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Japan emperor's harvest rite is his 1st communion with godsJapanese Emperor Naruhito is set to perform his first annual harvest ritual since ascending to the Chrysanthemum Throne
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
A student pushes his luggage past pro-democracy protesters as he leaves the Chinese University of Hong Kong following a clash in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. University students from mainland China are fleeing Hong Kong, and classes for primary and secondary school students have been suspended as attacks and clashes turn increasingly violent in the city's five-month long anti-government unrest. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The Latest: Some exchange students urged to leave Hong KongSeveral Nordic students at Hong Kong Baptist University are being moved because anti-government demonstrators are on the school grounds
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chinese buyer of British Steel looks to grow abroadPurchase of British Steel gives privately owned Chinese steelmaker Jingye chance to grow outside home market dominated by giant state-owned mills
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A student pushes his luggage past pro-democracy protesters as he leaves the Chinese University of Hong Kong following a clash in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. University students from mainland China are fleeing Hong Kong, and classes for primary and secondary school students have been suspended as attacks and clashes turn increasingly violent in the city's five-month long anti-government unrest. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Chinese students flee Hong Kong as violence intensifiesUniversity students from mainland China are fleeing Hong Kong, and classes in primary and secondary schools have been suspended as clashes turn increasingly violent in the city's 5-month-long anti-government unrest
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Members of police forensic team inspect the site of a bombing attack at the local police headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Police say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a busy police station in Indonesia's third-largest city, injuring a number of people. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Suicide bomber attacks Indonesian police station, wounding 6Police say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a police station in Indonesia's third-largest city, wounding at least six people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned.(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
Australia's highest court will hear Cardinal Pell's appealAustralia's highest court will hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Prince Charles discusses climate change with Indian expertsBritain's Prince Charles is meeting with Indian experts during a two-day visit to the country focusing on global challenges such as climate change and business sustainability
The Associated Press2 hours ago
South Korean court begins trial over Japan's sexual slaveryA Seoul court has begun hearing a long-awaited civil case filed against the Japanese government by South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Afghan capital's air pollution may be even deadlier than warAfghan authorities trying to tackle pollution in country's capital, which may be even deadlier than 18-year-old war
The Associated Press2 hours ago
New Zealand lawmakers pass euthanasia bill, referendum nextNew Zealand lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill to legalize euthanasia, a watershed moment that ended a contentious two-year debate
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, photo, office workers and pro-democracy protesters hold up their hands to represent their five demands as protests continue in Central, Hong Kong. A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong has once again raised the question of how China's central government will respond. Experts said national security measures and deployment of the armed forces remain possibilities, though Beijing may just as likely allow destruction to continue unfolding. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its optionsA sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong has once again raised the question of how China's central government will respond
The Associated Press3 hours ago
This image released on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), shows asteroid Ryugu taken by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft. The Japan spacecraft has departed from the distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system. (JAXA via AP)
Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroidJapan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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