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A public screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking at a press conference Monday, May 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan lifts coronavirus emergency in all remaining areasJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is lifting a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Japan ends coronavirus state of emergency as it lifts restrictions in last areas including TokyoJapan ends coronavirus state of emergency as it lifts restrictions in last areas including Tokyo
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coastTens of thousands of homes and businesses have lost power, buildings have been battered, roofs were torn off and trees uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped or a second day by a severe storm
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Indonesian choreographer Rusdy Rukmarata walks during a video recording for '"Saweran Online" program on Indonesia Dance Network YouTube channel, at EKI Dance Company studio in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, May 14, 2020. Rukmarata and another choreographer, Yola Yulfianti, are helping fellow dancers who lost their jobs due to the new coronavirus outbreak in the country by setting up the YouTube channel as a platform where dancers, choreographers and dance teachers can perform, then receive donation from viewers. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Indonesian choreographers provide digital stage for dancersTwo Indonesian choreographers are helping fellow dancers who lost their jobs due the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia
The Associated Press16 hours ago
China denies using virus to grow presence in South China SeaChina’s foreign minister is dismissing claims that the country is exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to expand its footprint in the South China Sea, labeling such accusations as “sheer nonsense.”
The Associated Press17 hours ago
An Indian Muslim man distribute Kheer, a sweet dish to homeless people on Eid al-Fitr in Ahmedabad, India, Monday, May 25, 2020. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flightsSouth Koreans must wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday
The Associated Press19 hours ago
CEO buying struggling New Zealand media company for $1One of New Zealand’s largest media organizations is being sold for a single dollar to its chief executive
The Associated Press20 hours ago
In this image made from video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern waves to continue to speak when shaking stopped after an earthquake during a live television interview in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday morning, May 25, 2020. The quake struck in the ocean about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of Wellington, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. New Zealand sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is sometimes called the Shaky Isles for its frequent quakes. (Newshub via AP)
New Zealand leader carries on with TV interview during quakeNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern barely skipped a beat when an earthquake struck during a live television interview
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Desperate Indian girl bikes 745 miles home with disabled dadFifteen-year-old Jyoti Kumari rode a bicycle hundreds of miles with her disabled father riding on the back to escape the constraints of India's coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press1 day ago
Riot Police use pepper spray to protesters during a protest against Beijing's national security legislation in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas in a popular shopping district as hundreds took to the streets Sunday to march against China's proposed tough national security legislation for the city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protestersHong Kong police have fired tear gas and a water cannon at protesters in a popular shopping district, as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s proposed tough national security legislation for the city
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hong Kong police fire tear gas in popular shopping district as hundreds protest China's proposed national security lawHong Kong police fire tear gas in popular shopping district as hundreds protest China's proposed national security law
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this undated photo provided on Sunday, May 24, 2020, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, in North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea's Kim holds meeting on bolstering nuclear forcesNorth Korea's state media say leader Kim Jong Un has convened a key military meeting to discuss bolstering its nuclear arsenal and putting his country’s strategic armed forces on a high alert
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Sept. 19, 2017, photo, Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last British governor, listens to questions at The Foreign Correspondents' Club to promote his new book in Hong Kong. Patten, is urging protesters in Hong Kong not to “lose faith” as Beijing appears to be tightening its control of the semi-autonomous city. The former British colony was returned to China under a “one country, two systems” framework that gives it greater freedoms. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Last British governor says Hong Kong 'betrayed' by ChinaThe last British governor of Hong Kong says China has betrayed the semi-autonomous territory by tightening control over the city it had promised could keep freedoms not found on the mainland
The Associated Press1 day ago
Japanese pro-wrestler in popular reality show dies at 22Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died
The Associated Press1 day ago
Economic woes taking toll on Chinese football clubs Economic woes are taking a toll on China's professional football clubs, with 11 being disqualified for failing to pay wages and five closing shop on their own terms, including top-tier Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai
The Associated Press1 day ago
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