A worker in protective gear watches a barber cut a man's hair on the street in Shanghai.

Shanghai Moves Toward Ending 2-Month COVID-19 Lockdown

Shanghai had imposed a suffocating lockdown under China's "zero-COVID" strategy that aims to snuff out any outbreak with mass testing and isolation.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

U.S., South Korea Open To Expanded Military Drills To Deter North

President Biden said cooperation between the U.S. and South Korea shows "our readiness to take on all threats together."

 | AP and Phoebe Amoroso

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korean Leader Blasts Pandemic Response As COVID Outbreak Surges

According to state media, more than 500,000 people have been quarantined due to a fast spreading fever — but those numbers are likely underreported.

 | AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on TV

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Acknowledging First COVID Outbreak

The outbreak could be devastating to a country with a broken health care system and malnourished population.

 | AP

WNBA star Brittney Griner in handcuffs

WNBA's Brittney Griner Has Russian Detention Extended 1 Month

Griner has been imprisoned for three months after being arrested at a Moscow airport for allegedly possessing vape cartridges containing cannabis oil.

 | AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

North Korea On Lockdown After First Acknowledged COVID-19 Case

Hours after North Korea confirmed its first case of COVID, South Korean officials said the country fired three short-range missiles into the sea.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rescue workers evacuate a survivor of a building collapse in China.

Death Toll Rises To 26 In Central China Building Collapse

At least nine people have been arrested in connection with the collapse.

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People watch a North Korean missile launch on TV

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Amid Rising Animosities

South Korean officials said the missile was fired from North Korea's capital region and flew about 290 miles into the waters off its eastern coast.

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Collapsed building in China

2 More People Rescued 50 Hours After China Building Collapse

Seven people have been rescued from the building that collapsed in Changsha, China, but at least 20 others remain trapped and 39 are unaccounted for.

 | AP

Woman in Shanghai is tested for COVID-19

Shanghai Officials Seek 'Societal Zero COVID' With Mass Testing

Officials say a one-month lockdown of China's largest city may be eased if new COVID-19 testing shows the virus is no longer spreading.

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Chinese astronaut returns from space

Chinese Astronauts Return To Earth After 6 Months In Space

The trio of astronauts landed in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia after spending half a year in space — China's longest crewed mission to date.

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People on a raft being evacuated from floods and landslides in Philippines

At Least 56 Dead From Philippine Landslides, Floods

At least 28 others remain missing after a tropical depression brought heavy rainfall to the central and southern Philippines.

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Shanghai residents wearing face masks talk to a health worker

Shanghai Lockdown Extended As COVID Cases Rise

China has a zero-COVID approach, meaning anyone who tests positive is held in a designated location for observation.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Grocery delivery man in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Battles Food Shortages Under Strict Virus Lockdown

People in China's business district are complaining that grocers are run dry and government officials are slow to get them supplies during lockdown.

 | AP

Chinese resident is tested for COVID-19

China Deploys Military, Doctors To Test 26M Shanghai Residents

China reported more than 13,000 new COVID-19 cases nationwide Monday, with about 9,000 of those cases being in Shanghai.

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Buddha statues are seen inside an ancient temple in Mes Aynak valley.

With Eye To China Investment, Taliban Now Preserve Buddhas

This is a stark contrast to two decades ago, when the Taliban outraged the world by blowing up gigantic Buddhas in another part of the country.

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Wing of plane following crash in China

Searchers In China Find Wing, Engine Parts Following Plane Crash

The Boeing 737-800 was cruising at 29,000 feet when it crashed, starting a fire that could be seen in NASA satellite images.

 | AP

TV shows a North Korean missile launch

North Korea Tests First Long-Range Missile Since 2017

It was North Korea’s 12th round of weapons launches this year and came after it fired suspected artillery pieces into the sea on Sunday.

 | AP

Rescuers conduct search operations at the site of a plane crash in Tengxian County

One 'Black Box' Found In China Eastern Plane Crash

The black box is so badly damaged, investigators are not able to tell whether it's the flight tracker or cockpit voice recorder.

 | AP and Lindsay Tuchman

Products are scattered at a convenience store in Fukushima, northern Japan.

7.3 Magnitude Quake Hits North Japan; Tsunami Alert Issued

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

 | AP

U.S. Navy Trying To Find Wreckage That Fell Into South China Sea

The F-35C fighter jet crashed on Jan. 24 during a routine mission as it was landing.

 | Sasha Ingber

A child wearing a mask holds on to the ears of a Tiger sculpture on the first day of the Lunar Year of the Tiger in Beijing

On Lunar New Year, Chinese Offer Prayers At Temples

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important annual holiday in China.

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A file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program

FAA Grounds Planes As North Korea Test-Fires A Missile

This follows weapons tests in 2021 underscoring how the country is expanding its military capabilities during deadlocked nuclear talks with the U.S.

 | AP

A Kazakhstan soldier stands next to a military vehicle at a check point

Kazakh President: Forces Can Shoot To Kill To Quell Unrest

On Friday, Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry reported that security forces have killed 26 protesters during the unrest, which escalated on Wednesday.

 | AP

Charles Lieber leaves federal court with his lawyer amid his trial in the DOJ crackdown on economic espionage.

China Initiative: Effect Of Espionage Mission's Drift From Focus

The DOJ launched the program to "identify secret theft cases," but it hasn't been very successful.

 | Scripps News Staff

Riot police in Kazakhstan

Protests And Unrest Escalate In Kazakhstan

The protests were initially sparked by the lifting of a price cap on fuel — nearly doubling the prices for liquefied gas.

 | AP

Military guard posts of North Korea and South Korea

North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile

It was the country's first launch in about two months.

 | AP

Hong Kong activist and music star Denise Ho is released after more than twenty-four hours in custody.

Hong Kong Editors Charged, U.S. Criticizes Raid

Two former editors from a Hong Kong online pro-democracy news outlet were charged with sedition and denied bail Thursday.

 | AP

President Joe Biden shakes hand of Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Biden To Hold Call With Russian President Putin

The call is scheduled for Thursday as the U.S. and Western allies have watched a buildup of Russian troops near its border with Ukraine.

 | AP and Kellan Howell

Empty street in China

China Puts City Of 13 Million Under Strict Lockdown Ahead Of Olympics

The restrictions apply to Xi'an — the capital of Shaanxi province — as coronavirus cases have been trending up in the area.

 | AP