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Balinese Hindu men look at a Hindu temple damaged following an earthquake in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, July 16, 2019, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
Quake with a magnitude of 6.1 caused minor damage and prompted residents and visitors on the tourist island to briefly flee buildings
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 25, 2019.
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US secretary of state did not say when negotiations would begin
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By Reuters
July 15, 2019
A child plays with a balloon at a clothing store having a promotion sale in Beijing, July 15, 2019. China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years.
China's economic growth falls to 26-year low, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders in tariff fight with US president
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July 15, 2019
Relatives of victims of President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs hold a memorial for their loved ones, at a church in Manila, Philippines, March 17, 2019.
The Philippine president has signed a bill into law penalizing a range of acts of sexual harassment including catcalling, wolf-whistling and persistent telling of sexual jokes, which pro-women's groups have accused him of committing
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July 15, 2019
Philippine National Red Cross and Health Department volunteers conduct house-to-house measles vaccination to children at an informal settlers community in Manila, Feb. 16, 2019.
Two leading agencies report nearly 20 million children worldwide—more than one in 10—were not vaccinated against killer diseases
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July 15, 2019
Policemen scuffle with protesters inside a shopping mall in Sha Tin District in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Police in Hong Kong have fought with protesters as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of…
Pro-Beijing leader called protesters rioters, threatening charges
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July 15, 2019
Kaohsiung city mayor Han Kuo-yu, center, from the Kuomintang party speaks to supporters during a campaign event in Taipei, Taiwan, June 1, 2019.
Han Kuo-yu, a mayor who made deals with four Chinese cities in March, won the opposition Nationalist Party primary Monday. He will run against incumbent Tsai Ing-wen
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July 15, 2019