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Japan votes for upper house; Abe's party seen as favoriteJapanese are voting in an election for the upper house of parliament, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is expected to keep the majority
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this June 13, 2019, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, guests, from left, Yi Huiman, chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, Liu He, vice premier, Li Qiang, top party official of Shanghai, and Ying Yong, Shanghai's mayor, celebrate the launch of the SSE STAR Market, previously referred to as the Shanghai science and technology innovation board in Shanghai. Trading is expected to start Monday, July 22, 2019 on the Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. (Fang Zhe/Xinhua via AP)
China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industryChina launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A pro-China supporter holds a red umbrellas during a counter-rally in support of the police in Hong Kong Saturday, July 20, 2019. Police in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong police seize explosives as rival camps rallyPolice in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, diesVeteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, has died after a prolonged illness
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Friday, July 19, 2019 photo, Community health officer Parag Jyoti Das examines Imrana Khatoon, 20, as she holds her newborn baby inside their flood-affected home in Gagalmari, east of Gauhati, India. Khatoon delivered her first baby on a boat in floodwaters early Friday while on her way to a hospital, locals said. The woman and the newborn were brought back to their home without getting to hospital. They were however moved to a hospital on a boat to the nearby Jhargaon town because of unhygienic conditions due to floodwaters, Das said. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South AsiaThe death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Women, children among 10 dead in airstrikes in AfghanistanAfghan officials say at least 10 civilians have been killed in separate airstrikes by Afghan security forces in western Badghis province
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Pakistan's northwest tribal areas hold 1st local pollsPakistan's northwestern tribal areas are holding their first-ever provincial elections, in a region along the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 12Authorities say the death toll has risen to 12 in a gas plant explosion in central China
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Kim Hyun-chong, deputy director of South Korea's presidential National Security Office, briefs on the South Korean government's stance on Japan's recent restrictions on its exports to South Korea at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 19, 2019. Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Friday summoned South Korea's ambassador and accused Seoul of violating international law by refusing to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II forced labor. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Japan vows action if S. Korea hurts companies in trade rowJapan's foreign minister says Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanelyTaiwan's president says she will follow "humanitarian principles" in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hong Kong protesters use signals, Post-its to hone skillsHand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protesters have honed their tactics to maximize effectiveness and maintain momentum
The Associated Press1 day ago
Large group of supporters greets Taiwan president in DenverTaiwan's president was greeted by a large group of supporters and a handful of pro-China protesters as she entered a downtown Denver hotel before dinner
The Associated Press1 day ago
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