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Picture of Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

Rescue efforts underway after China quake kills at least 12

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers search for trapped people at a collapsed building after an earthquake in Shuanghe Town in Changning County of Yibin City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night.

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Sold into marriage, Pakistani women endure rapes in China

In this May 14, 2019, photo, Pakistani Christian Natasha Masih, speaks to the Associated Press in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Natasha begged her mother to bring her home from China, but it took an elaborate scheme devised by a small cabal of Christian men in her hometown of Faisalabad, in Pakistan's Punjab province, to orchestrate her escape from what began as an unhappy marriage, and ended in prostitution.

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Picture of Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

A downtown main road open as protesters leave the area near the Legislative Council following a massive protest against an extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong have begun leaving the streets and gathering near the city's government headquarters.

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Picture of The Latest: Hong Kong protest activists reject apology

The Latest: Hong Kong protest activists reject apology

Protesters gather into the night against an unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.

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The Latest: Hong Kong apologizes for handling of situation

Supporters wear masks with bloody flowers painting for mourning to proposed extradition bill outside of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong residents Sunday continued their massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets.

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Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

Tens of thousands of protesters carry posters and banners march through the streets as they continue to protest an extradition bill, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents were gathering Sunday for another mass protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China.

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Picture of Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

Over 40% of newly elected Indian lawmakers facing charges

FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, the Indian parliament building is seen from behind a Mahatma Gandhi statue, right, in New Delhi, India. India's recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world's largest democracy.

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Picture of After bill fiasco, Hong Kong chief fights for political life

After bill fiasco, Hong Kong chief fights for political life

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam walks behind a red barrier tape toward a press conference in Hong Kong Saturday, June 15, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely. Lam told media Saturday she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts.

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Picture of Hong Kong marchers gather as protester’s death mourned

Hong Kong marchers gather as protester’s death mourned

Firefighters remove a yellow banner with the words "Fight for Hong Kong" in Chinese and English which is hung on the Lion Rock mountain by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong was bracing Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets.

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