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Picture of Apple economy latest casualty in strife-torn Kashmir

Apple economy latest casualty in strife-torn Kashmir

In this Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 photo, Kashmiri farmer Rayees Ahmad shows a pile of rotten apples inside his orchard in Wuyan, south of Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir. The apple trade, worth $1.6 billion in exports in 2017, accounts for nearly a fifth of Kashmir’s economy and provides livelihoods for 3.3 million. This year, less than 10% of the harvested apples had left the region by Oct. 6. Losses are mounting as insurgent groups pressure pickers, traders and drivers to shun the industry to protest an Indian government crackdown.

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Picture of Opposition protests suspend Hong Kong assembly session

Opposition protests suspend Hong Kong assembly session

Security officers pursue pro-democracy lawmaker Au Nok-hin, center, as he runs across desks to chase Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaving a question and answer session with lawmakers at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

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Picture of More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

Toshio Yonezawa, 73, center, surveys his home with son, Yusuke, after Typhoon Hagibis passed through his neighborhood Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nagano, Japan. More victims and more damage have been found in typhoon-hit areas of central and northern Japan, where rescue crews are searching for people still missing.

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Picture of Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Police detain a protestor in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct.13, 2019. Protesters changed tactics and popped up in small groups in multiple locations across the city Sunday rather than gather in one large demonstration, pursued by police who swooped in to make muscular arrests.

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Picture of Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

Two vehicles are submerged in floodwaters Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Hoyasu, Japan. Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

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Picture of Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Residents Kazuo Saito, right, and Sumiko Saito clean up their home Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Kawagoe City, Japan. Typhoon Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officials, causing more than 20 rivers to overflow. Some of the muddy waters in streets, fields and residential areas have subsided. But many places remained flooded, with homes and surrounding roads covered in mud and littered with broken wooden pieces and debris.

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Picture of Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

In this photo provided by Philippine National Police Public Information Office, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde, right, is congratulated by Police Maj.Gen. Guillermo Eleazar after the flag-raising ceremony at Camp Crame Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Albayalde resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of illegal drugs they had seized.

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Picture of China, Nepal sign deals for connectivity, security and trade

China, Nepal sign deals for connectivity, security and trade

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center attends a bilateral meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Xi on Saturday became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he's expected to sign agreements on some infrastructure projects.

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Picture of Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde gestures as he testifies at the resumption of the Senate probe on the release of hundreds of convicts under the shortened serving of their sentence for good behavior, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Albayalde has resigned after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of seized drugs.

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Picture of Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warned of mudslides

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warned of mudslides

Debris caused by Typhoon Hagibis are left on a street in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near flooded rivers for missing people Monday after the typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

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