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Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader Sun, 16 Jun, 2019

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black despite the sweltering weather, jammed the city's streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.
Hong Kong protesters begin night vigil as extradition anger mounts

Hong Kong protesters begin night vigil as extradition anger mounts Tue, 11 Jun, 2019

Tensions rose in Hong Kong as hundreds of protesters began a nighttime vigil outside the city's parliament, just hours before lawmakers debate a divisive plan to allow extraditions to China.

Russian, Chinese leaders hail burgeoning ties

Russian, Chinese leaders hail burgeoning ties Wed, 05 Jun, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin  hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two countries that were communist rivals during the Cold War.
China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed Sun, 02 Jun, 2019

China's defense minister warned   that its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters.
U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions Mon, 20 May, 2019

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies.
Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting

Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting Mon, 20 May, 2019

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.
Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead Mon, 20 May, 2019

 A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards.
North Korea fires 'projectiles', South Korea says stop raising tensions

North Korea fires 'projectiles', South Korea says stop raising tensions Sat, 04 May, 2019

North Korea fired several "unidentified short-range projectiles" into the sea off its east coast, prompting South Korea to call on its communist neighbor to "stop acts that escalate military tension on the Korean Peninsula".

Emperor Akihito begins abdication rituals as Japan marks end of era

Emperor Akihito begins abdication rituals as Japan marks end of era Tue, 30 Apr, 2019

Draped in ornate golden-brown robes and wearing a towering black hat, Japan's Emperor Akihito on Tuesday kicked off ceremonies for his abdication, the first in 200 years for the world's oldest monarchy.
Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait

Two U.S. Navy warships sail through strategic Taiwan Strait Mon, 29 Apr, 2019

The U.S. military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.
Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing Mon, 29 Apr, 2019

Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed 29 people in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation.
Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute

Singapore, Malaysia reach deal to end months-long airspace dispute Sat, 06 Apr, 2019

Singapore and Malaysia reached an agreement to end their months-long airspace dispute, the transport ministers of the two neighboring countries said in a joint statement.
Thai king revokes royal decorations of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra

Thai king revokes royal decorations of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra Sat, 30 Mar, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has revoked royal decorations that had been awarded to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a document published  in the royal gazette showed.
China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47

China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47 Fri, 22 Mar, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 47 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country.
Many dead in New Zealand after gunmen attack mosques

Many dead in New Zealand after gunmen attack mosques Fri, 15 Mar, 2019

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever mass shooting which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.
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