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The New York Times › 24 minutes ago
Some passenger trains between mainland China and Hong Kong have been temporarily suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday, China's Global Times reported.
The New York Times › 27 minutes ago
Prince Charles met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and later joined wife Camilla to greet people along the Auckland waterfront.
Al Jazeera › 28 minutes ago
Legislature condemns High Court decision to overturn law banning use of face masks amid escalating protests in city.
The New York Times › 1 hour ago
China needs to divert more water to its arid northern regions and invest more in water infrastructure as shortages get worse because of pollution, overexploitation and rising population levels, the country's Premier Li Keqiang said.
The New York Times › 1 hour ago
Hong Kong's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, hopes a standoff between police and anti-government protesters at a major university can be resolved peacefully, she said on Tuesday, adding that she had told police to handle it in a humane way.
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South Korea’s coast guard says 12 people are missing from a fishing boat that caught fire in waters near the southern island of Jeju.
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North Korea says it won’t consider a U.S. decision to postpone a joint military exercise with South Korea a concession in stalled nuclear diplomacy.
The New York Times › 1 hour ago
New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang took office on Tuesday with a warning that "fake news" was undermining the reputation of his police force.
Al Jazeera › 2 hours ago
High winds blow smoke across city sending pollution to 'hazardous' levels as temperatures rise again.
The New York Times › 2 hours ago
China's state council, or cabinet, has appointed Tang Ping-keung, also known as Chris Tang, as the new police chief of Hong Kong, state news agency Xinhua said.
The New York Times › 2 hours ago
China’s top legislature said Hong Kong courts have no power to rule on the constitutionality of legislation under the city's Basic Law, which includes a proposed ban on face masks, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.
Al Jazeera › 2 hours ago
Pope to visit two largely Buddhist nations to strengthen ties and reiterate call for elimination of nuclear weapons.
The New York Times › 2 hours ago
Wearing cross and clerical collar, Hong Kong pastor Alan Keung says he brings God's love to the masses in a different way these days, using saline to wash away tear gas fired at crowds of protesters on tumultuous streets, or helping injured police.
The New York Times › 3 hours ago
A canceled military drill was not enough to get the North Koreans back to the table to discuss denuclearization.
The New York Times › 3 hours ago
North Korean state media published detailed reports on Tuesday of a visit by leader Kim Jong Un to two fisheries, underscoring his drive to build economic independence as negotiations with the United States to lift punishing sanctions soured.
The New York Times › 3 hours ago
Heavy winds stirred dozens of fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.
The New York Times › 4 hours ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the police and protesters should refrain from violence. Senator Mitch McConnell said President Trump should make forceful statements on Hong Kong.
Al Jazeera › 7 hours ago
Pyongyang comments came after US president called on leader Kim Jong Un to 'act quickly' and hinted at another meeting.
The New York Times › 8 hours ago
Four Indian army officers and two porters were killed on Monday in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier, a defence spokesman said on Monday.
The New York Times › 9 hours ago
Two Saudi male journalists, who say the authorities revealed their romantic relationship in retaliation for contacts one of them had with foreign media, have been detained in Australia after seeking asylum last month, their lawyer told Reuters.
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