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The Latest: Cathay union head fired for protest supportThe head of Hong Kong regional airline Cathay Dragon's cabin crew union says she was fired in retaliation for supporting the city's protest movement
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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Fishermen fall into floodwaters in India; Hong Kong protesters occupy subway station; Papuan activists scuffle with police at rally near Indonesian presidential palace
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Screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates are seen at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asian stocks mostly higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speechAsian stock mostly higher after Wall Street declines ahead of closely watched speech by US Federal Reserve chairman
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A supporter holds a poster outside of the British Consulate in Hong Kong during a rally in support of an employee of the consulate who was detained while returning from a trip to China, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. China said Wednesday a staffer at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been given 15 days of administrative detention in the city of Shenzhen for violating a law on public order. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after UK caseThe Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong says it has suspended local staff from travelling outside the city including to mainland China
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UN envoy challenges Malaysia's claim to near zero povertyUN envoy challenges Malaysia's claim to have nearly ended poverty, saying an estimated 1 in 6 people is poor and Malaysia's count excluded vulnerable people
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Abe said South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence is damaging mutual trust, and he vowed to work closely with the U.S. for regional peace. Abe also accused Seoul of not keeping past promises. The military agreement started in 2016. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan leader says S. Korea ending intel deal damages trustJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says South Korea's decision to cancel a deal to share military intelligence is damaging mutual trust
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, is embraced by his younger brother Basil during a party convention held to announce the presidential candidacy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Gotabaya is a feared former defense official accused of human rights abuses and crushing critics, but to many Sri Lankans, he is the leader most needed after last April’s Easter bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for powerFacing torture allegations, Sri Lanka's opposition candidate for president gets a boost after deadly attacks this year
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Powell is scheduled to speak at the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday, Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed chairman's speechAsian stock mixed after Wall Street declines ahead of closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman
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In this Feb. 13, 2019, photo, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho meets his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. Ri called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “poisonous plant of American diplomacy” who hampers efforts to restart nuclear negotiations. Ri issued crude insults against Pompeo on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 to protest what he called Pompeo’s recently reported comments that Washington will maintain crippling sanctions on North Korea unless it denuclearizes. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
North Korea foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant'North Korea's foreign minister calls Pompeo a "poisonous plant of American diplomacy" who hampers efforts to restart nuclear negotiations
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, a Taiwan Air Force F-16 fighter jet takes off from a closed section of highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercises in Chiayi, central Taiwan.  China said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, that it will levy sanctions against U.S. firms linked to plans for an U.S. dollars 8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
China 'will not sit idly' if US sells fighter jets to TaiwanA Chinese general says the country "will not sit idly by" if US proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan and warned of potential countermeasures
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, NYU student researchers sit on top of a rock overlooking the Helheim glacier in Greenland. As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic importance, and not just the United States hopes to stake a claim, with Russia, China and others all wanting in. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Climate change turns Arctic into strategic, economic hotspotGreenland and the rest of the Arctic region are taking on new geopolitical and economic importance as warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat
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Japan's prime minister says South Korean decision to scrap agreement to share military intelligence damages trust.Japan's prime minister says South Korean decision to scrap agreement to share military intelligence damages trust.
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad smiles at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Khalilzad and the Taliban have resumed negotiations on ending America’s longest war. A Taliban member said Khalilzad also had a one-on-one meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, with the Taliban’s lead negotiator, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Qatar, where the insurgent group has a political office. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
US and Taliban resume talks on ending America's longest warUnited States envoy and the Taliban resume negotiations on ending America's longest war
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A United Nations fact-finding mission says sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide.;
Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want safety guaranteeNo Rohingya Muslims staying in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar because they want to be guaranteed safety and citizenship first
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A United Nations fact-finding mission says sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide.;
UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar militaryA U.N. fact-finding mission says sexual violence by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide
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