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Demonstrators in Hong Kong rejected demands to end rallies that have paralysed the city's downtown while the protest was expected to go into overdrive on China's National Day today, says The China Post. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to stick to reform and development at a reception to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, writes China Daily. The search-and-rescue operations at Mount Ontake was halted on Tuesday due to possible signs of intensifying volcanic activities, The Yomiuri Shimbun reports. South Korea's rival political parties reached a compromise on a controversial bill aimed at parsing the truth behind the Sewol ferry disaster, according to The Korea Herald. Philippines' presidential palace disowned a paid newspaper advertisements seeking at least eight million signatures to urge president Aquino to make a “sacrifice” and seek a second term, Philippine Daily Inquirer reports.
Korea’s second-largest city, nestled on the fascinating southern coast, has various attractions that beckon tourists all year round
Behind the move are hopes that tourists from Southeast Asia will further increase, as the central government eases their visa requirements
Eight luxury townhouses add to the range of luxury accommodation for the winter sports enthusiast in Hokkaido's Niseko Village
Role of Kuomintang veterans recognised
Volunteers hope to raise public awareness of the history and contribution of the Nationalist veterans
Pakistani movie vows audience at Toronto International Film Festival
Afia Nathaniel talks about challenges during the filming of Dukhtar and the dearth of female feature film directors.
Northern UK city throws its doors open
Manchester's Chinese presence consists of a lot more than just chopsticks and noodles.
Drug trafficking inmate hopes to graduate
Reprieved from the death penalty, Yong Vui Kong hopes to take up graduate studies in prison
K-pop group member blasts CEO's alleged exploitation, revokes overnight
In recent years, the abuse controversy involving K-pop stars and their agencies has gained public attention
Amid K-Pop invasion, J-Pop still shines in Jakarta
J-Pop (Japanese pop culture) has established a loyal following that not even the recent invasion of K-Pop (Korean pop culture) can rival.