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The Latest: Trump: China's leader acting 'very responsibly'President Donald Trump says he thinks China's Xi Jinping has acted "very responsibly" in allowing extended protests to play out in Hong Kong
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FILE - In this file photo taken Sunday, July 21, 2019, protesters react to teargas as they confront riot police officers in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong, a former British colony, was returned to China in 1997 under a “one country, two systems” concept that gives the city a fair degree of autonomy over its affairs, but China may intervene to quell protests now in their seventh week.  (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Tensions rise after attack targeting Hong Kong protestersChina has harshly criticized a demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong and messages spray-painted on the walls
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
89 safely rescued after Mumbai office building catches fireFirefighters have rescued 89 people after a nine-story office building caught fire in Mumbai, India's financial capital
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sri Lanka imposes emergency for 4th month after bombingsSri Lanka's government has extended emergency laws that give wide-ranging powers to security forces for the fourth time since the Easter Day bomb blasts that killed more than 250 people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A Roman Catholic nun wears a boat-shaped hat with a message during a rally near the Philippine Congress to protest the 4th State of the Nation (SONA) address by President Rodrigo Duterte Monday, July 22, 2019 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Duterte is facing criticisms about his alleged closeness with China as well as the thousands of killings in his so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Duterte: No way to stop China from fishing in exclusive zonePresident Rodrigo Duterte says there's no way to stop Chinese nationals from fishing in his country's exclusive economic zone claimed by China and added he would not risk losing Filipino forces in a clash with Beijing in the South China Sea
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Afghan officials: Airstrike kills 6 in eastern provinceAfghan officials: Joint airstrike by NATO and Afghan forces kills at least 6 civilians in eastern Logar province
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Japan's Abe pushes charter change despite election resultsJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for public debate on revising Japan's pacifist constitution, saying voters who handed his ruling bloc a majority in weekend parliamentary elections have given him a mandate
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Cambodian leader denies allowing China naval baseCambodia's prime minister has denied allowing China to set up a military outpost in the Southeast Asian nation, after a news report alleged that the two nations signed a secret pact allowing Beijing exclusive use of a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Li Qiang, center left, Shanghai's Party chief, and Yi Huiman, center right, chairman at China Securities Regulatory Commission, strikes a gong to launch the SSE STAR Market in the hall of Shanghai Securities Exchange in Shanghai, China, Monday, July 22, 2019. Trading started Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
Stocks subdued as oil rises again on Mideast tensionsGlobal stock markets are subdued while the price of oil is up as tensions in the Persian Gulf escalated after Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Bolton meets Japanese officials to discuss Iran, South KoreaU.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has held talks with Japanese officials, presumably to discuss a U.S.-led military coalition to safeguard shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid escalating tensions in the region
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Several stabbed in riot at juvenile detention in AustraliaPolice say several inmates have been stabbed during a riot at an Australian juvenile detention center that ended after 21 hours with 20 arrests
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pakistan rescues injured Italian, Russian climbers in northPakistani mountaineering official: Army helicopter rescues Italian, Russian climber stranded on treacherous peak
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India's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last weekIndia's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last week
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Pirates rob S. Korea ship crew members near Singapore StraitPirates have boarded a South Korean-flagged cargo ship near the Singapore Strait and robbed its crew of their money, clothes and cellphones
The Associated Press9 hours ago
CORRECTS DATE - South Korean police officers detain protesters at backyard of Japanese consulate in Busan, South Korea, Monday, July 22, 2019. South Korean police say they've detained six people for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese diplomatic facility in South Korea. (Huh Kyung-min/Newsis via AP)
South Korea detains 6 for illegally entering Japan consulateSouth Korean police say they've detained 6 people for allegedly illegally entering a Japanese consulate to stage a protest
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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