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Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islandsJapan has protested to China over its unauthorized maritime survey within the Japanese exclusive economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands amid China's increased activity in the area
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
Pakistani women sold in marriage, then prostitution in ChinaPakistan probes trafficking networks that trick young women into marriage with Chinese men, sell many into prostitution
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
A protester with a mask gathers with others near the Legislative Council as they continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. A member of Hong Kong's Executive Council says the city's leader plans to apologize again over her handling of a highly unpopular extradition bill. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The Latest: HK protesters mass outside city leader's officeHong Kong protesters surround office of city's leader to press demands she resign
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 17, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed ratesGlobal shares are trading mixed amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Commuters walk past posters and flowers placed next to a bus stand after tens of thousands of protesters staged a massive protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city's government headquarters.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to parkHong Kong protesters leave streets but keep up demands for leader to step down, scrap extradition bill
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this June 15, 2019, photo released by Crime Suppression Division, Italian Francesco Galdeli, center, is arrested by Thai police officers at a house in Chonburi. Thai police said they have arrested the Italian man wanted in his home country after fleeing a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company. (Crime Suppression Division of Thailand via AP)
Thais arrest Italian convicted in George Clooney fraud caseThai police say they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after fleeing a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using George Clooney's name to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistan police seek to unravel networks trafficking womenPakistani investigations uncover trafficking networks marrying off, selling young women into prostitution in China
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistani activist known for criticism killed in IslamabadPakistani police say an activist known for his online criticism of the country's military and politicians has been killed by assailants in a wooded area of the capital, Islamabad
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in AustraliaA Belgian man says an encrypted phone message sent by his missing son could hold a clue to the 18-year-old tourist's disappearance from an Australian coastal town
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, right, is accompanied by Nathan Law as they pay respect to a protester who fell to his death after hanging a protest banner against an extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prisonJoshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 17, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to FedAsian shares are trading mostly higher amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China
The Associated Press7 hours ago
"Umbrella Movement" activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence"Umbrella Movement" activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam walks behind a red barrier tape toward a press conference in Hong Kong Saturday, June 15, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely. Lam told media Saturday she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong leader fights for political life after bill fiascoHong Kong leader Carrie Lam has found herself in a precarious position after she was forced to back down from an unpopular extradition bill seen as eroding the territory's judicial independence
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Dozens of new Indian parliamentarians face criminal chargesNearly 43% of new members of India's lower house of Parliament have won office despite facing criminal charges
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Protesters shout next to a policeman as they continue to protest an extradition bill, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents Sunday continued their massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protestersHong Kong police announced that they want to clear the streets of protesters Monday morning
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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