(Vincent Yu/AP)
(Vincent Yu/AP)

As violence spikes, some Hong Kong activists see salvation in British citizenship

Some argue that the West’s biggest leverage over China on Hong Kong hinges on a unique British passport category.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard vows ‘decisive action’ against anti-government demonstrators

The warning came as the government continued to restrict Internet access after days of unrest.

Out of prison, former president Lula wants Brazil back. But is the feeling mutual?

Brazil’s first working-class president is still idolized by some, but has nowhere near the popularity he once enjoyed.

In Philippine red-light district, an uphill struggle to battle trafficking and abuses

“Sex tourism” flourishes even as President Rodrigo Duterte wages a brutal war on drugs.
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An unprecedented leak reveals the Communist Party's ruthless plans for the Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
As both sides escalated their weaponry, police warned they could use live rounds.
Government documents leaked to the New York Times revealed Chinese plans to detain millions of ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
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The deal would have freed two professors for three Taliban-linked militants and may have helped restart U.S.-Taliban negotiations.
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Independent voices are being quashed all over Russia through court rulings, threats — and now document glitches.
North Korea said cancellation of the exercises would be seen as a positive gesture.
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A Nicaraguan lawyer says prosecutors have charged 16 opposition activists with allegedly transporting weapons
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A Dutch court has sentenced a Pakistani man to 10 years in prison for preparing a terror attack on anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders
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Mexico’s president is defending his plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65 after being criticized by some in the political opposition
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The Hungarian government has signed a special agreement with an Orthodox Jewish group
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