Protesters sleep on a barricaded street outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

The university was preparing for a big anniversary week with celebratory performances and graduation ceremonies planned. Instead, it now stands as an (...)

Health officials spraying disinfectant on a dead pig at a farm in Hanoi before burying it in an isolated quarantined pit to stop the spread of African Swine Fever. Photograph:  AFP

South-east Asia is battling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, known as “pig Ebola”, which has already led to the culling(...)

Police confront a pro-democracy protester earlier this month.  There are fears Beijing may be planning a more severe crackdown. Photograph: EPA/Rolex Dela Pena

After two weeks of protests seeking full democracy for Hong Kong, there is no sign of the region’s government and its Beijing supporters backing down (...)