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Workers undertake drainage repairs on a street on a commercial street in Beijing on December 10, 2013. Chinese inflation decelerated to 3.0 percent in November, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, well under the government's target for the year.

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Workers undertake drainage repairs on a commercial street in Beijing. Chinese inflation slowed to 3% in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said, comfortably below the government’s target of 3.5% for the year.

Japan's jobless rate rises to 4.1 percent in August...epa03890579 Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan, 01 October 2013. According to data released by the government, Japan's unemployment rate climbed by 0.3 percentage points to 4.1 percent from the previous month for the first increase in six months. The jobless rate for men rose to 4.5 percent from 4.2 percent in July, while that for women climbed to 3.7 percent from 3.3 percent.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan. Government data show unemployment climbed 0.3 percentage points to 4.1% from the previous month, the first increase in 6 months. The jobless rate for men rose to 4.5% from 4.2% in July, while that for women climbed to 3.7% from 3.3%. Read more

Traffic policemen check documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The U.N. chief is urging the Maldives to ensure that its upcoming presidential election, the first national election since a contentious power transfer last year, is conducted in a credible and peaceful manner. The election will be held Sept. 7. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain)

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Traffic policemen check the documents of a motorist near a graffiti against police brutality in Male, Maldives. Read more

A man waits to cross a road junction in Singapore August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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A man waits to cross a road at a junction in Singapore

A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 with a sticker of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Syria is fine," as he stands guard at a check point on Baghdad street, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Syrian opposition groups claimed scores have died on Wednesday in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used "poisonous gas." The government denied the reports.

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A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 rifle bearing a sticker with the smiling face of Bashar al-Assad, Syrian president, and Arabic writing that reads, “Syria is fine”, as he stands guard at a check point on a Baghdad street in Damascus, Syria. Opposition groups claimed scores died on Wednesday in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used “poisonous gas”. The government has denied the reports

TOPSHOTS A man crosses an empty street in Hong Kong on August 14, 2013. Hong Kong battened down as typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city's financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights after leaving six dead in the Philippines.   AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A man crosses an empty street in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong battened down as typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city’s financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights after leaving six dead in the Philippines.

A nun chats with a woman in the Andalusian capital of Seville...A nun (C) chats with a woman in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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A nun chats with a woman in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain Read more

Girl sitting with Syrian Army fighters holds up a gun, along a street in Aleppo...A girl sitting with Syrian Army fighters holds up a gun, along a street in Aleppo August 1, 2013. Picture taken August 1, 2013. REUTERS/ Loubna Mrie (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST)

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A girl holds up a gun with Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo, Syria Read more

A man rides a bicycle as he carries his dog on his shoulders in Mumbai...A man rides a bicycle as he carries his dog on his shoulders in Mumbai July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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A dog holds on tightly as his owner rides a bicycle in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday Read more

Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the c...Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the central Sadria area of Baghdad, on July 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALI AL-SAADIALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the central Sadria area of Baghdad on Tuesday. Read more