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Protesters scuffle with police officers during a protest against the chief executive election in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 26, 2017. A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites is casting ballots Sunday to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. The system has been criticized by pro-democracy activists as a "fake election". The yellow banner reads: "Against Chinese Central Government Anointed."(Apple Daily via AP)
Hong Kong set to get new leader as anointed by BeijingA committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast ballots to choose Hong Kong's next leader in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Kyrgyz police officers block the way of supporters of a jailed former parliament member in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Supporters of a jailed former parliament member tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades and arrested dozens. About 250 people had gathered in Bishkek to call for the release of Sadyr Jarapov, who was arrested when trying to enter the country earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
Dozens arrested in Kyrgyzstan protest over jailed dissidentSupporters of a jailed former parliament member tried to break through a police cordon outside the national security agency's headquarters in Kyrgyzstan's capital, but police turned them back with flash grenades and arrested dozens
The Associated Press10 hours ago
American guilty of attacking Japanese tourist gets 22 yearsA western New York man guilty of attacking a Japanese tourist in a Niagara Falls park has been sentenced to 22 years in prison
The Associated Press12 hours ago
3 dead as Bangladesh government troops raid militantsPolice in Bangladesh say two civilians and a policeman have been killed in explosions as troops raided a suspected military hideout in the country's east
The Associated Press13 hours ago
US military plane makes emergency landing in IndonesiaIndonesia's air force says an American military plane made an emergency landing at an airport in Indonesia's Aceh province
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Ex-guerrilla leader vows to keep fight for East Timor unityA former guerrilla fighter has vowed to keep peace and unity as East Timor's new president, delivering a victory speech after the final tally showed he's on course to win the election
The Associated Press15 hours ago
11 endangered wild elephants rescued from mud in CambodiaEleven endangered wild elephants have been rescued in Cambodia, four days after getting stuck in a 3-meter-deep mud hole
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vesselSalvage crews have towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel, completing the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Maldives' first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pactThe first democratically elected president of the Maldives said Saturday that he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Chinese premier wraps up Australia trip with football matchChina's premier has attended an Australian football game with the country's prime minister as he wraps up a visit Down Under aimed at boosting bilateral ties and expanding trade between the two nations
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Hong Kong leader's race pits Beijing's pick vs 'Uncle Chips'Hong Kong's next leader will be chosen Sunday by an election committee stacked with pro-Beijing elites who heed the wishes of China's communist leaders rather than the semiautonomous region's voters
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea's riftAs a sunken South Korean ferry is being lifted from the waters where it sank three years ago, many question whether the ship's recovery can help heal a national divide over its sinking
The Associated Press23 hours ago
The partially lifted sunken ferry Sewol, center, is ready for transport in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Friday, March 24, 2017. South Korean efforts to bring a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it. (Suh Myung-gon/Yonhap via AP)
Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vesselSalvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to WestHazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Western brands respond to report on Bangladesh tanneriesHandbag and shoe companies respond to nonprofit group's investigation finding that they have used Bangladesh manufacturers that get some of their leather from tanneries with labor and environmental problems
The Associated Press1 day ago
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