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Hundreds rally against detention of Thai protest leadersHundreds of demonstrators rallied in Thailand on Saturday, after police arrested two leading anti-government protest leaders in an apparent attempt to stifle growing political unrest
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A pro-China supporter burns a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the U.S. sanctions outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing's effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in the former British colony. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctionsHong Kong’s leader and China’s top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony
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In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei kept its global business growing for almost a decade while Washington piled sanctions on the company and lobbied its allies to keep the company out of telecom networks. Now, Huawei is starting to suffer in earnest as the Trump administration steps up efforts to slam the door on access to Western components and markets in a widening feud with Beijing over technology and security. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctionsAn executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says it is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions
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Second person dies from plague in China's Inner MongoliaA patient in northern China has died from the plague, the second death from the disease in the country's Inner Mongolia region this week
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Officials stand by the debris of the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Shijith Sreedhar)
Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violentlyThe plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway drenched in monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1945, file photo, released by U.S. Marines, a battered religious figure stands witness on a hill above a burn-razed valley at Nagasaki, Japan, after the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare was dropped by the U.S. over the Japanese industrial center. The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Aug. 9, 1945. (U.S Marines via AP, File)
Q&A: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary on SundayThe city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Sunday
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A burqa clad Kashmiri woman sits in front of a closed market during lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million confirmed cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wave of infection in rural areas. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Asia Today: Australian state records 466 cases, 12 deathsThe Australian state of Victoria recorded 466 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths, including another man in his 30s
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Police say at least 14 people are dead and 123 injured after Air India Express plane skids off runway in southern IndiaPolice say at least 14 people are dead and 123 injured after Air India Express plane skids off runway in southern India
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People gather to look at the Air India Express flight that skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The special evacuation flight bringing people home to India who had been trapped abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off the runway and split in two while landing in heavy rain killing more than a dozen people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/C.K.Thanseer)
Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilotsAt least 17 people have died and 123 are injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala
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Indian news reports say Air India Express flight skids off runway while landing in heavy rain; some people injuredIndian news reports say Air India Express flight skids off runway while landing in heavy rain; some people injured
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Indian court rejects plea to end trial of 2 Italian marinesIndia’s Supreme Court has declined an Indian government plea to end the prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 until it has heard from the victims' families on the issue of Italian compensation
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Thai protesters threaten escalation as police make arrests Political tensions are rising in Thailand, where pro-democracy activists are vowing to step up protests against the government as police arrested some key figures in recent demonstrations
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Malaysia's Mahathir, 95, forms new party to fight old allyTwo-time former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he is forming a new ethnic Malay party more than two months after he was sacked from his previous party during a political struggle with his successor
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Australia leader refuses to attack political foes over virusAustralia’s prime minister has rejected demands from within his own conservative party to publicly attack the center-left Victoria state government over its flawed handling of the nation’s worst coronavirus outbreak
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A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. China announced on Friday that it had sentenced a Canadian to death on drug charges, the second day in a row Chinese courts handed down the death penalty to a Canadian citizen. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug chargesChina has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei
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