Prime Minister Imran Khan’s anti-corruption drive has left two former leaders behind bars.

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Japan wants collective action to tackle the ocean plastic crisis at next week’s G-20 summit, although the country still has an obsession with plastic packaging.  


Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said she would not step down, however, as protesters have demanded.

Magician Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name, Jadugar Mandrake, was found dead in the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India.

Magician Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name, Jadugar Mandrake, is feared dead after a stunt in the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India.

The political crisis shows how the Beijing government's long-term efforts to win hearts and minds appear to be stumbling.

Xi's visit would mark the first trip by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years. China is North Korea’s most crucial ally.

The outbreaks occur each year in the hot weather but this summer’s toll is far higher.

His release comes at a time of mass demonstrations against Beijing’s tightening rule and the reinvigoration of a movement he helped start. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo included the May 31 bombing of a U.S. convoy in Kabul on a list of recent attacks carried out by Iran or its surrogates.

Protesters crammed subway stations and turned roads into a sea of black, in another huge demonstration against a proposal to allow extraditions to China — even after the city’s leader backed off the bill. 

Hong Kong’s streets have been a laboratory in attempts to outwit authorities in the age of facial-recognition technology and cybertracking.

The Japanese prime minister's bid to mend fences in the Middle East appeared unsuccessful.

Brenton Tarrant, the first to be charged under the country’s anti-terrorism law, appeared in court via video link for the March attacks that claimed 51 lives.

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Raids at a broadcast network and reporter’s home have forced debate over protecting whistleblowers and the media.

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The deadly incident followed several other accidental U.S. bombings amid fierce combat.

“They saw this as an ideal opportunity to rein in Hong Kong -- they, meaning the powers that be in Beijing,” said a pro-democracy lawmaker.

Pragya Singh Thakur is a member of India’s ruling party who was elected in its landslide victory last month.

The unrest in Hong Kong only adds to the tensions building around this month's G20 summit.

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