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Malaysia detains 680 in China-based online scam syndicateMalaysia’s Immigration Department says it has broken up a China-based online investment scam syndicate with the arrest of 680 suspected Chinese citizens after storming a building where they were operating, but another 100 managed to flee
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Hongkongers hold up their hands to represent their five demands and a United States flag as they chant "Pass the bill, save Hong Kong" at the IFC mall in Hong Kong Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pressure ratcheted up on Hong Kong as the U.S. Congress approved legislation late Wednesday to sanction officials who carry out human rights abuses and require an annual review of the favorable trade status that Washington grants Hong Kong. Another bill bans export of tear gas and other non-lethal tools to Hong Kong, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China demands Trump veto bills on Hong KongChina is demanding Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewing a threat to take “strong countermeasures”
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in Sri Lanka’s new PMSri Lanka’s newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sworn in his brother and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pakistan’s rights body concerned over abduction of activistPakistani rights body says last week’s abduction of activist may be case of forced disappearance
The Associated Press2 hours ago
N. Korea says Kim turned down Moon invitation to visit SouthNorth Korea says its leader, Kim Jong Un, has turned down an invitation by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to participate in a regional summit next week and has blamed the South for a chill in inter-Korean relations
The Associated Press3 hours ago
People hold up their hands to represent their five demands of the protests and chant "Pass the bill, save Hong Kong" at the IFC mall in Hong Kong on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pressure ratcheted up on Hong Kong as the U.S. Congress approved legislation late Wednesday to sanction officials who carry out human rights abuses and require an annual review of the favorable trade status that Washington grants Hong Kong. Another bill bans export of tear gas and other non-lethal tools to Hong Kong,(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for electionsA small but determined group of protesters remain inside a Hong Kong university campus as the city’s largest pro-Beijing party urge voters to “kick out the black force” in upcoming local polls seen as a gauge of support for anti-government protests.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Giant panda Bei Bei explores his surroundings on his first day at the Ya'an Bifengxia Base of the Giant Panda Conservation and Research Center in Ya'an in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. After a transcontinental flight on the "Panda Express," a furry American darling arrived early Thursday in his new Chinese home. The Washington-born giant panda Bei Bei was a beloved figure at the National Zoo, where he spent the first four years of his life. (Chinatopix via AP)
Bei Bei arrives at giant panda base in China’s SichuanThe giant panda Bei Bei has arrived in southwest Sichuan province from his birthplace of Washington, where he spent the first four years of his life
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This July, 2017, photo, shows the logo of Japan Display Inc. in Tokyo. The Tokyo-based maker of displays said Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, it is pursuing criminal charges against an employee it has accused of taking 578 million yen ($5.4 million) in fake deals. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan Display worker suspected of taking $5.4M in fake dealsJapan Display worker suspected of stealing $5.4M in fake deals
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Pope commits Church to work with Thai BuddhistsPope Francis is committing the Catholic Church to working more with Thailand’s majority Buddhists to launch projects to care for the poor and the environment
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Smoke haze hangs over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The annual Australian fire season, which peaks during the Southern Hemisphere summer, has started early after an unusually warm and dry winter. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across AustraliaHazardous smoke blanketed Sydney as wildfires burned across eastern and southern Australia
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People look towards Pope Francis as he arrives at Saint Louis Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pope Francis called for migrants to be welcomed and for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of activities in Thailand on Thursday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, childrenPope Francis called for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began meetings in Thailand
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-risesA strong earthquake has shaken a border area between northern Thailand and Laos, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Hanoi
The Associated Press9 hours ago
India to create registry to identify undocumented immigrantsIndia’s home minister says the government will conduct a national citizen survey to weed out those living illegally in the country
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi participates in ASEAN-U.N. summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Myanmar’s government announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 that its leader Suu Kyi, will head a legal team it will send to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands to contest a case of genocide filed against it by Gambia on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court caseMyanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a legal team contesting the genocide case filed in the International Court of Justice over the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims two years ago
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Thai Supreme Court affirms death sentence for SpaniardThailand's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence given a Spanish man convicted of murdering a compatriot and dismembering his body in 2016
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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