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Picture of China warns Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong

China warns Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong

FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale during a news conference in Toronto. Canada said Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, it is disappointed the United Kingdom has decided to “off-load their responsibilities” after its close ally revoked the citizenship of a British-Canadian man who is imprisoned in Syria. Goodale confirmed in a statement that Jack Letts, who is dubbed Jihadi Jack by the media, has been stripped of his British citizenship. “Canada is disappointed that the United Kingdom has taken this unilateral action to off-load their responsibilities,” Goodale said.

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Picture of There’s history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade dispute

There’s history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade dispute

In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo, a man walks past an advertisement featuring Japanese and South Korean flags at a shop in Shin Okubo area, in Tokyo. South Korea and Japan have locked themselves in a highly-public dispute over history and trade that in a span of weeks saw their relations sink to a low unseen in decades. This area is known for Korean restaurants and stores selling K-pop merchandise.

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Picture of Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protest

Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protest

A demonstrator holds up a sign reading "Back away slowly" to encourage other demonstrators to leave, near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Protesters turned Hong Kong streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they marched through heavy rain from a packed park and filled a major road in the Chinese territory, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.

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Picture of Hundreds of thousands turn out for peaceful HK protest

Hundreds of thousands turn out for peaceful HK protest

A demonstrator holds up a sign reading "Back away slowly" to encourage other demonstrators to leave, near the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Protesters turned Hong Kong streets into rivers of umbrellas Sunday as they marched through heavy rain from a packed park and filled a major road in the Chinese territory, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.

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Massive turnout at march in latest Hong Kong protest

Protesters march in the rain in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.

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Picture of Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

A relative wails near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Restrictions continue in Kashmir despite security ease

A Kashmiri woman walks past an Indian paramilitary soldier who prepares to block a road with barbed wires during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.

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Picture of Tens of thousands march in latest Hong Kong protest

Tens of thousands march in latest Hong Kong protest

A participant reacts near a sign that reads: "Hong Kong people, Go!" during a protest rally in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-ready protesters as they started marching from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity.

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Picture of Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for latest rally

Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for latest rally

Protesters with umbrellas brave the rain during a rally in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. People are streaming into a park in central Hong Kong for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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Witness says children killed in Kabul blast

A wounded man is brought into a hospital after an explosion at wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. An explosion ripped through a wedding hall on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan's capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said. Hundreds of people were believed to be inside.

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