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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his fourth State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Quezon City, Metro Manila, July 22, 2019.
President Rodrigo Duterte warns foreign ships faced 'unfriendly' treatment if they venture into Philippines' territorial waters without permission, in a swipe at China's deployment of warships a few miles off the coast
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August 20, 2019
A demonstrator holds up a sign reading "Back away slowly" to encourage other demonstrators to leave, near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.
In the aftermath, pro-democracy lawmakers and fellow demonstrators — who have stood by the hard-liners even as they took more extreme steps — questioned whether the operation had gone too far
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August 20, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media after his meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri at the State Department in Washington, Aug. 15, 2019.
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Top US diplomat says he wishes Pyongyang had not launched six test missiles since late July, but president has shrugged off their significance
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August 20, 2019
FILE - A Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her son and her daughter, after the government moved them to newly allocated refugee camp areas, near Kutupalong, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s refugee commissioner, Abul Kalam, said only 21 families out of 1,056 selected for repatriation starting Thursday were willing to be interviewed by officials about whether they wish to return
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August 20, 2019
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends a ceremony to sign up for Democratic Progressive Party's 2020 presidential candidate nomination in Taipei, Taiwan March 21, 2019.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States on Tuesdsay for approving the sale of 66 advanced F-16V fighter jets and urged rival China to respect Taiwan's right to defend itself
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August 20, 2019
A man walks outside the British Consulate-general office in Hong Kong, Aug. 20, 2019.
Hong Kong's local news website HK01 says the employee, identified as Simon Cheng, failed to return to the former British colony from the neighboring southern city of Shenzhen on August 9, where he had gone to attend a business meeting
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August 20, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in leave after a meeting at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.
'No other US president has insulted South Koreans like that'
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August 20, 2019