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China's Xi not seen in public because of ailment - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, who has set off a storm of rumours after not showing up at scheduled public events for over a week, is nursing an ailment, possibly a back injury suffered while swimming, sources said on Tuesday.

Occupy Hong Kong activists removed from HSBC's Asia headquarters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police cleared a few remaining Occupy Hong Kong protesters from an open-air plaza beneath HSBC's Asian headquarters on Tuesday, nearly a year after the anti-capitalists pitched their tents in the heart of Hong Kong's financial district.

Taking steps to prevent suicides

KOTA KINABALU: A comprehensive approach is being taken to prevent suicides amid an increasing number of such cases over the past four years, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

Pressure may ease on Hong Kong leader after early poll results

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Political allies of Hong Kong's new Beijing-backed leader performed solidly in city-wide legislative council elections despite recent controversies over contentious China-linked policies, potentially easing pressure on his administration.

Cooking stations, free ice-cream and music performance liven up MATTA Fair

EXHIBITORS at the just-concluded KL MATTA Fair greeted visitors with more than attractive travel packages. Whats special this time around was that some had gone the extra mile by introducing gimmicks to attract would-be customers.

Double win for India in Asian junior tennis championship

KUCHING: Indias Snehal Mane defeated unseeded Chinas player Yexin Ma to win the girls singles title of the 8th Asian U14 Series ITF Tournament at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association (SLTA) tennis centre here yesterday.

Divided democrats dealt blow in Hong Kong polls

HONG KONG: The leader of Hong Kong's Democratic Party resigned Monday after the party performed poorly in weekend legislative elections, despite a high turnout and strong support for full democracy.

Hong Kong votes after U-turn on China education plan

(Reuters) - Hong Kong residents voted for a new legislature on Sunday, a day after the territory's Beijing-backed leader backed down on a plan to introduce a compulsory Chinese school curriculum after tens of thousands of people took to the streets.

High voter turnout in Hong Kong polls after 10-day protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong voters thronged the polls on Sunday, many fuelled by anti-China sentiment, to vote for a new legislature, in a sign of more problems ahead for the city's new Beijing-backed leader Leung Chun-ying.

Moves afoot to help prevent suicides, says Liow

KOTA KINABALU: A comprehensive approach is being undertaken to prevent suicide amid an increasing number of such cases over the past four years,Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Sunday.