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Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Jul. 17, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The seniors also slammed the police for their...

North and South Korea to meet in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Jul. 17, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday. The Korean neighbors will play each other home and away in the next year in the five-nation Group H that includes Lebanon, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. In...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Jul. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred...

Global stocks mostly fall as Wall Street ends winning streak

Jul. 17, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares drifted lower Wednesday as investors await another batch of corporate earnings following Tuesday's mostly disappointing results, which put an end to Wall Street's five-day winning streak. The latest round of U.S. corporate financial reports ramps up this week and investors have...

Man in NW China executed after decades-long blood feud

Jul. 17, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A man in northwest China was executed Wednesday for killing three neighbors in apparent revenge for his mother's death more than two decades earlier. The Supreme People's Court in Shaanxi province announced that it implemented the death penalty on Zhang Koukou for intentional homicide...

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak

Jul. 17, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.3% to 21,475.38 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,667.60. South Korea's Kospi dipped 1.0%...

Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China. Closing arguments Wednesday come after testimony in the death-penalty phase of...

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak

Jul. 16, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak after the first big round of corporate earnings reports. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.4% to 21,445.03 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,667.60. South Korea's Kospi dipped...

The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor

Jul. 16, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Iran's state-run media is quoting the country's Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying the Islamic Republic helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz...

Hong Kong protests expand to oppose China, with no end near

Jul. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation are a constant reminder of what protesters call an excessive use of force by police. Each time he felt the now-familiar...