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Surviving Italian climbers mourn death of Pakistan colleague

Jun. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Italian mountaineer who along with five other climbers narrowly survived an expedition in Pakistan, burst into tears Thursday as he recalled helplessly looking on as one of his Pakistani colleagues was swept away by an avalanche at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet)...

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

Jun. 20, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control. Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong...

No Hong Kong response as activists' deadline passes

Jun. 20, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A deadline imposed by activist groups for Hong Kong's government to scrap highly unpopular extradition bills and accept other demands passed Thursday without an official response. The groups have said they will call on supporters to surround government headquarters if their demands aren't...

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

Jun. 20, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some governments fear has gone out of control. Smaller outbreaks have...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

Jun. 20, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries' relations with the U.S. With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kong...

Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

Jun. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student group demanded Wednesday that the city completely scrap a politically charged extradition bill and agree to investigate police tactics against protesters before a Thursday deadline or face further street demonstrations. Meanwhile, the Civil Human Rights Front, which...

As Hong Kong protests quiet down, what's next?

Jun. 18, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — All but a handful of protesters in Hong Kong have gone home, but the crisis that brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to oppose an extradition bill is far from over. The way forward for both Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her opponents is uncertain because of the limits...

China, North Korea look to strengthen ties amid US disputes

Jun. 18, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons. Here's a look at what...

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

Jun. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure. And that adds to its appeal for supporters disaffected from the moneyed elites who run the former...

Hong Kong protesters slam leader's apology, demand she quit

Jun. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city's leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely. Lam's plea for "another chance" drew a chorus of criticism, though members...