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Asia Politics

Indonesia president names election rival as defense minister

Indonesia president names election rival as defense minister

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo has named his election rival as his defense minister and added technocrats and entrepreneurs to his...
Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine pain

Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to ‘unbearable’ spine pain

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused...

Japan’s Naruhito to proclaim himself emperor at palace rite

TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Naruhito visited three Shinto shrines at the Imperial Palace on Tuesday before proclaiming himself Japan's emperor in an enthronement ceremony. The...

Hong Kong march spirals into chaos, again

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) — An illegal protest rally through Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui spiraled into chaos on Sunday, as protesters began...
Indonesia's popular president to be sworn in for final term

Indonesia’s popular president to be sworn in for final term

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's popular president who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world's most...
India: Pakistan firing kills 2 soldiers, civilian in Kashmir

India: Pakistan firing kills 2 soldiers, civilian in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian military says Pakistani soldiers have targeted a border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in...
AP Photos: Hong Kongers use masquerade as new protest tactic

AP Photos | Hong Kongers use masquerade as new protest tactic

HONG KONG (AP) — Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, Pepe the Frog — these are the new faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement. Demonstrators...
Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to Taiwan

Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to Taiwan

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says the murder suspect whose case inadvertently helped ignite the city's protest movement wants to surrender to...
Hong Kong protesters don cartoon masks to defy face mask ban

Hong Kong protesters don cartoon masks to defy face mask ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are donning cartoon character masks as they form a human chain across the semiautonomous Chinese city,...
Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of inauguration

Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of inauguration

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested 36 suspected militants ahead of the presidential inauguration that will be attended by Asian...

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