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Protestors wave flags at a rally in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong have written hundreds of Christmas cards for detainees jailed in the city's pro-democracy movement. At a rally on Thursday night, protesters promised on the cards that detainees won't be forgotten as they face spending the festive season behind bars. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweetHong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Locals sing during sun rise as they wait for the return of the victims after the White Island eruption to be returned to Whakatane, New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A team of eight New Zealand military specialists were sent to White Island early Friday to retrieve the bodies of victims after the Dec. 9 eruption. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic islandGrieving families sang traditional Maori songs as New Zealand military specialists went to a volcanic island and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Police say military specialists recover 6 bodies from New Zealand island in risky operation days after volcanic eruptionPolice say military specialists recover 6 bodies from New Zealand island in risky operation days after volcanic eruption
The Associated Press5 hours ago
New Zealand authorities launch risky operation to recover bodies of 8 victims of volcanic eruptionNew Zealand authorities launch risky operation to recover bodies of 8 victims of volcanic eruption
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, an exhausted Rohingya helps an elderly family member and a child as they arrive at Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing from Myanmar to the Bangladesh side of the border, in Ukhia. There was a time when Suu Kyi was the hero of the human rights set, whose nonviolent struggle against her country's military dictatorship was admired by people around the world and won her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. Now she is seen by many of her admirers as an apologist for war crimes against its Muslim Rohingya minority. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
Myanmar's Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirersMany people recall Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi as a brave freedom fighter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her nonviolent struggle to oust her country's military dictatorship and restore democracy to the Southeast Asian country
The Associated Press15 hours ago
India's top court rejects pleas for review of temple verdictIndia’s Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking a review of its recent ruling in favor of the building of a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th century mosque was torn down by Hindu hard-liners in 1992
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, people watch a TV showing a file image of an unspecified North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, North Korea accused the United States of “hostile provocation” on Thursday for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and warned that the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
North Korea berates US for criticizing its missile tests North Korea has accused the United States of “hostile provocation” for criticizing its ballistic missile tests during a United Nations Security Council meeting and says the Trump administration may have blown its chance to salvage nuclear negotiations
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Protestors wave flags at a rally in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong have written hundreds of Christmas cards for detainees jailed in the city's pro-democracy movement. At a rally on Thursday night, protesters promised on the cards that detainees won't be forgotten as they face spending the festive season behind bars. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Christmas cards collected for jailed Hong Kong protestersProtesters in Hong Kong have written hundreds of Christmas cards for people jailed in the city's pro-democracy movement
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills 13, injures 21 Police in Bangladesh say a fire at a plastics factory near the capital has killed at least 13 people and injured 21 others
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Thai king takes part in royal barge procession in BangkokThousands of Thais and tourists have flocked to the Chao Phraya River banks in Bangkok to witness an ancient ceremony of a royal barge procession that marked the end of the coronation ceremony for King Maha Vajiralongkorn
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officialsTaiwanese investigators have detained 10 suspects in what they believe was a scam to allow Chinese officials to enter the island for spying and other purposes
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Pakistan charges 250 lawyers for treason in hospital assaultPakistan has leveled “treason” charges against 250 lawyers who were part of a mob that stormed a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore the previous day, kicking and punching doctors and staff and trashing equipment and property
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this July 22, 2019, file stacked containers wait to be loaded on to trucks at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. China's government says trade negotiators are in “close communication” with Washington ahead of a weekend deadline for a U.S. tariff hike. But a Ministry of Commerce spokesman gave no indication of possible progress in trade talks or whether Washington might postpone the increase. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffsThe Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs set to kick in Sunday, deescalating their 17-month trade war
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Landslide kills 6 Afghans in Taliban-controlled districtA landslide in a remote, Taliban-controlled district in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least six people and injured 30, all of them poor villagers who were mining the hillside for gold
The Associated Press20 hours ago
In this April 14, 2019 photo, Pakistani Christian woman Samiya David shows her picture with Chinese husband, in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Samiya had been in China just two months when her brother got a phone call telling him to pick her up at the airport. When he arrived, he found Samiya in a wheelchair, malnourished and too weak to walk, said her cousin Pervaiz Masih. She died barely five weeks later. Masih was among the relatives who prepared Samiya's grave and attended her burial in May. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of deathThe suspicious death of a Pakistani woman adds to growing evidence of mistreatment and abuses inflicted on hundreds of women and girls from the country who have been trafficked to China as brides
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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