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Pedestrians walk past a blue-stained sidewalk outside the Kowloon Mosque a day after it was sprayed with blue-dyed water by a police riot-control vehicle in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Hong Kong officials apologized to leaders of the Kowloon Mosque after riot police sprayed the building's gate and some people nearby with a water cannon as they tried to contain pro-democracy demonstrations. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Hong Kong leaders apologize to mosque for water cannon hitHong Kong officials apologized to leaders of a mosque after riot police sprayed the building's gate and some people nearby with a water cannon while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, the character Everest from the film "Abominable" appears on the red carpet on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. The animated movie "Abominable" will skip Malaysian theaters after producers decided against cutting out a scene showing a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
'Abominable' to skip Malaysia theaters over disputed sea mapThe animated movie "Abominable" will skip Malaysian theaters after producers decided against cutting out a scene showing a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
American ambassador defends rules for Chinese diplomatsU.S. ambassador defends plans to require Chinese diplomats to report contacts with some Americans, says Washington considering possible rules for employees of Communist Party-controlled entities
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this July 8, 2019, photo, cars for export are parked at Kawasaki port, near of Tokyo. Japan has logged a third straight month of a trade deficit in September, according to the latest government data, as trade tensions between China and the U.S. crimped exports. Japan’s Finance Ministry reported Monday, Oct. 21, the nation’s trade deficit in September totaled 122.98 billion yen ($1.13 billion). (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan exports fall for 10th straight month in SeptemberJapan exports fall for 10th straight month amid weak demand in China, South Korea and other Asian markets
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Newspapers display redacted copy on their front pages in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Australia's major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Australian papers redact front pages to expose govt secrecyAustralia's major newspapers published redacted front pages to highlight how often the government justifies secrecy on national security grounds
The Associated Press1 hour ago
American military convoy stops near the town of Tel Tamr, north Syria, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Kurdish-led fighters and Turkish-backed forces clashed sporadically Sunday in northeastern Syria amid efforts to work out a Kurdish evacuation from a besieged border town, the first pull-back under the terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claimsPresident Donald Trump insists he's bringing home Americans from "endless wars" in the Mideast
The Associated Press2 hours ago
South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk, center, leaves the Gwacheon Government Complex in Gwacheon, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Cho on Monday offered to step down amid an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and deeply polarized national opinion. (Ryu Hyung-suck/Yonhap via AP)
South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister's wifeProsecutors seek arrest of the wife of South Korea's former justice minister who resigned last week after allegations against him sparked huge protests and dented president's popularity
The Associated Press2 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, center, walks Gen. Scott Miller, right, chief of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, at the U.S. military headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. He told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Balbor)
US defense chief in Afghanistan for firsthand look at warMark Esper is seeking a firsthand assessment of the U.S. military's future role in America's longest war as he makes his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Supporters of Indonesian President Joko Widodo holds a large national Red-White flag during rally to celebrate his inauguration for his second term in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernise the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Widodo begins 2nd term pledging to make Indonesia developedIndonesian President Joko Widodo sworn in for his final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions against poverty and entrenched corruption in the vibrant Southeast Asian democracy
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A man walks inside a Bank of China branch vandalized by protestors in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Hong Kong protesters flooded the city's streets on Sunday in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid the firing of tear gas by police. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy banHong Kong protesters again flood streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistanis hoist miles-long Kashmir flag in solidarity marchA giant Kashmiri flag has been unfurled by thousands of Pakistani demonstrators, stretching 5 kilometers (3 miles) through the streets of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad
The Associated Press14 hours ago
India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir, killing 9Pakistani and Indian soldiers have traded fire in disputed Kashmir, killing at least nine people on both sides
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Bangladesh police say violence over Facebook post kills 4Police say at least four people were killed after security officials in southern Bangladesh opened fire to disperse hundreds of Muslims during a protest over an alleged social media post undermining Islam's Prophet Muhammad
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Mark Esper arrives in Kabul on his first trip to Afghanistan as US defense secretaryMark Esper arrives in Kabul on his first trip to Afghanistan as US defense secretary
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows probe into Easter blastsSri Lanka's former defense chief, a front-runner in next month's presidential election has said he would order a fresh probe into the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 263 people, by appointing a presidential commission if he wins
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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