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Here's what you need to know about the clashes at the Hong Kong airport

Tensions ran high at Hong Kong's airport Tuesday as protesters and riot police faced off. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates. → Read More

CNN

Woman injured in knife attack in Sydney's city center

A woman has been stabbed in a daylight knife attack in Sydney's city center, police said. → Read More

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Beijing's top Uyghur official claims most inmates have left Xinjiang camps

A senior Chinese official has alleged that authorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang have released most detainees held in government internment camps, but refused to be drawn on how many people remained in the mass detention program. → Read More

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China accuses Hong Kong protesters of committing 'evil acts'

The Chinese government has accused pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong of committing "evil and criminal acts" that have seriously damaged the semi-autonomous city's "reputation" and "stability." → Read More

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Four big Chinese films have been pulled in a month with barely an explanation

Four seemingly innocuous big-budget movies have been abruptly pulled from Chinese cinemas in one month, sparking suspicion they fell afoul of the country's strict censors. → Read More

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Warplanes from four countries face off in Asian confrontation

Warplanes from four countries faced off Tuesday in a chaotic and unprecedented confrontation above a small, disputed island off the coast of South Korea and Japan. → Read More

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Xinjiang's Uyghurs didn't choose to be Muslim, new Chinese report says

China has delved back centuries in an attempt to justify its alleged mass detention of up to two million Uyghurs and other minorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang. → Read More

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50 years after US moon landing, China is catching up in the space race

Fifty years ago, when the Apollo 11 astronauts became the first human beings to land on the moon, the Chinese space program had yet to launch a single satellite. → Read More

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US would be 'stupid' to treat China as an enemy, senior diplomat says

A senior Chinese diplomat told an international forum in Beijing Monday there could be "disastrous" consequences if the US treats China as an "enemy." → Read More

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Erdogan says Xinjiang camps shouldn't spoil Turkey-China relationship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a soft line on China's mass detention centers in Xinjiang during a trip to the Chinese capital of Beijing this week, in a departure from the previous harsh criticisms made by his government. → Read More

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Beijing admits 'weaknesses' in handling of African swine fever crisis

The Chinese government issued a rare admission of failure Wednesday, saying that there had been "weaknesses" in the handling of an African swine fever epidemic which has now spread to all of China's 25 provinces. → Read More