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Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. President…
Company calls on its US users to lobby federal government 
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 21:04
A traffic officer instructs jobless jeepney drivers to practice social distancing as they line up to receive food donations…
The country keeps reporting more than 2,000 new cases per day as the virus spreads in slums and stay-home orders ease with no backup plan, analysts say
Ralph Jennings
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:07
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 7,…
Treasury says sanctions imposed for suppressing civil liberties; neither Hong Kong nor Beijing has commented
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:30
The New York Times Beijing based correspondent Steven Lee Myers, left, chats with other foreign journalists after a daily briefing  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, March 18, 2020.
US has not renewed visas for some 40 Chinese journalists, whose 90-day work permits expired Thursday
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:59
Anti-government protesters raise a three-finger salute, a resistance symbol borrowed by Thailand's anti-coup movement from the…
Protests held on school, university campuses in Bangkok and other cities
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 05:44
Visitors try to enter the Chinese Consulate General Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Houston. China says the U.S. has ordered it to…
Administration’s shuttering of Houston consulate follows years of frustrated government efforts to thwart Beijing’s IP theft
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:26
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike gestures as she attends a joint news conference with Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura…
‘Obon’ is a traditional time to visit family, but governor urges residents to stay home
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:53
North Korea Modernizes Its Propaganda
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North Korean state TV gets a makeover, but the content is the same
William Gallo
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 20:38
Residents scrape mud away from a damaged house following heavy rains in Cheorwon, South Korea, Aug. 6, 2020.
Days of rain closes highways, displaces 1,600 people
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Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:52
South China Sea
Australia’s tougher policy toward China since July 23 is seen empowering Japan, India, the US and Southeast Asian countries worried about Beijing’s influence
Ralph Jennings
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 03:57
FILE PHOTO: Kaesong city is seen behind the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, across the DMZ separating North Korea from South Korea in this picture taken from Dora observatory in Paju
North Korea has said the suspected virus patient is a runaway who had fled to South Korea three years ago before slipping back to Kaesong last month
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 23:04
Kazumi Matsui, right, mayor of Hiroshima, and the family of the deceased bow before they place the victims list of the Atomic…
Ceremony to observe world’s first  atomic attack scaled down from years past due to coronavirus pandemic
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:50
Drones with Infrared Cameras Help Track Elusive Koalas
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Slow-moving animals could be extinct by 2050
Mariama Diallo
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:24
State Department Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown, left, listening to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speak during a news…
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TikTok currently faces a deadline of Sept. 15 to either sell its US operations to Microsoft Corp or face an outright ban
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 20:01
A woman wears a face mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus past a coronavirus awareness mural in Bekasi on the…
More than a dozen workplace outbreaks discovered in offices of Indonesian ministries, says national COVID-19 task force
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:20