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Hong Kong population shrinks for 2nd year under virus curbs

Hong Kong’s government says its population has shrunk as anti-virus controls hampered the inflow of new workers and births declined, but it made no mention of an exodus of residents following a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement
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FILE - Workers wearing protective gear direct arriving passengers to quarantine hotels in the Hong Kong International Airport, Friday, April 1, 2022. Hong Kong’s government says its population has shrunk for a second year as anti-virus controls hampered the inflow of new workers and births declined, but it made no mention of an exodus of residents following a crackdown on a pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries
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At 75, India’s democracy is under pressure like never before

Since its independence in 1947, India has transformed from a poverty-stricken nation into one of the world's fastest-growing economies
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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, center in blue mask, and other lawmakers participate in a protest in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. “Democracy is a memory (in India),” Gandhi later tweeted, describing the dramatic photographs that showed him and his party men being briefly detained by police. Gandhi’s statement resonated amid a growing sentiment in the country that India’s democracy, the world’s largest with nearly 1.4 billion people, is in retreat and its democratic foundations are floundering. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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Timeline of events in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover

The Taliban’s capture of Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021 brought the hardline movement back into power in Afghanistan nearly 20 years after they were toppled by the U.S. invasion following the 9/11 attacks
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Arefeh 40-year-old, an Afghan woman leaves an underground school, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 30, 2022. She attends this underground school with her daughter who is not allowed to go to public school. For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year since they set foot in a classroom. With no sign the ruling Taliban will allow them back to school, some girls and parents are trying to find ways to keep education from stalling for a generation of young women. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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South Korea to pardon Samsung's Lee, other corporate giants

South Korea’s president will formally pardon Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, one year after he was released on parole from a prison sentence for bribing former President Park Geun-hye as part of the massive corruption scandal that toppled Park’s government
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FILE - Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, center, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on June 8, 2020. South Korea's president will pardon billionaire Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong a year after he was released on parole after serving 18 months in prison over his involvement in a massive corruption scandal that triggered waves of protests and toppled a presidency. The decision by President Yoon Suk Yeol was announced by his justice minister on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. File)
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Dairy farm in Ukraine's Donbas region struggles to survive

One of the last working dairy farms on Ukrainian-controlled territory in the eastern Donbas region is doing everything it can to stay afloat in a place where neither workers nor animals are safe from war
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Halyna Borysenko waits to milk cows at the KramAgroSvit dairy farm in Dmytrivka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. One of the last working dairy farms in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region is doing everything it can to stay afloat amid Russia's devastating war where not even the cows are safe. "The animals are acting differently, they're scared just like we are," she said "They just can't say it out loud." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Afghan girls face uncertain future after 1 year of no school

For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year with no school.
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Sara, a 14-year-old, an Afghan girl, sits on a grave and reads a book as she waits for customers to sell water at a cemetery, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 30, 2022. For most teenage girls in Afghanistan, it’s been a year since they set foot in a classroom. With no sign the ruling Taliban will allow them back to school, some girls and parents are trying to find ways to keep education from stalling for a generation of young women. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
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AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Aug. 5-11, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Hiro Komae in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
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Some parts of a main road along the Han River are flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed multiple people. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Aug. 5-11, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Hiro Komae in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
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Some parts of a main road along the Han River are flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed multiple people. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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People watch a plume of smoke rise from the Matanzas supertanker base where a deadly fire started during a thunderstorm the night before in Matanzas, Cuba, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. The blaze forced officials to evacuate more than 4,900 people, has killed two firefighters, injured 130 people and destroyed four of the facility's eight tanks. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Mexican army seizes 1.5 tons of meth from truck

The Mexican army says a tip led to the seizure of almost 1.5 tons of meth and 328 pounds (149 kilograms) of apparent fentanyl at a checkpoint in the northern border state of Sonora
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2 dead, 4 injured in riot at northern Mexico border prison

Mexican officials say two inmates are dead following a fight between rival gangs at a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a city across the border from El Paso, Texas
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Inside Kharkiv's battle of resilience

ABC News' Ian Pannell meets with the people of Saltikva, a neighborhood in Ukraine's second largest city of Kharkiv, that has been persistently shelled by Russian bombs since the war began.
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VIDEO: Inside Kharkiv's battle of resilience
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Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

