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Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong government

Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong government

HONG KONG (AP) — Foreign experts recruited to add legitimacy to Hong Kong's police watchdog quit Wednesday, saying the agency lacks teeth. The expert panel's...
Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations

Suu Kyi in court to refute Myanmar genocide allegations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former pro-democracy symbol Aung San Suu Kyi takes center-stage Wednesday at the U.N.’s top court as she seeks to...
The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

The people sing: ‘Les Mis’ soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

HONG KONG (AP) — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a...
UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity...
Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the...
Hong Kong's leader unbowed after massive weekend protest

Hong Kong’s leader unbowed after massive weekend protest

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday again ruled out further concessions to protesters who marched peacefully in their hundreds of thousands...
Japan empress turns 56, still recovering her mental health

Japan empress turns 56, still recovering her mental health

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Empress Masako, still recovering from stress-induced mental health issues, said Monday she was happy to have completed her duties as...
Japan PM Abe says visit by Iran's Rouhani being arranged

Japan PM Abe says visit by Iran’s Rouhani being arranged

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his country is arranging a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani because it wants...
Tally of arrests in Hong Kong protests surges past 6,000

Tally of arrests in Hong Kong protests surges past 6,000

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they have made 6,022 arrests and fired nearly 16,000 tear gas rounds during six months of...
N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site,...

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