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Voters fill out their ballots for Japan's upper house election at a polling station in Tokyo
NHK public television said Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner Komeito had won 64 seats in the upper house after two hours of vote counting
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July 21, 2019
FILE - The drought-affected Darling River sits well below its banks at Pooncarie, a town in outback western New South Wales, Australia, April 25, 2019.
As drought-hit towns across New South Wales and Queensland edge closer to completely running out of water, federal and state governments are trying to come up with ways to guarantee supplies into future
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July 21, 2019
Map of South China Sea Territorial Claims
The United States says it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty
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July 21, 2019
Protesters take part in a march on a street in Hong Kong, July 21, 2019.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators mass for the seventh straight weekend in the Chinese territory
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July 21, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump visits South Korea
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During his trip, Bolton is also likely to seek support for a U.S. initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East shipping lanes
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By Reuters
July 20, 2019
Voters fill out their ballots for Japan's upper house election at a polling station in Tokyo
PM Shinzo Abe is hoping to shore up his mandate ahead of a crucial consumption tax hike later this year, along with trade negotiations with Washington
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July 20, 2019
Pro-government supporters attend a rally to call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists, in Hong Kong
Call for end to violence follows wave of protests against an extradition bill; another such rally is set for Sunday
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By Reuters
July 20, 2019