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TikTok says it will stop operations in Hong Kong, after city enacts sweeping national security lawTikTok says it will stop operations in Hong Kong, after city enacts sweeping national security law
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews walks to a press conference in Melbourne, Monday, July 6, 2020. As Australia is emerging from pandemic restrictions, the Victoria state capital Melbourne is buckling down with more extreme and divisive measures that are causing anger and igniting arguments over who is to blame as the disease spreads again at an alarming rate. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Australia's 2nd largest city foils nation's pandemic successAustralia has been among the world’s most successful countries in containing its coronavirus outbreak, with one exception
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British pilot to leave Vietnam for home after virus recoveryDoctors say a British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient has recovered enough to make the long flight home
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Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus walk through a temperature check area before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: China's university exam begins after virus delayAlmost 11 million students began taking China’s university entrance exam after a delay as the country worked to bring down coronavirus infections
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Japan Self Defense Force members rescue residents on a rubber boat on a flooded road hit by heavy rain in Omuta, Fukuoka prefecture, southern Japan Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Juntaro Yokoyama/Kyodo News via AP)
Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missingJapan’s disaster management agency says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing
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Disaster agency says death toll from flooding in southern Japan has risen to 50 and at least a dozen are missingDisaster agency says death toll from flooding in southern Japan has risen to 50 and at least a dozen are missing
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The logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year, helped by robust demand for memory chips used in personal computers and servers as the coronavirus pandemic has more people working from home. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Samsung projects 23% jump in 2Q profit on strong chip salesSamsung Electronics Co. has reported that its operating profit for the last quarter likely rose 23% from the same period last year, helped by strong demand as people bought new equipment to be able to work from home during the pandemic
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. North Korea on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, repeated it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was to arrive in South Korea for discussions on the stalled nuclear diplomacy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
N. Korea rejects talks ahead of US envoy's arrival in Seoul North Korea is again saying it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before a U.S. representative arrives in South Korea for discussions on the stalled diplomacy
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Deep undersea earthquake widely felt in Indonesia, no damageA earthquake has struck deep undersea off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java
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A 23-year-old man, Tong Ying-kit, arrives at a court in a police van in Hong Kong Monday, July 6, 2020. Tong has become the first person in Hong Kong to be charged under the new national security law, for allegedly driving a motorcycle into a group of policemen while bearing a flag with the "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time" slogan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Facebook, others block requests on Hong Kong user dataFacebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter say they will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the effect of a new national security law enacted last week
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India, China both say border disengagement process under wayIndia and China say they had made progress disengaging frontline troops from a months-long standoff along a disputed part of their border where a brawl in June left 20 Indian soldiers dead
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In this photo provided by U.S. Navy,  an F/A-18E Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), as USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams alongside in the South China Sea, Monday, July 6, 2020. China on Monday, July 6, accused the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway.(Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Jetzer/U.S. Navy via AP)
China criticizes US joint carrier drills in South China Sea China is accusing the U.S. of flexing its military muscles in the South China Sea by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway
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40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rainThe death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 40, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers search for 10 missing people and rain threatens wider areas of the main island of Kyushu
The Associated Press19 hours ago
China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague caseWhile China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
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Police guard access to housing commission apartments under lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday, July 6, 2020. The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus cases on Monday as authorities prepare to close its border with New South Wales. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surgeAustralian authorities are preparing to close the border between the country’s two largest states, as the country’s second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in infections on Monday
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