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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, center, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers, Aug. 10, 2020.
Lai was detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as about 200 police searched the newspaper's offices, collecting 25 boxes of evidence
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 23:39
Pro-democracy students raise a three-finger salute, a resistance symbol borrowed by Thailand's anti-coup movement from the…
Protesters are demanding amendments to the constitution, a new election and a halt to the harassment and abuse of rights activists
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:36
Maryland governor Larry Hogan and first lady Yumi Hogan are seen on Lunar New Year's day. (Courtesy - Executive Office of the Governor)
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Asians living in Maryland have donated more than 560,000 PPE items to the state government; the inspiration behind the drive was Yumi Hogan, the first lady of the state
Eunjung Cho
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:20
Men use their mobile phones to take photos as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the air as it erupts, in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 10, 2020.
Eruption sends huge cloud of volcanic ash as high as five kilometers over the country's Sumatra Island 
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:33
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai gesture next to a copy of Apple Daily's July 1 edition during an interview Hong Kong, July 1, 2020.
72-year-old Jimmy Lai becomes most prominent pro-democracy figure targeted under new Beijing-imposed national security law
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:32
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a meeting with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, unseen, in…
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Alex Azar praises island’s “transparent, democratic nature” during joint appearance with President Tsai Ing-wen, in visit sure to inflame China
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 02:54
A cafe sign in Ho Chi Minh City exhorts customers to wear masks. (VOA News)
Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) includes analyzing data, like weather or Google searches, that can predict outbreak before humans do
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 01:39
Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Apple Daily, speaks during an interview to response national security legislation in Hong Kong, China, May 29, 2020.
Lai has been one of the most prominent democracy activists in the Chinese-ruled city and an ardent critic of Beijing
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Sun, 08/09/2020 - 22:02
Aymara indigenous women wearing protective masks are seen at the Plaza Murillo during a celebration marking the 195th…
Throughout history, indigenous peoples have been decimated by diseases brought from elsewhere, to which they had no immunity 
Lisa Schlein
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:49
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, center, arrives at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 9, 2020.
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Alex Azar's visit comes as relations between United States and China have plunged to historic lows
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Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:10
People stand in front of the cenotaph and the Peace statue after the ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the atomic…
Mayor and survivors urge world leaders to ban nuclear weapons
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Sun, 08/09/2020 - 05:45
FILE - Pedestrians walk past a Huawei ad at a bus stop in central London, Britain, April 29, 2019.
Huawei is at the center of US-Chinese tension over technology and security, and the feud has spread to TikTok and WeChat 
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Sat, 08/08/2020 - 16:20
A member of the plague prevention team under a local disease control and prevention centre labels rodents on a grassland in…
Second village in two days is locked down in Inner Mongolia after the second death this month
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Sat, 08/08/2020 - 16:09
Tourists walk past the Hollywood sign as they visit a shopping complex along Hollywood
Appeasing Chinese government investors and gatekeepers has ‘become a way of doing business in Hollywood,’ according to the report
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By Yu Zhou
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 03:14
Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. President…
Company calls on its US users to lobby federal government 
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 21:04