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Hong Kong police say officer hit in leg by arrow during faceoff with protesters outside universityHong Kong police say officer hit in leg by arrow during faceoff with protesters outside university
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A Sri Lankan polling officer returns to a counting center carrying a ballot box following the close of the presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Polls closed Saturday evening after a day of voting for Sri Lanka’s next president, an election marred by shots fired at a convoy of Muslims heading to cast their ballots in what some called a coordinated effort to disenfranchise the minority group. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential voteSri Lanka’s ruling party presidential candidate has conceded defeat to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, marking the return of a family revered by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority but feared by minorities
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sri Lanka’s ruling party candidate concedes defeat to Gotabaya Rajapaksa in presidential electionSri Lanka’s ruling party candidate concedes defeat to Gotabaya Rajapaksa in presidential election
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At least 7 die, 25 hurt in Bangladesh gas pipeline explosionPolice say at least 7 people have been killed and another 25 injured after a gas pipeline exploded in southeastern Bangladesh
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The Latest: Officer hit by arrow in Hong Kong protestsA Hong Kong police officer was struck in the lower leg by an arrow during a faceoff with protesters outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The US and South Korea are postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocativeThe US and South Korea are postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocative
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A protestor prepares to fire a bow and arrow during a confrontation with police at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong officer hit by arrow; police fire water cannonsA Hong Kong police officer has been hit in the leg by an arrow as authorities used tear gas and water cannons to try to drive back protesters occupying a university campus and surrounding streets
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Prince Charles and Camilla begin weeklong New Zealand tripBritain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have arrived in New Zealand for a weeklong trip, during which they plan to visit the city of Christchurch and the historic treaty grounds at Waitangi, where the nation’s founding document was signed.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Tourists take pictures of the Peace Palace, rear, which houses the International Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, where Gambia filed a case at the United Nations' highest court accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A statement released Monday by lawyers for Gambia says the case also asks the International Court of Justice to order measures "to stop Myanmar's genocidal conduct immediately." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against RohingyasMyanmar's government has rejected the International Criminal Court's decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Q&A: The Chinese troops in Hong Kong and what they can doQ&A: Why Chinese troops are in Hong Kong and what they can do
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Indonesia police kill 2 suspects in militant crackdownPolice say they have shot and killed 2 suspected militants who may have had links to a suicide attack at a busy police station in Indonesia's third-largest city
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 photo, travelers walk outside the arrival hall at the Shenzhen Bay Port in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province. Since anti-government demonstrators in Hong Kong began barricading university campuses earlier this week, hundreds of mainland Chinese students have retreated to neighboring Shenzhen, where the ruling Communist Party's Youth League has promised them a "warm home." (AP Photo/Yanan Wang)
Chinese students head to mainland, fleeing Hong Kong unrestHundreds of Chinese students in Hong Kong have retreat across the border to the mainland city of Shenzhen
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Australian MP says he and colleague barred entry to ChinaAn outspoken Australian parliamentarian said Saturday that he and a colleague have been barred entry to China for a study trip, a development he said was concerning
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Afghan officials: 2 federal prosecutors shot dead near KabulAfghan officials say gunmen have shot dead two federal prosecutors as they were driving to Bagram Airfield north of the capital, Kabul
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary troops in PakistanA Pakistani provincial government minister says a roadside bomb has killed three paramilitary troops and wounded five in the country’s southwest overnight
The Associated Press1 day ago
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