1 September 2014 Last updated at 19:49

Fresh clashes in Pakistan capitalPolice beat a protester during clashes in Islamabad

Clashes between security forces and protesters continue in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, after the national TV channel's HQ was briefly stormed.


Pro-democracy lawmakers display placards against Li Fei, deputy secretary general of the National People's Congress' Standing Committee, during a briefing session in Hong Kong Monday, 1 Sept 2014Official heckled amid HK poll anger

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.

Yellavva (standing in the middle)Woman has boy after swim to safety

An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a raging monsoon river to avoid a home birth delivers a baby boy in hospital.

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