Thousands of Brazilians are rallying in defense of the nation’s democracy
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FILE - A banner emblazoned with an image of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, who is a candidate for reelection, is displayed for sale in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 2, 2022. Almost half a century later to the day, thousands are expected to rally on Aug. 11, for the readings of two documents inspired by the original “Letter to the Brazilians”. Both new manifestos defend the nation's democratic institutions and electronic voting system, which Bolsonaro has relentlessly attacked ahead of his reelection bid. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
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Olympics attack victims' families to boycott German ceremony

The families of 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian attackers at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich will not attend a 50-year anniversary ceremony organized by German authorities
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FILE - Ankie Spitzer, the widow of slain Israeli fencing coach Andre Spitzer, poses for a portrait in her home in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, on July 28, 2022. Andre was a fencing coach with the Israeli Olympic team who was killed in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by a Palestinian group. In a decision announced Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian attackers at the Olympics will not attend a 50-year anniversary ceremony organized by German authorities, saying they deserve more compensation and a fuller reckoning of the tragedy. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
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At least 31 injured on ride at Legoland park in Germany, police say

The incident occurred at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria.
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The incident occurred at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria.
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Buried as numbers, more of Bucha’s victims are laid to rest

With graves marked only with numbers, not names, burial services were held for 11 more unidentified bodies found in Bucha
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Workers put into a grave a coffin with unidentified remains of a civilian murdered by the Russian troops during Russian occupation in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Eleven unidentified bodies exhumed from a mass grave were buried in Bucha Thursday. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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Mexico raises key interest rate to 8.5%, highest in 16 years

Mexico's central bank has raised its interbank interest rate by 0.75% to 8.5% — the highest level in at least 16 years
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A man shops for vegetables at a market in Mexico City, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Mexico's annual inflation rate rose to 8.15% in July, driven largely by the rising price of food, according to government data released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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Britain says sanctions also impact Russia's defense sector

Western nations have made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine as Britain's Defense Ministry claimed that sanctions against Moscow are hurting Russian defense exports
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Danish Defense Minister Morten Boedskov, right, and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen during the donor conference for Ukraine at Christiansborg in Copenhagen, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. The international donation conference will strengthen the long-term support for Ukraine with discussions on how financing, weapons production, training and demining can be strengthened going forward. (Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
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31 people injured on Legoland park ride, police say

One person suffered severe injuries, police said.
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A roller coaster can be seen next to the logo at the entrance to the 'Legoland' amusement park in Guenzburg, southern Germany, Aug. 11, 2022.
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Guatemalans march in protest of corruption, cost of living

Hundreds of Guatemalans set out from various points of the capital to protest alleged corruption by a deeply unpopular government, the high cost of living and attacks on freedom of expression
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People march to protest against government of President Alejandro Giammattei in Guatemala City, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Student and peasant sectors called for the march to protest everything from government corruption to the high cost of living. The sign at left reads in Spanish "If there's no justice for the people, there is no peace for the government! Get the corrupts out." (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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Pakistan frees TV executive held over an anti-army broadcast

Officials say a Pakistani court in the southern port city of Karachi has freed a TV news director who was arrested the previous day over an anti-army broadcast
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Bartering increases in Argentina as inflation keeps soaring

With a monthly inflation rate of 7.4% in July, the highest number in two decades, Argentina is cementing its position among the countries with the world's highest inflation rates
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A vendor sits surrounded by her secondhand garments displayed at a market where people can buy or barter goods, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Argentina has one of the world’s highest inflation rates, currently running at more than 60% annually, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census of Argentina (INDEC). (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest

A man with a shotgun has taken employees and customers hostage at a Beirut bank.
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An armed man talks to hostages inside a bank in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. A Lebanese security official says a man armed with a shotgun has broken into a Beirut bank, holding employees hostage and threatening to set himself ablaze with gasoline unless he receives his trapped saving. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Death toll from weekend Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 47

