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Students take photographs broken windows of the Jamia Millia Islamia University library that was stormed by police Sunday in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec.16, 2019. Police on Sunday fired tear-gas and struck with batons  students who protested against a new law that will give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing religious persecution from several neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Across India, opposition building against citizenship lawThousands of university students have flooded the streets of India's capital, while a southern state government led a march and demonstrators held a silent protest in the northeast to protest a new law giving citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India illegally to flee religious persecution in several neighboring countries
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Former Japanese official sentenced for killing reclusive sonA Japanese court has sentenced a former senior government official to six years in prison for fatally stabbing his socially reclusive son with a kitchen knife
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FILE- In this April 18, 2018, file photo, an Indian woman holds a giant dummy representing a victim's doll during a rally to protest recent incidents of rape, in Ahmadabad, India. In India, gruesome reports of rape and retaliatory killing are hauntingly familiar. Experts say whether a report of rape rises above the din is largely determined by class and caste dynamics, and high-profile cases little affect how the system works for the thousands of others whose cases languish in India’s overburdened courts. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, file)
7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continueIn India, gruesome reports of rape and retaliatory killing are hauntingly familiar, and whether a report of rape rises above the din is largely determined by class and caste dynamics
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In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Enayatullah Baligh a member of Afghanistan scholars council, speaks during an interview to The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, (AP Photo/Tamana Sarwary)
A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboosA female tattoo artist in ultra-conservative Afghanistan is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on
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Japan, South Korea hold export talks, seek dispute solutionSenior officials from Japan and South Korea are holding talks on high-tech exports for the first time since Tokyo tightened controls on South Korean semiconductor parts earlier this year
The Associated Press8 hours ago
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, center, arrives at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Biegun arrived in the country on the first leg of his two-stop Asia trip and will meet his counterparts in South Korea and Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
US says it won’t accept North Korea-set nuclear deadlineThe U.S. special representative for North Korea says Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks
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3 dead, 7 missing in building downed by Philippine quakeRescuers have pulled out two bodies from a three-story building that collapsed in a strong earthquake in the southern Philippines and are scrambling to find at least seven more people who were trapped inside
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New Zealand observes silence 1 week after volcano killed 18New Zealanders have observed a minute's silence at the moment that a volcano erupted a week earlier, killing 18 people
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A woman writes a Christmas card for detained and jailed protesters during a rally in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. China's premier said Monday that turmoil over amendments to extradition legislation has damaged Hong Kong society on all fronts. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's Xi: Hong Kong had its 'grimmest' year since handoverChinese President Xi Jinping has said Hong Kong has faced its "grimmest and most complex year” since the former British colony was returned to China, before reiterating his support for the semi-autonomous city's leader
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Pakistani police arrest alleged Baluch separatistsPakistani police say six militants from a banned Baluch separatist group have been arrested in an operation in the forested area of southern Sindh Province
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Fire in Bangladesh factory kills at least 10At least 10 people have been killed in a fire at a factory outside Bangladesh's capital, the second deadly factory fire in the area in less than a week
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Lion and leopard cubs sit in cages as they are displayed during a police press conference in Kampar, Riau, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.  Indonesian police said Sunday that they have arrested two men suspected being part of a ring that poaches and trades in endangered animals and seized from them lion and leopard cubs and dozens of turtle, police said Sunday. (AP Photo/Rifka Majjid)
Indonesia nabs 2 suspected smugglers of leopard, lion cubs Indonesian police say they have arrested two men suspected being part of a ring that poaches and trades in endangered animals
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In this image made from video, masked protesters are seen at a shopping mall in Sha Tin district in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Protesters were seen destroying some pro-China shops inside the mall, what led to minor scuffles with riot police and resulted in several arrests on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Police targets of both love and anger at Hong Kong ralliesSeveral thousand people have turned out in Hong Kong in an unusual display of support for the police force, criticized as abusive by the city's protest movement
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, attendees visit the Ford booth during Auto China 2018 show held in Beijing, China.  China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019’s announcement came after Washington agreed to postpone a planned tariff hike on $160 billion of Chinese goods and to cut in half penalties that already were imposed. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade dealChina is postponing punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington
The Associated Press1 day ago
A collapsed structure lies following an earthquake that struck Davao del Sur province, southern Philippines on Sunday Dec. 15, 2019. A strong quake jolted the southern Philippines on Sunday, causing a three-story building to collapse and prompting people to rush out of shopping malls, houses and other buildings in panic, officials said. (AP Photo/John Angelo Jomao-as)
Strong quake kills 1, collapses building in PhilippinesA strong earthquake has jolted the southern Philippines, leaving at least one person dead and causing a three-story building to collapse
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