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The Latest: Hong Kong police roll out water cannon trucksHong Kong police have rolled out water cannon trucks for the first time in this summer's pro-democracy protests
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug.22, 2019, a general view of Nayapara Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.  Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to a U.N. report released Thursday Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu, FILE)
Rohingya refugees rally to mark 2nd anniversary of exodusTens of thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees have marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh by demanding their citizenship and other rights
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Chinese casino hub Macao's elite choose new leaderAn elite pro-Beijing panel has chosen a new leader for the Chinese casino gambling hub Macao
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In this photo provided by South Korea's Navy, South Korean Navy's Aegis destroyer, King Sejong the Great, sails during the drill near the islets called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. In a development that could possibly further complicate ties between Seoul and Tokyo, South Korea's navy on Sunday began two-day exercises on and around a group of islets controlled by South Korea but also claimed by Japan. (South Korea's Navy via AP)
N. Korea tests new 'super-large' multiple rocket launcherNorth Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher"
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2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coastA powerful tropical storm has swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning
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Demonstrators argue with station staff and police at the entrance gate at the Kwun Tong MTR station in Hong Kong, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city's pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of "smart lampposts" that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lullHong Kong protesters have thrown bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly two weeks
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The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashesA large group of protesters has largely dispersed in Hong Kong after engaging in clashes with police for the first time in nearly two weeks
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Indian authorities bar opposition from visiting KashmirPakistani police have stopped hundreds of journalists from symbolically trying to cross the highly militarized border into Indian-controlled Kashmir
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The Latest: India's Modi bars opposition from Kashmir visitIndia's government has barred several opposition leaders from visiting the Kashmir region to assess the situation created by a massive security crackdown in the Indian-administered part of the disputed territory that started early this month
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Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dies at 66Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a key member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first-term Cabinet, has died in a New Delhi hospital after a prolonged illness at age 66
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Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killedPakistani police say gunmen on motorcycles attacked a security post overnight in the northwestern Daraban Kalan area, killing two employees at a nearby gas station
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Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya speaks to reporters at his ministry in Tokyo Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, after North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast. South Korea’s military said Saturday it will share information on the latest North Korean launches with Japan at Tokyo’s request as the intelligence deal is valid until November. “We want to continue the cooperation among Japan, the U.S. and South Korea,” Iwaya said. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
N. Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills endNorth Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast for the seventh time in a month, after it vowed to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country
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UN envoy challenges Malaysia's claim to near zero povertyA U.N. special rapporteur has challenged Malaysia's claim to have nearly ended poverty, saying an estimated one in six people in the Southeast Asian country are still considered poor
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Chinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been releasedChinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been released
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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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