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|Thousands march in Hong Kong as police in black masks look on
Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, with some police wearing new black masks looking on, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 4:57 AM
|Hong Kong police use tear gas to try to disperse protests
Hong Kong police used tear gas on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protests on the eastern side of the Kowloon peninsula, across the harbor from Hong Kong island.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 4:57 AM
|British government welcomes China's release of Hong Kong consulate employee
The British government on Saturday welcomed the release of an employee at its consulate in Hong Kong who had been detained in mainland China.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 4:40 AM
|Global disputes likely to thwart unity at G7 summit in France
Leaders of the G7 nations began arriving in France on Saturday for a summit as a U.S.-China row over protectionism highlighted President Emmanuel Macron's tough task in delivering real results on trade, Iran and climate change.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 4:37 AM
|North Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 4:24 AM
|Iranian tanker switches destination, heads to Turkey: ship-tracking data
An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece, data from real-time ship tracking website MarineTraffic showed on Saturday.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 4:13 AM
|India's top opposition leaders plan to visit Kashmir despite pleas to keep away
India's top opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi went ahead with their plans to visit the Kashmir valley in defiance of requests from local authorities not to do so.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 3:32 AM
|Russian spacecraft carrying robot fails to dock with space station
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing a live broadcast.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 3:06 AM
|Chinese ship inches closer to Vietnam coastline amid South China Sea tensions
A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam's coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China's actions in the disputed waterways.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 2:21 AM
|Psychologist approved Jeffrey Epstein's removal from suicide watch
A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 2:18 AM