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A protester is detained in Central district of Hong Kong on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A Hong Kong protester was shot by police…
Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam denounces actions as "extremely selfish" as protesters and police clash for second straight weekday
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Tue, 11/12/2019 - 04:38
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam addresses a news conference in Hong Kong, China, Nov. 11, 2019.
Carrie Lam makes comments a day after police shot a protester and a man was set on fire in some of the most dramatic scenes to grip the city during more than five months of civil unrest
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 22:07
A ferry passes in front of the Central Business District as smoke from bushfires shroud Sydney, Australia, November 11, 2019.  …
Authorities in Australia's Queensland and New South Wales states declared a state of emergency Monday, urging residents in areas deemed at most risk of fires to evacuate
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 17:53
Rohingya Muslims, who from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait in queues to receive aid at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2017. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis in ...
The tiny, heavily Muslim West African nation is bringing the lawsuit under the Genocide Convention
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 17:29
Supporters of Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che detained in China, chant their support during a media event in Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 28, 2017.
Regional experts say disappearances remind Taiwanese academics, merchants and investors to avoid spreading word of their homeland's democracy to China, including on social media
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 13:43
FILE - Pilgrims and herders camp at the foot of the holy Tibetan mountain range Amnye Machen on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau in northwestern China's Qinghai Province, Aug. 20, 2018.
There's a building boom on China's Tibetan plateau, but this time, the Chinese government wants to set limits on the region's growth to implement its own version of one of the U.S.'s proudest legacies - a national park system
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 10:41
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after a press conference in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot…
Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has pledged to ’spare no effort’ in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months, following a day of violence in which one person was shot and another set on fire
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 08:55

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