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FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the testing of a super-large multiple rocket launcher in North Korea, in this undated photo released Sept. 10, 2019 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.
Missile tests, spats among US allies may bolster Kim's negotiating position
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:32
FILE - A Chinese police officer takes his position by the road near what is officially called a vocational education center in Yining in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, Sept. 4, 2018.
A joint letter signed by the rights groups also calls for immediate closing of all detention camps in Xinjiang province
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 21:15
 Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, left, and Denise Ho, attend a congressional hearing about the protests in Hong Kong, Sept. 17, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Prominent activist Joshua Wong says 'stakes have never been higher'
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:49
Australian Cardinal George Pell leaves at the end of a meeting with the victims of sex abuse, at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016.
78-year-old George Pell serving six-year-sentence for molesting two choirboys in Melbourne in 1996
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 07:17
Displaced Rohingya are seen in a fenced-in camp during a government-organized media tour to a no-man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh, near Taungpyolatyar village, Maung Daw, northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, June 29, 2018.
Fact-finding mission's report calls for international investigation on situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 06:43
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, sits with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, second from left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, July 31, 2019.
US, China seeking to resume negotiations to end bitter year-long trade war
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 05:59
A man is on the phone in front of the office of the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), in Phnom Penh, Cambodia November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
Government calls two human rights organizations and a director of another NGO to meet in order to clarify their criticism of Cambodian microfinance sector and economy, respectively
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 03:25