The Palestinian death toll from last weekend’s fighting between Israel and Gaza militants has risen to 48, after an 11-year-old girl and a man died from wounds they suffered during the worst cross-border violence in over a year
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Two wounded Palestinian children from Gaza,14-year-old Nayef al-Awdat, left, and eight-year-old Mohammed Abu Ktaifa, right, are being treated as their family members stand by, in the intensive care unit at Mukassed hospital in east Jerusalem, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Nayef was wounded in an Israeli airstrike while Mohammed was hurt in an explosion that went off near a wedding party and killed an elderly woman, with the circumstances still unclear. An 11-year-old girl who was also being treated at the hospital died of her wounds Thursday, bringing the Palestinian death toll in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants to 48. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
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Pakistani navy, Belgian tanker rescue 9 from Indian vessel

A military statement says nine Indian crew members whose vessel sank off the Pakistani port of Gwadar in the Arabian Sea have been rescued by a tanker and Pakistan’s navy
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Initial dives in collapsed Mexican mine unsuccessful

Rescue divers’ first attempts to reach 10 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine since last week were stopped by debris-filled shafts and poor visibility
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The sun set behind a tower that is used by the the rescue team to enter to the mine where miners are trapped in a collapsed and flooded coal mine in Sabinas, Coahuila state, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. The collapse occurred after the miners breached a neighboring area filled with water on Wednesday, officials said. (AP Photo/Alfredo Lara)
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Police: Rebels storm India army camp in Kashmir; 6 killed

Four Indian soldiers and two suspected militants have been killed after rebels stormed a military camp in disputed Kashmir
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Greece asks Turkey to help migrants reported stuck on islet

Greek police say neighboring Turkey has been asked to help about 40 migrants, some urgently requiring medical aid, reported by aid groups to have been stranded for days on a river islet inside a restricted military zone at their border
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2nd firefighter dies as Cuba controls big oil facility fire

A second firefighter has died in Cuba, where crews have controlled a massive blaze that began last week at a key oil storage facility amid a deepening energy crisis
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A firetruck is on site at a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The fire was triggered when lighting struck one of the facility's eight tanks late Friday, Aug. 5th. (Yamil Lage, Pool photo via AP)
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Concern grows over shelling near nuclear plant as Russia faces mounting losses

ABC News national security and defense analyst Mick Mulroy and former senior CIA field operative Darrell Blocker discuss Russia's continued shelling near Europe’s largest nuclear plant.
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VIDEO: Concern grows over shelling near nuclear plant as Russia faces mounting losses
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Latvia Parliament calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

Latvia’s Parliament has declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” for attacks on civilians during the war in Ukraine and has urged other countries to follow suit
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In this handout photo released by the Parliament, Saeima, of the Republic of Latvia, Latvian lawmakers attend a session in Riga, Latvia, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Latvia's Parliament has declared Russia a "state sponsor of terrorism" for attacks on civilians during the war in Ukraine and has urged other countries to follow suit. Lawmakers on Thursday adopted a strongly worded statement that accuses Moscow of using "suffering and intimidation as tools in its attempts to demoralize the Ukrainian people and armed forces and paralyze the functioning of the state.'' (The Parliament, Saeima, of the Republic of Latvia via AP)
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Campus femicides revive calls to strengthen laws against gender-based violence

A 20-year-old female student was stabbed to death on Tuesday.
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The mother, right, of murdered Mansoura University student Naira Ashraf reacts as she attends the first trial session of the accused, Mohamed Adel, at the Mansoura courthouse, north of Cairo, Egypt, June 26, 2022.
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Serena Williams departs, France burns, inmates meditate: World in Photos, Aug. 11

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Serena Williams departs, France burns, inmates meditate: World in Photos, Aug. 11
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Police kill 3 in Somaliland opposition protests over vote

Police in Somaliland say they fired on opposition protesters Thursday amid tensions over the upcoming election, killing three people and wounding 27
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Ukraine wants donors to give more money to 'stop Russia'

Western countries have agreed to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia invaded its neighbor
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British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, Danish Minister of Defence Morten Bodskov and Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov, seen from left, hold a press conference about the support for Ukraine in Copenhagen, Wednesday Aug. 10, 2022. The upcoming international donation conference, which will take place in Copenhagen on Thursday August 11, 2022, will strengthen the long-term support for Ukraine with discussions on how financing, weapons production, training and demining can be strengthened going forward. (Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
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Row boat capsizes in Indian river; 3 dead, 16 missing

