Blindspot to backlash: India's Modi and party misread the mood

Singapore police probe Indian for alleged Modi citizenship law protest

230,000 people lost in a day: Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

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Christmas typhoon kills at least 13 in Philippines

福利网站A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday.

Prosecutors claim Avenatti was over $15 million in debt during alleged Nike extortion

福利网站California attorney Michael Avenatti, known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump, was more than $15 million in debt when he allegedly tried to extort as much as $25 million from Nike Inc, U.S. prosecutors claimed.

Seven dead as migrants' boat sinks in Turkey's Lake Van

Seven people died and 64 were rescued when a boat carrying migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan sank on Thursday in eastern Turkey's Lake Van, the governor's office in Bitlis province said.

Rakhine rebels say Myanmar official killed in fighting

Rebels in Myanmar's Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organising protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court.

Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family

福利网站Japan on Thursday executed a 40-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering a family of four, in the country's first execution of a foreigner since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out began in 2007, the justice ministry said.

Kylie invites politics-weary Brits to "call on your friends in Australia"

Australian popstar Kylie Minogue has invited weary Britons to forget politics and "call on your friends in Australia" in a tourism campaign launched in Britain on Christmas Day.

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Japanese shares jump in final trades for the year

Japanese shares rose on Thursday, rallying after eight sessions of intra-day weakness in trades marking the final settlements for 2019 and driven by expectations of a Sino-U.S. trade deal early in the new year.

CORRECTED-SE Asia Stocks-Philippines falls most in thin trade, most subdued

Real estate stocks help China shares rise on relaxed residency curbs