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Picture of Devastating market fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

Devastating market fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

A fire engine stands by the site of a fire in an alleyway, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Dozens of people died on Sunday in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi, police said.

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Picture of Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police

Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, photo, Veby Mega Indah, an injured Indonesian video journalist, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong. More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile fired by riot police, Indah is still seeking answers. On Sept. 29, 2019, Indah was among a group of reporters covering one of the hundreds of clashes between armed police and anti-government protesters that have broken out almost daily over the past six months.

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Picture of Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

A police officer from the bomb disposal squad putting on protective gear during a demonstration for media in Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Hong Kong's much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the Chinese territory.

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Picture of Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

People throw flower petals on the Indian policemen guarding the area where rape accused were shot, in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. An Indian police official says four men accused of raping and killing a woman in southern India have been fatally shot by police.

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Picture of Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

In this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, photo, workers pack multi-colored supplement pills in small resealable bags at an industrial building in Hong Kong. By day, the small commercial kitchen in a Hong Kong industrial building produces snacks. At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a detox kit to help frontline pro-democracy protesters counter ill-effects from repeated exposure to tear gas.

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Picture of China and US clash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong bills

China and US clash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong bills

In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Uighur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. China on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, has responded with swift condemnation after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting its mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities.

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Picture of Lebanon’s outgoing PM backs businessman to replace him

Lebanon’s outgoing PM backs businessman to replace him

Protesters lie on a road, as they scream and hold each others while riot police try to remove them and open the road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since Oct. 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades.

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Picture of China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law

A pro-democracy supporter waves a flag during a rally by the advertising industry in Hong Kong on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Thousands of people took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement.

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Picture of China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy

In this Nov. 27, 2019, photo, a solar panel installation is seen in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province. As world leaders gather in Madrid to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight is falling on China, the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Yet it's also the leading market for solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles.

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Picture of Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally cut short by police tear gas

A pro-democracy protester runs away from the tear gas fired by riot police during a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. A huge crowd took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, some driven back by tear gas, to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to crack down on the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations.

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