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Demonstrators hold up their smartphones as they gather during a protest in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor Friday, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracySupporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control
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S. Korea says N. Korea has fired projectiles off east coastSouth Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast
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UN expert: No peace in Myanmar if no military prosecutionsA member of the U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar says there will be no long-term peace in the country and no return of Rohingya refugees unless there is accountability for the "brutality" of Myanmar's military forces
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South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coastSouth Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast
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Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 in New York. Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Friday after President Donald Trump called on U.S. companies to consider alternatives to doing business in China.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investorsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors
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Chinese embassy says the US is trying to suppress HuaweiChina's embassy in Canada says the U.S. is trying to suppress a Chinese tech giant with unwarranted charges in what it calls "typical bullying behavior."
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FILE _ In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China has announced it will raise tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned Sept. 1 duty increase in a war over trade and technology policy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goodsTrump vows response after China announces new tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods
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In this Aug 15, 2019, photo, former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary and opposition’s presidential candidate Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, along with his brothers Chamal, left, and Mahinda, right, prays at a Buddhist temple during his election campaign in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Gotabaya is a feared former defense official accused of human rights abuses and crushing critics, but to many Sri Lankans, he is the leader most needed after last April’s Easter bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. (AP Photo/Sajeewa Chinthaka)
Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for powerMany Sri Lankans believe a former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and disappearances of critics is the best choice to lead a nation still reeling from terrorist attacks that killed over 250 people earlier this year
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Indian government announces steps to boost economyIndia's government has rolled back a surcharge on foreign portfolio investment and announced steps to lower interest rates on home and auto loans to boost India's faltering economy
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Indonesian rescuers search for 34 missing after ferry fireRescuers are searching for 34 people reportedly missing after a ferry caught fire off Indonesia's main island of Java, killing three people
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A tear gas shell explodes near protesting Kashmiris in Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Authorities intensified patrols Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Security in Kashmir tightened following call for marchAuthorities have intensified patrols in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Young dugong dies in Thailand in blow for vulnerable speciesMarine resources officials in Thailand say an ailing 5-month-old dugong has died during surgery, just days after the much-publicized death of another dugong from what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Al-Qaida claims Pakistan detained wife of its chief ZawahiriAl-Qaida has accused Pakistani security forces of detaining the wife of its chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and two other families of the insurgent group's "martyrs" for nearly a year
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, file photo, demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
The Latest: Baltic protest inspires Hong Kong human chainSupporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain to protest Soviet control
The Associated Press12 hours ago
China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's Sept. 1 increaseChina announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's Sept. 1 increase
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