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Hotel catches fire in Thai resort, 400 safely evacuated

Hotel catches fire in Thai resort, 400 safely evacuated

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand's popular seaside resort of Pattaya say about 400 guests and staff were safely evacuated from a hotel whose...
1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, mystery surrounds his fate...
Vietnam receives last of 39 remains of trafficking victims

Vietnam receives last of 39 remains of trafficking victims

DO THANH, Vietnam (AP) — The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month...
Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — More than 150 Tibetan religious leaders said on Wednesday that their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, should have the sole...
Bodies of victims found in UK truck repatriated to Vietnam

Bodies of victims found in UK truck repatriated to Vietnam

DIEN CHAU, Vietnam (AP) — The bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried them by truck to England...
Bodies of victims found in UK truck repatriated to Vietnam

Bodies of victims found in UK truck repatriated to Vietnam

DIEN CHAU, Vietnam (AP) — Media reports in Vietnam say the bodies of 16 of the 39 Vietnamese who died when human traffickers carried...
Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

HONG KONG (AP) — A major tunnel in Hong Kong reopened on Wednesday as a weeklong police siege of a nearby university appeared to...
Indonesia arrests 85 Chinese nationals in alleged phone scam

Indonesia arrests 85 Chinese nationals in alleged phone scam

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested 85 Chinese nationals for alleged involvement in a cross-border telephone fraud ring. Jakarta police chief...
Pope in Nagasaki: No to atomic weapons, deterrence doctrine

Pope in Nagasaki: No to atomic weapons, deterrence doctrine

NAGASAKI, Japan (AP) — Pope Francis demanded world leaders renounce atomic weapons and the Cold War-era doctrine of deterrence, saying Sunday the stockpiling of...
Hong Kong families oppose tear gas use on eve of polls

Hong Kong families oppose tear gas use on eve of polls

HONG KONG (AP) — Chanting “No more tear gas,” dozens of Hong Kong families with young children are marching to oppose the government’s handling...

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