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Medical workers help a protester in pain from tear gas fired by policemen on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Hong Kong police have thrown tear gas canisters at protesters after they refused to disperse. Hundreds of thousands of people…
The official People's Daily newspaper, in a front-page commentary headlined `”Central Authority Cannot be Challenged,'' called the protesters' actions “intolerable"
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July 22, 2019
FILE - International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano addresses a news conference during a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, March 4, 2019. The agency said Friday that Iran is in compliance with its nucl...
Amano, who had wide experience in disarmament, non-proliferation diplomacy and nuclear energy, had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear issues worldwide since 2009.
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July 22, 2019
Medical workers help a protester in pain from tear gas fired by policemen on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Hong Kong police have thrown tear gas canisters at protesters after they refused to disperse. Hundreds of thousands of people…
Police said on their official social media accounts that protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs at them and attacked the Central police station
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July 22, 2019
Vietnamese protesters hold up anti-China protest placards during a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, July 24, 2016.
The two Asian countries have talked out their South China Sea differences, but more spats keep cropping up
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July 21, 2019
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