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FILE - This Jan. 27, 2018, aerial file photo shows U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, southern Japan. Okinawan officials said Saturday, July 11, 2020 that dozens of U.S. Marines have been confirmed to have infected with the coronavirus at two bases, Futenma and Camp Hansen, on the southern Japanese island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, and demanded adequate explanation from the U.S. military officials. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus Officials on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa say dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases on the island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak
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British pilot heading home after Vietnam hospital dischargeA British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient has been discharged from a hospital, less than a week after doctors said he was virus-free and healthy enough to return home to Scotland
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Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week A 15-year-old surfer has died when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week and at least the fifth in Australia this year
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Indian forces kill 6 Naga rebels near Myanmar borderPolice say India’s security forces have killed six separatist Naga militants in an exchange of gunfire in a northeastern state bordering Myanmar
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A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus pedals a cycle loaded with boxes and crates in Beijing, Saturday, July 11, 2020. New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state new cases drop to 216The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria has received some good news with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from the record 288 the previous day
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Paik Sun-yup, major South Korean war hero, dies at 99Former South Korean army General Paik Sun-yup, who was celebrated as a major war hero for leading troops in several battle victories against North Korean soldiers during the 1950-53 Korean War, has died
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Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.
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Mudslides triggered by heavy rains kill 8 in northeast IndiaAn Indian government official said landslides triggered by heavy rains at several places in India’s remote northeast region have killed at least eight people
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Thai schools barred from cutting students' long hairThailand’s Education Ministry has intervened to stop government schools from chopping off the hair of students whose locks they find too long or messy
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China envoy: Indian, Chinese troops disengaging after clashChina’s ambassador to India says Indian and Chinese front-line troops are disengaging in accordance with an agreement reached by military commanders following a clash last month that left at least 20 soldiers dead in the Galwan Valley
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French man accused of molesting 305 Indonesian childrenIndonesian authorities have arrested a French man for alleged sexual abuse of minors after finding videos on his laptop computer showing him molesting over 300 children
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China rejects prospect of joining arms control talks with USChina has rejected any prospect of joining in trilateral arms limitation talks with the U.S., calling reports from Washington that it would do so a distortion of its stated position
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Malaysian police grill Al Jazeera over report on immigrantsMalaysian police have grilled a group of reporters and staff from news broadcaster Al Jazeera over a documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants that officials have slammed as unfair and biased
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FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington. From Tokyo to Brussels, political leaders have swiftly decried Beijing's move to impose a tough national security law on Hong Kong that cracks down on subversive activity and protest in the semi-autonomous territory. But the rhetoric from democratic nations has more bark than bite. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
China vows retaliation against US sanctions over XinjiangChina says it will retaliate against U.S. officials and institutions following Washington's imposition of sanctions on three ruling Communist Party leaders over human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang
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Visitors wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus look at a Tesla Model 3 vehicle on display at an auto show in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, June 13, 2020. An industry group reports on Friday, July 10, 2020, China's auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but were down by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus. (Chinatopix via AP)
China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020An industry group reports China’s auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but fell by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus
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