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A crane is seen at a construction site during sunset hour in Taipei,
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement cut tariffs on about 800 items with the option to cut more
Ralph Jennings
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 04:16
Parents and relatives wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus wait for students to finish taking the final day of…
Geneva-based epidemiologists are expected to negotiate development of a fuller team to investigate how virus jumped from animal kingdom to infect humans 
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:18
Fred Warmbier, right, speaks as his wife Cindy listens about their son Otto Warmbier who died after being released by North…
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Parents of deceased US prisoner Otto Warmbier hope to shut down illicit North Korean earnings in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Russia
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 14:08
FILE - A plaque describing the origins of the city is seen in Forrest City, Arkansas, Feb. 27, 2009.
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Promise to invest in town, creating hundreds of jobs is a bust
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:14
Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, July 9, 2020.
Two experts will examine if and how COVID-19 jumped from animals to humans
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 12:01
People wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk at a pedestrian crossing Friday, July 10,…
Tokyo Governor urges 'further caution,' notes asymptomatic cases
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:33
A student goes home after school by motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City. Of surveyed schoolchildren, 59% believe their homes are safe from domestic violence.
COVID-19 restrictions lead to uptick in violence in the home
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 13:19
Mourners arrive to offer condolences at Seoul National University Hospital where a funeral hall for late Seoul Mayor Park Won…
Report: Park apologized to everyone, mainly his family, in a note found at his home
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Fri, 07/10/2020 - 05:14
People watch a TV screen showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, left, during…
On Tuesday, Trump said he believed North Korea wanted another meeting
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Thu, 07/09/2020 - 21:08
Chen Quanguo, right, Communist Party secretary of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, stands on Tiananmen Gate with…
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The Chinese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Thu, 07/09/2020 - 14:25
South Korean police officers with dogs leave to search for missing Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday,…
Park Won-soon had been considered a potential presidential candidate for 2022  
William Gallo
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:35
People wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk at Shibuya pedestrian crossing, July 9, 2020, in Tokyo.
Governor says 82 percent of new cases mostly among people under 30
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Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:12
A view shows damages after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8, 2020.
Emergency officials say flooding, landslides have trapped thousands
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Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:12
Police officers stand guard in front of the official residence of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday,…
An official from the Seoul Metropolitan Government confirmed that Park did not show up for work because of unspecified reasons and canceled all his schedules, including a meeting with a presidential official at his Seoul City Hall office.
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Thu, 07/09/2020 - 07:47
A man walks past the front gate of the Chinese consulate in Sydney, Australia, July 23, 2015. Australian police arrested eight…
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says country will also extend visas for Hong Kong students and workers in wake of Beijing’s new national security law    
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Thu, 07/09/2020 - 07:15