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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...
Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

Unhealthy levels of smog choke Thai capital for over a week

BANGKOK (AP) — Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness...
A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The...
Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school

Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school

LONG AN, Vietnam (AP) — Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama spoke to students at a school in southern Vietnam while promoting education for...
Nearly four months of protests have split Hong Kong society, exacting a heavy toll on all fronts. (The Straits Times/ANN)

Unrest in Hong Kong: A city pays the price for protests

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) — The anti-government protests show few signs of abating and the rift in society is widening. Sunday Times correspondents Claire...
Donations are pouring in from around the country to pay for protecting trees in Nagasaki that bear the scars of the atomic bombing, in part thanks to the efforts of singer Masaharu Fukuyama. (The Japan News/ANN)

Japan vows to preserve trees damaged by atomic bombing in Nagasaki

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Thanks to the efforts of singer Masaharu Fukuyama, donations are pouring in from around the country to pay for...

Op Ed | Fracture in Hong Kong

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) – The volatile situation in Hong Kong becomes still more intractable since last weekend over an extremely unpopular Bill which...
Afghan refugee's 'Dream' coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

Afghan refugee’s ‘Dream’ coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With each serving of French press coffee poured delicately into a cup with steamed milk, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari...
Parents Makiko Nakamura holds a new born baby Soma on the first day of Reiwa era on May 1st at a hospital in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images)

Efforts fail to improve low birthrate in Japan

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) -- The number of babies born in 2019 is expected to be about 864,000, dropping below 900,000 for the first...
Report: South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at home

Report | South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — News reports say South Korean pop star and actress Sulli has been found dead at her home south of...

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