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NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan. -- Taiwan's top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains in the north of the island. Gen. Shen Yi-ming, 62, the Taiwan military's chief of general staff, was en route to visit...
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LONDON -- Two of the United Kingdom's leading financial institutions are being caught up in the political fallout from months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Protesters in the former British colony attacked some branches of HSBC this week and daubed red paint on a pair...
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BAGHDAD, Iraq. -- Protesters attempted to storm the US embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, scaling the walls and forcing the gates of the compound, as hundreds demonstrated against American airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq. Hundreds of pro-Iranian protesters marched...
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SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian officials are pushing ahead with Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks display despite more than a quarter of a million people signing a petition calling for the event to be scrapped. The Change.org petition said the funds that would normally be spent...
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BUSHEHR, Iran -- A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Iran early Friday morning in a region which houses the country's first nuclear power plant. The quake occurred just after 5 a.m. local time, 27 miles southeast of the city of Borazjan in Bushehr province, at a depth...
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MANILA, Philippines. -- A typhoon that lashed the central Philippines on Christmas Day has killed at least 16 people and caused damage to homes and tourist areas. Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Typhoon Ursula, first made landfall on Eastern Samar province on Tuesday,...
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KABUL -- The Taliban says it's responsible for an attack in Afghanistan that left one U.S. servicemember dead. A spokesman for the group said that several other U.S. and Afghan troops were wounded, which hasn't been confirmed by U.S. sources. The attack reportedly took place in...
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia. -- Five people are now facing the death penalty in connection with the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor announced the sentences today, adding that three others had been sentenced to years behind...
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NEW DELHI, India. -- Protesters in India have vowed more civil action against a new citizenship law, even as the Indian government extends sweeping controls on protests and imposes internet shutdowns following deadly country-wide demonstrations. Tens of thousands of people took...