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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 30, 2019, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and US President Donald Trump shake…
Third summit may be 'helpful,' Trump says, even as Pyongyang downplays another meeting
William Gallo
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:26
Supporters raise white paper to avoid slogans banned under the national security law as they support arrested anti-law protester outside Eastern court in Hong Kong
She left home, cut off communication with her parents, and is not giving up hope
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Tue, 07/07/2020 - 18:09
Afghan Taliban prisoners are released from Bagram Prison in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 26, 2020.The Afghan…
Top officials from the three neighboring countries meet via video link to discuss Afghan peace efforts
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:45
A still image taken from a video shows an eastern brown snake after an encounter with a driver, who was trying to fight it off while coiling around his leg when police pulled him over in Calliope, Queensland, Australia June 15, 2020.
Driver escapes injury during high-speed encounter with deadly brown snake
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Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:00
Medical staff perform a coronavirus test on a resident of public housing unit during a spike in infections, in Melbourne, Australia, July 6, 2020.
City posts biggest one-day spike of new COVID-19 patients for second-day in a row
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Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:04
Maxar WorldView-3 satellite image shows close up view of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the…
While eyeball to eyeball confrontation may end, the massive military deployment by both sides could continue   
Anjana Pasricha
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:23
This illustration photo taken on June 29, 2020 shows a person using the video-sharing app TikTok on a smartphone in New Delhi. …
Decision by Chinese-based app follows decisions by Facebook, Google and Twitter to briefly suspend review of Beijing requests for user data in semi-autonomous city 
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Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:11
A surfer walks alone on Katase Kaigan beach in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Three days of heavy rains have triggered floods and mudslides that has wrecked roads and bridges, hampering rescue efforts
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Tue, 07/07/2020 - 00:19
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Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the effect of a new national security law enacted last week
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:11
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 30, 2019, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) and US President Donald Trump shake…
Pyongyang dismisses ‘untimely rumor’ of another Trump-Kim summit
William Gallo
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:43
FILE - The headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
UNAIDS says most of world not on course to meet 2020 goals, and COVID-19 is pushing them further off course
Margaret Besheer
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:25
People wearing masks make their way in the Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea Friday, July 3, 2020. North Korean leader…
Moon Jae-in invests his political capital in keeping diplomacy with North Korea going; Washington and Pyongyang remain far apart
Eunjung Cho
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 19:20
American CEO Won't Change TikTok's Image in US, Analysts Say
Kevin Mayer, a former Disney executive, recently started his new role at the popular Chinese social media site
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 15:29
Somaliland Foreign Minister Hagi Mohamoud with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. (Photo:@iingwen Twitter)
Agreement between self-governing territories seen as mainly symbolic victory for Taiwan
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:03
Tong Ying-kit, 23, arrives at a court in a police van in Hong Kong, July 6, 2020.
Tong Ying-kit, who carried a banner that read 'Liberate Hong Kong', was arrested last week
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Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:51