A large row boat taking villagers to a festival has capsized in a flooded river in northern India, leaving at least three people dead and 16 others missing
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China renews Taiwan threats, island cites 'wishful thinking'

China has renewed its threat to attack Taiwan following almost a week of war games near the island, amid international condemnation and a stinging rebuke from the self-governing democracy's government
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FILE - In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, aircraft of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conduct a joint combat training exercises around the Taiwan Island on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. China on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, renewed its threat to attack Taiwan following almost a week of wargames near the island. (Li Bingyu/Xinhua via AP, File)
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Officials: Floods in Yemen kill at least 38 people in 2 days

Torrential rains across southwestern Yemen and the country’s capital of Sanaa have triggered flashfloods and collapsed homes, killing at least 38 people over the past two days
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Yemeni people inspect a rains-collapsed UNESCO-listed building in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Officials: Floods in Yemen kill at least 38 people in 2 days

Torrential rains across southwestern Yemen and the country’s capital of Sanaa have triggered flashfloods and collapsed homes, killing at least 38 people over the past two days
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Yemeni people inspect a rains-collapsed UNESCO-listed building in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Sri Lankan ex-president who fled homeland arrives in Bangkok

Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who last month fled anti-government protests in his country, has arrived in Thailand on a flight from Singapore, where he had been staying since mid-July
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FILE - Then-Sri Lankan presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves to media as he leaves the election commission after filing his nomination in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa, who fled his country last month during anti-government unrest and then resigned his position, is expected to visit Thailand, a Thai official said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
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EU says US electric vehicle tax credit could break WTO rules

The European Union says a new U.S. tax credit plan aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles could discriminate against European producers and break world trade rules
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FILE - The 2024 Chevrolet SS EV is shown in Warren, Mich., Tuesday, July 12, 2022. The European Union expressed concern Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 that a new U.S. tax credit plan aimed at encouraging Americans to buy electric vehicles would discriminate against European producers and break World Trade Organization rules. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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Roller coaster crash at German amusement park injures 34

Two roller coaster trains crashed into each other at an amusement park in southern Germany, and German media report that at least 34 people were injured, two of them severely
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A roller coaster can be seen next to the logo at the entrance to the 'Legoland' amusement park in Guenzburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. At least 34 people were injured in the accident on a roller coaster at Legoland in Guenzburg, two of them seriously. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)
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Roller coaster crash at German amusement park injures 34

Two roller coaster trains crashed into each other at an amusement park in southern Germany, and German media report that at least 34 people were injured, two of them severely
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A roller coaster can be seen next to the logo at the entrance to the 'Legoland' amusement park in Guenzburg, southern Germany, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. At least 34 people were injured in the accident on a roller coaster at Legoland in Guenzburg, two of them seriously. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)
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Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest and no injuries

Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with gunman's arrest and no injuries
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Pope Francis meets transgender guests of Rome church

Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church
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Pope Francis delivers his message during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Dutchman convicted in farmers' roadblock over emissions

A man has been convicted of dumping straw on a Dutch road last month and sentenced to perform 80 hours of unpaid community service work
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FILE- Some 25 tractors were used to blockade a distribution center for supermarket chain Albert Heijn in the town of Zaandam, just north of Amsterdam, Monday, July 4, 2022. Representatives of Dutch farmers were meeting Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and other Cabinet ministers to discuss the government's nitrogen emissions reduction goals that have sparked disruptive protests in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
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German authorities to examine police shooting of black teen

A top security official in Germany has vowed to fully investigate the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old Senegalese boy
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Two days after the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old, several hundred demonstrators protest against the death of the boy in front of the North Police Station in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. A German top security official vowed Thursday to fully investigate the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Senegalese refugee boy by police earlier this week that has sparked a debate over inappropriate police violence in the country. Slogan reads: 'Who Controls The Police?'. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)
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Estonia to ban Russians with tourist visas from entering

Russia's Baltic neighbor Estonia has decided to bar Russians with tourist visas from entering the northernmost Baltic country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine
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Blinken rebukes Rwanda over rights, suppression concerns

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday rebuked Rwandan authorities over democracy and human rights concerns, saying the central African country may not reach its full potential without opening up political space and protecting freedoms
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at Kigali International Airport in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Blinken is on a ten day trip to Cambodia, Philippines, South Africa, Congo, and Rwanda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)