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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad's granddaughters, Sofia, left, and Estelle look on at journalists gathered for a photocall at the Ambassador's residence in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who's known China's president for more than 30 years, Terry made his first public appearance as the new U.S. ambassador in Beijing on Wednesday, assuming the post at a time when President Donald Trump has injected a strong dose of unpredictability into America foreign diplomacy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisionsA self-described "farm boy from Iowa" has arrived as the new U.S. ambassador to China at a time of greater unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump
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China navy launches latest generation destroyerChina's increasingly powerful navy has launched its latest domestically-produced destroyer
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Liu Xia, the wife of China's jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, poses with a photo of herself and her husband during an interview at her home in Beijing. The newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing Terry Branstad said Wednesday, June 28, 2017, that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be allowed to get treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while imprisoned for subversion. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate treatment abroadThe newly arrived U.S. ambassador to Beijing says Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo should be allowed to receive treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in prison
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In this March 2, 2017 photo, a man carrying a child walks past a British flag in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
One Hong Kong, two sentiments after 20 years of Chinese ruleAs Hong Kong marks 20 years under China's rule, many young people chafe at life under Beijing's tightening grip
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Pakistan holds collective burial for 130 killed in fuel firePakistan holds collective funeral for 130 of the victims of massive fuel tanker fire earlier this week
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Thai court reverses verdict against alleged 'Popcorn Gunman'An appeals court in Thailand has overturned the guilty verdict of man convicted of shooting four people, one fatally, by opening fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack during a political confrontation in 2014
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Supporters of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kahsmir burn a representation of an Indian flag during a rally to condemn sanctions imposed on Syed Salahuddin, lower right on banner, by the U.S State Department, in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The U.S. on Monday imposed sanctions on Salahuddin, leader of the main rebel group that fights against Indian control in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, just hours after he appeared in a video urging Kashmiris to hold a weeklong protest across the disputed Himalayan territory. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)
AP Explains: Who is Salahuddin, rebel named terrorist by US?A Kashmir rebel leader who was designated a terrorist by the U.S. is considered a hero in his home territory
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In this combo photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen hugging various heads of state and VIPs. U.S. President Donald Trump should have been ready for a bear hug from Narendra Modi this week in Washington. The folksy embrace has become a signature move for the Indian prime minister in greeting global leaders and celebrities alike. (AP Photo, File)
Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugsPresident Donald Trump should have been ready for a bear hug from Narendra Modi
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People walk near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
European stocks dented by surge in the euroGlobal shares mixed, awaiting cues from central bankers
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US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crashThe U.S. Navy has paid tribute to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, June 26, 2017, putting the world’s most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria, China’s downgrade is to be announced Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the State Department when Tillerson unveils the annual Trafficking in Persons Report to Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
China hits back at US on human trafficking downgradeChina has pre-emptively hit back at the United States for speaking "irresponsibly" ahead of an expected Trump administration move to name China among the world's worst human trafficking offenders
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With no election winner, Mongolia sets runoff for July 9Mongolia will hold its first runoff election for president next month after none of the candidates attained the necessary majority in Monday's voting
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Protesters wear masks of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatmentAs recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the Nobel Peace laureate might be ill in Chinese prison
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Protesters wear masks of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatmentAs recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the Nobel Peace laureate might be ill in Chinese prison
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Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest ChinaA second landslide has struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris
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