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New Zealand plans to ban smoking for the next generation
New Zealand plans to outlaw smoking for the next generation so they will never be legally able to buy tobacco in the country.
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Hong Kong democracy activists found guilty over June 4 assembly
A Hong Kong court found three prominent pro-democracy activists guilty on Thursday of unauthorized assembly over a June 4 vigil last year to mark Beijing's 1989 crackdown on protesters in and around Tiananmen Square.
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Hu Jintao Fast Facts
Check out CNN's Hu Jintao Fast Facts for a look at the life of the former president of the People's Republic of China.
Heavy rain triggered Indonesia's volcano eruption. This could happen more
The role of rain in this case has raised questions around whether climate change could bring more frequent "lava-dome" eruptions, which tend to be stronger and more destructive than other types.
Chinese couple reunited with abducted son after 14-year search
A couple in southern China were reunited with their missing teenage son in an emotional ceremony on Monday, ending their 14-year-search which inspired a hit movie.
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Tokyo pushes ahead with same-sex marriage plan
The Tokyo Metropolitan government will start a system that effectively allows same-sex marriage in Japan's capital from April next year, the Kyodo news wire reported Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike as saying on Tuesday.
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