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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, second from left, talks to journalists as South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong Kun listens after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, July 23, 2021.
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America’s No. 2 diplomat, headed to China after South Korea, said that 'thinking together' with China about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is “an area for cooperation”
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Fri, 07/23/2021 - 12:34 PM
Volunteer checks the blood oxygen level of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in the town of Kale, Sagaing Region, Myanmar, July 5, 2021.
'People are desperately looking for oxygen,' says frontline healthworker as COVID-19 chaos surges
Tommy Walker
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 11:44 AM
A man holds a girl as they pose for a photo in front of a large mural depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping, bottom center,…
Xi's visit was previously unannounced publicly and it wasn't clear whether he had already returned to Beijing
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Fri, 07/23/2021 - 11:11 AM
A man looks on outside a house in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Bad Muenstereifel, Germany.
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Scientists are attributing the extreme weather across the globe to climate change and a series of recent studies warn more is to come. Climatologists say it is a misnomer to dub what the world is seeing now 'freak weather,' rather it is the unfolding of a new normal
Jamie Dettmer
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46 AM
An official sits behind a plastic barrier inside a COVID-19 testing site within the Main Press Center at the 2020 Summer…
Andrew revealed earlier this month that he isn’t vaccinated after being asked about his status by a reporter
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Fri, 07/23/2021 - 07:47 AM
A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks by the Microsoft office building in Beijing,…
China tells New Zealand to ‘abandon [its] Cold War mentality’
Phil Mercer
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 03:56 AM
FILE -  In this Oct. 14, 2012, file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) escort ship "Kurama," left, navigates…
Some say the flag is a reminder of Japan's wartime atrocities and is comparable to the Nazi swastika
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Fri, 07/23/2021 - 02:34 AM
FILE - A relative sits with a COVID-19 patient being taken to hospital in the town of Kale, Sagaing region, Myanmar, July 6, 2021.
Angered by their support for anti-junta protests, military has arrested several doctors treating COVID patients independently
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 03:52 PM
The flag and crest of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S.,…
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Individuals accused of harassing, stalking, attempting to coerce Chinese citizens residing in US to return to China
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 02:42 PM
Rescue workers and local residents are seen walking through a flooded street following days of storms, in Gongyi, near Zhengzhou, in central China’s Henan province, July 22, 2021.
Floodwaters in the central Chinese city and surrounding areas killed at least 33 people
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 01:12 PM
FILE - Burnt land is pictured after fires near Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan province, Indonesia, Sept. 29, 2019.
Loss of trees challenges efforts to conserve biodiversity, limit climate change, say researchers
Luyi Cheng
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 11:13 AM
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Security personnel keep watch outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World…
Official says proposal lacks 'common sense,' betrays disrespect toward science
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 10:01 AM
FILE PHOTO: Staff members of Apple Daily work on their final edition in Hong Kong
All four were charged with conspiring to 'collude with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security' under the city's year-old national security law
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:54 AM
FILE - Guard towers are seen along the perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, April 23, 2021.
Facility in Uyghur Autonomous Region is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:33 AM
The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 19, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The International Olympic Committee changed it rules and asked each nation to select two flagbearers in an effort to increase gender equality at the Tokyo Games
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Thu, 07/22/2021 - 08:34 AM