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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enters the headquarters of his Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo, Sunday, July 21, 2019.  Japanese voted Sunday in an election for the upper house of parliament, where Prime Minister Abe's ruling bloc is expected to keep the majority.(Naoya Osato/Kyodo News via AP)
Exit polls: Japan's ruling bloc secures upper house majorityJapanese 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
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Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills soldierPakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian fire across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir has killed a soldier and wounded four civilians
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Pakistani security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of a bombing on an entrance of a hospital in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Police in Pakistan say gunmen opened fire on a police post and then bombed the entrance to a hospital as the wounded were being brought in.(AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud)
Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killedPakistani Taliban militants opened fire on a police post and then dispatched a female suicide bomber to strike outside a hospital as the wounded were being brought in, killing a total of nine people, including three civilians
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The Latest: Exit polls show Abe's ruling bloc wins electionsExit polls show Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house elections
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Japanese public broadcaster NHK says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is certain to secure upper house majority.Japanese public broadcaster NHK says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is certain to secure upper house majority.
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Protesters gesture while holding placards reads "Form an independent investigation on legislative committee" during a march in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Thousands of Hong Kong protesters marched from a public park to call for an independent investigation into police tactics.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong protesters continue past march's end pointHong Kong protesters have pressed on past the designated end point for a march in which tens of thousands repeated demands for direct elections and an independent investigation into police tactics used in previous demonstrations
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In this July 4, 2019, photo, magazines with front covers featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping with South China Sea and Xi against U.S. President Donald Trump are placed on sale at a roadside bookstand in Hong Kong. The United States said it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
US concerned over China's 'interference' in South China SeaThe U.S. says it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam says Beijing violated its sovereignty
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People pay their respects at a makeshift memorial to honor the victims of Thursday's fire at the Kyoto Animation Studio building, background right, Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan. The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arsonJapanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio
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Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosionAuthorities in central China say the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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