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Protesters fresh their smartphone's lights to support the prayer rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are set for another weekend of civil disobedience as they prepare to hold an unauthorized protest march to press their demands. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Hong Kong activist stabbed as protesters gird for marchHong Kong police say a man distributing leaflets near a wall with pro-democracy messages has been stabbed and wounded ahead of Sunday march
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AP Photos: Hong Kongers use masquerade as new protest tacticAP Photos: Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, Pepe the Frog _ the new faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement
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Official: Preliminary Afghan election results delayedAn Afghan official says the announcement of preliminary results of last month's presidential election has been delayed
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Afghan village buries its dead after mosque bombing kills 66Funerals are being held in eastern Afghanistan for the victims of Friday's deadly bomb blast in a village mosque which killed 66 people during prayers
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks as she attends a question and answer session with lawmakers at the chamber of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to TaiwanHong Kong's leader says the murder suspect whose case inadvertently helped ignite the semiautonomous Chinese city's protest movement wants to surrender to authorities in Taiwan
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, a college student holds a banner in front of the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean police said Saturday, Oct. 19, they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound. The sign reads " "Harris, leave this land!" (Chun Jin-hwan/Newsis via AP)
Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residenceSouth Korean police have beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students broke into the compound
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this Tuesday. Oct. 15, 2019, photo, a man walks on an alley at a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Known for his down-to-earth style with a reputation for clean governance, Indonesian President Joko Widodo's signature policy has been improving Indonesia's inadequate infrastructure and reducing poverty, which afflicts close to a tenth of Indonesia's nearly 270 million people. But raising money would be harder at a time of global economic slowdown, major trade conflicts and falling exports. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Indonesia's Widodo faces daunting goals in final termIndonesian President Joko Widodo will be sworn in for a final five-year term with a mixed record of reformist agenda and unwilling to press for accountability
The Associated Press1 day ago
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Japan's government said Friday it decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East but is preparing to send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan. Suga said that Japan will keep cooperating closely with Washington even if it won't join the initiative the U.S. says is aimed at protecting commercial tankers from alleged Iranian attacks. (Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan to send own force, won't join US coalition for MideastJapan has decided not to join a U.S. coalition to protect commercial vessels in the Middle East, but will send its own force to ensure the safe shipment of oil to Japan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Protesters wear masks of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are donning cartoon/superheroes masks as they formed a human chain across the semiautonomous Chinese city, in defiance of a government ban on face coverings. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask banHong Kong protesters don cartoon character masks and mock China leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies
The Associated Press1 day ago
A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital after a mortar was fired by insurgents in Haskamena district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. An Afghan official says at least several people have been killed during Friday prayers when a mortar fired by insurgents blasted through the roof of a mosque. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)
The Latest: UN chief strongly condemns mosque attackU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly condemning the attack inside a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Afghanistan which killed scores of civilians and injured dozens more
The Associated Press1 day ago
A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital after a mortar was fired by insurgents in Haskamena district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. An Afghan official says at least several people have been killed during Friday prayers when a mortar fired by insurgents blasted through the roof of a mosque. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)
Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayersProvincial officials say an explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a woman walks past vehicles on a city ring-road clogged with heavy traffic in Beijing. China’s economic growth slowed to a 26-year low in the latest quarter as a tariff war with Washington weighed on exports and auto sales and other domestic activity weakened. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.2 percent in the three months ending in September, down from the previous quarter’s 6 percent, data showed Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. ( (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on global growthChina's quarterly economic growth sinks to 26-year low amid tariff war with Washington, adding to deepening slump that weighs on global growth
The Associated Press1 day ago
Provincial governor's spokesman says 62 killed, 36 wounded in mosque explosion in eastern AfghanistanProvincial governor's spokesman says 62 killed, 36 wounded in mosque explosion in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 day ago
UK royal couple returns home after 5-day visit to PakistanBritain's Prince William and his wife Kate wrapped up their 5-day visit to Pakistan on Friday, in which they dined with the prime minister and made an emotional tour of a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana
The Associated Press1 day ago
A demonstrator wears a hat reading "Make Hong Kong great again" during a rally in the Central District in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the heart of Hong Kong on Friday afternoon in a "flash mob" gathering as part of continuing pro-democracy protests on the city. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China legislature blasts US Congress over Hong KongChina's ceremonial legislature is attacking legislation in the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
The Associated Press1 day ago
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