Dozens injured in clashes between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and police

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

At least 20 people were injured in Hong Kong early Sunday in a fourth night of violence between protesters demanding free elections and police trying to restore traffic to the major Mongkok thoroughfare. The clashes follow three weeks of largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies. Read the full story here

Beijing Marathon runners brave hazardous air pollution

Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level. The level of small pollutant particles known as PM2.5 reached more than 400 micrograms per cubic metre. Read the full story here

Injured Occupy Mong Kok protester: Hong Kong police officer hit me

Sun, 19 Oct 2014

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong require medical treatment after clashes with armoured police just hours after the government confirmed talks aimed at ending three weeks of rallies. Read the full story here

Hours of prep make perfect for Japan kimono model

Sun, 19 Oct 2014

A full eight hours before Rei Hamada is set to grace the catwalk at Tokyo Fashion Week, coffee is gulped and snacks munched between pit-stops for hair, nails and make-up...all part of a day in the life of a top model, today showcasing the Japanese classic - a kimono.