Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.
The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.
Authorities in India investigate reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly locked up in a kennel by his school teacher as punishment for talking to another child in class.
Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers are suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensifies.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.
Chinese cinema box office revenue surges 32% in the first nine months of the year, figures show.
The film industry in India's Tamil Nadu state fasts to protest at the jailing for corruption of former chief minister Jayaram Jayalalitha.
Lawyers acting for a Scot jailed in Pakistan have filed an emergency application to prevent his return to the prison where he was shot.
Microsoft launches the Xbox One in China to become the first major console maker to enter a potentially lucrative market.
Protests in Hong Kong drag down the stock market by nearly 2% but elsewhere in the region, the sentiment is positive.
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