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A portrait of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo hangs on the stage during his state funeral.

Japanese Former Leader Abe Shinzo Honored At Divisive State Funeral

The funeral for Japan's longest-serving modern political leader has deeply split public opinion.

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People watch a news program showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea

South Korea Says North Korea Test-Fired Missile Toward Sea

North Korea has dialed up its testing activities to a record pace in 2022, testing more than 30 ballistic weapons.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Harris Calls U.S.-Japan Alliance 'A Cornerstone'

Vice President Harris, who is scheduled to spend three nights in Tokyo, is visiting at a politically fraught moment.

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Residents carry their children as they evacuate to safer grounds to prepare for the coming of Typhoon Noru.

Powerful Typhoon Hits North Philippines, Thousands Evacuated

Thousands of villagers have been evacuated from the typhoon's path, as well as from mountainside villages prone to landslides and flash floods.

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The USS Ronald Reagan.

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives In South Korea For Joint Military Drills

The South Korean navy said the training is meant to boost the allies' military readiness in response to North Korean nuclear and missile tests.

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Police and firefighters in Tokyo inspect the scene where a man is reported to set himself on fire

Man Sets Himself On Fire In Apparent Protest Of Abe Shinzo Funeral

The man sustained burns on large parts of his body but was conscious after he set himself on fire in apparent protest of the former leader's funeral.

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Firefighters in the search for trapped victims in a collapsed residential building following earthquake in Yuli, Taiwan.

Strong Earthquake In Taiwan Traps People, Derails Train

The magnitude 6.8 quake was the largest among dozens that have rattled the island's southeastern coast.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi meets with the Head of Armenian National Assembly.

Pelosi, Other U.S. Lawmakers Visit Armenia As Cease-Fire Holds

A cease-fire took effect Wednesday after two days of heavy fighting that killed more than 200 Armenian and Azerbaijani troops.

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North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea Says It Will Never Give Up Nukes To Counter U.S.

"Let them sanction us for 100 days, 1,000 days, 10 years or 100 years," North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said, accusing the U.S. of raising tensions.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Victims of heavy flooding in Pakistan.

U.N. Chief Asks World For 'Massive' Help In Flooded Pakistan

Months of heavy monsoon rains and flooding have killed nearly 1,400 people in Pakistan and left half a million others homeless.

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Soldiers clear debris to search for survivors after an earthquake in China.

China Earthquake Deaths Rise To 74 As Lockdown Anger Grows

After the quake, police and health workers refused to allow anxious residents of apartment buildings out, adding to anger over COVID restrictions.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Putin And Xi To Meet In Uzbekistan Next Week, Official Says

The meeting, at a political, economic and security forum that China and Russia dominate, comes at a delicate time for both leaders.

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Signboard shows canceled flights.

Flights Grounded In South Korea As Typhoon Approaches

Around 370 domestic flights and 100 ferry services were grounded as the region braces for Typhoon Hinnamnor.

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Fallen rocks after an earthquake in China.

Southwest China Quake Leaves At Least 21 People Dead

The 6.8 magnitude earthquake triggered landslides in the Sichuan provincial capital Chengdu, which sits on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.

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Waves crash on the eastern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea, as Typhoon Hinnamnor travels toward the Korean Peninsula

China, Japan Ground Ferries, Flights As Typhoon Approaches

Typhoon Hinnamnor is forecast to move gradually northward into the East China Sea with maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 miles per hour.

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Soldiers work in front of Taiwan's president

Taiwan Forces Fire At Chinese Drones Flying Off Coast

Amid rising tensions, Taiwan's forces said warning shots were fired after drones were spotted flying 9 miles off China's coast.

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Chinese soldiers arrive to the Grodekovo railway station to participate in war games drills in Russia.

Russia To Hold Sweeping Joint War Games With China, Others

The exercise, taking place from Sept. 1-7, will involve more than 50,000 troops and over 5,000 weapons units, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships.

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An anti-government protester climbs on a car beside a poster of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Thai PM Suspended While Court Mulls If He Defied Term Limits

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's removal is likely to only be temporary going by past trends. But letting him stay poses some risks.

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Belize-registered cargo ship Xin Hai 99, after a collision, off Kushimoto, Wakayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

Chemical Tanker, Cargo Ship Crash Near Southwestern Japan

Some oil leaked from the engine area of the cargo ship, which initially started to sink, but it was brought under control.

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Taiwanese soldiers operate a twin cannon anti-aircraft gun at a base

U.S. To Hold Trade Talks With Taiwan

The announcement of trade talks comes after Beijing fired missiles into the sea to intimidate Taiwan after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited.

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An excavator tries to clear mud from an area in the aftermath of flooding in Datong county in western China

16 Dead, 18 Missing In Flash Flood In Western China

China is facing heavy rains and flooding in some parts of the country this summer and extreme heat and drought in other regions.

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A projectile is launched from an unspecified location in China

China Announces New Drills As U.S. Delegation Visits Taiwan

China accuses the U.S. of encouraging the island's independence through the sale of weapons and engagement between U.S. and Taiwanese politicians.

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Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

More U.S. Lawmakers Visiting Taiwan 12 Days After Pelosi Trip

A five-member delegation will meet senior leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade, investment and other issues.

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Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong

South Korea To Pardon Samsung's Lee, Other Corporate Giants

South Korea's justice minister said the pardons of business tycoons were aimed at "overcoming the economic crisis through encouraging business."

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Chinese air force pilot

China Extends Threatening Military Exercises Near Taiwan

China has said the exercises, involving missile strikes, are a response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

In this undated file photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, a Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies

Chinese Drills Increase Tensions With Taiwan

Chinese tourists are showing up to beaches across from Taiwan to watch Chinese military drills, which are getting more serious.

 | Briana Koeneman

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Blinken Calls China Military Drills A 'Significant Escalation'

China launched military exercises including missile strikes in Japan's economic zone following House Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

China Halts Climate, Military Ties Over Nancy Pelosi's Visit To Taiwan

The measures are the latest in a series of steps intended to punish the U.S. for allowing the visit to the island it claims as its own territory.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People watch a news report on tensions between China and Taiwan

China Conducts 'Precision Missile Strikes' In Taiwan Strait

The drills were prompted by a defiant visit to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week.

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with South Korean National Assembly Speaker Kim Jin Pyo.

In South Korea, Pelosi Avoids Public Comments On Taiwan, China

After South Korea, Pelosi will travel to Japan.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff