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A couple walks near debris from a heavy rain in Kumamura, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Kyodo News via AP)
Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missingJapan’s disaster management agency says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Disaster agency says death toll from flooding in southern Japan has risen to 50 and at least a dozen are missingDisaster agency says death toll from flooding in southern Japan has risen to 50 and at least a dozen are missing
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo, employees walk past a logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday, July 7, its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Samsung projects 23% jump in 2Q profit on strong chip salesSamsung Electronics Co. has reported that its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year, helped by strong demand as people bought new equipment to be able to work from home during the pandemic
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. North Korea on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, repeated it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was to arrive in South Korea for discussions on the stalled nuclear diplomacy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
N. Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy's arrival in Seoul North Korea is again saying it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before a U.S. representative arrives in South Korea for discussions on the stalled diplomacy
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Deep undersea earthquake widely felt in Indonesia, no damageA earthquake has struck deep undersea off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A 23-year-old man, Tong Ying-kit, arrives at a court in a police van in Hong Kong Monday, July 6, 2020. Tong has become the first person in Hong Kong to be charged under the new national security law, for allegedly driving a motorcycle into a group of policemen while bearing a flag with the "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time" slogan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Facebook, others block requests on Hong Kong user dataFacebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter say they will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the effect of a new national security law enacted last week
The Associated Press12 hours ago
India, China both say border disengagement process under wayIndia and China say they had made progress disengaging frontline troops from a months-long standoff along a disputed part of their border where a brawl in June left 20 Indian soldiers dead
The Associated Press16 hours ago
China criticizes US joint carrier drills in South China Sea China is accusing the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway
The Associated Press16 hours ago
40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rainThe death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 40, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers search for 10 missing people and rain threatens wider areas of the main island of Kyushu
The Associated Press16 hours ago
China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague caseWhile China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Police guard access to housing commission apartments under lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday, July 6, 2020. The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus cases on Monday as authorities prepare to close its border with New South Wales. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surgeAustralian authorities are preparing to close the border between the country’s two largest states, as the country’s second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in infections on Monday
The Associated Press19 hours ago
SKorean officials vow to look into triathlete's abuse claimsTop South Korean officials  have offered a public apology and vowed to delve into the death of a triathlete who had repeatedly told government and sports bodies she had been abused by her team coach and others
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks at a news conference after winning a second term to head the Japanese capital, in Tokyo Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Kyodo News via AP)
Tokyo governor, Abe say they'll cooperate on virus, OlympicsTokyo's governor and her political rival, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, have agreed to cooperate on handling the coronavirus outbreak to safely hold the Olympics next year
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Hundreds evacuated after oil spill in central PhilippinesMore than 400 people have been evacuated from a coastal village in the central Philippines after about 250,000 liters (66,000 gallons) of bunker fuel spilled from a power-generating barge into the sea
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A 23-year-old man, Tong Ying-kit, arrives at a court in a police van in Hong Kong Monday, July 6, 2020. Tong has become the first person in Hong Kong to be charged under the new national security law, for allegedly driving a motorcycle into a group of policemen while bearing a flag with the "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time" slogan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong police granted sweeping powers under security lawIn implementing the national security law for Hong Kong, police will have sweeping authority that allows them to take actions, including conducting searches without a warrant, restricting suspects from leaving the city, and intercepting communications
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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