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A fishing boat speeds past an oil tanker in the distance in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted in an apparent attack in the Gulf of Oman, was brought to the United Arab Emirates' eastern coast Saturday. Photo: Jon Gambrell / AP

Tensions Rise as Iran Speeds up Enrichment, US Sends Troops

TEHRAN — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure...
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, right, is accompanied by Nathan Law as they pay respect to a protester who fell to his death after hanging a protest banner against an extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP

Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Released From Prison

HONG KONG — Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to...
In this Thursday, May 23, 2019, photo, an official of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources hugs Marium, a baby dugong separated from her mother, near Libong island, Trang province, southern Thailand. The baby dugong that has developed an attachment to humans after getting lost in the ocean off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself. Photo: Sirachai Arunrugstichai via AP

Thai Vets Nurture Lost Baby Dugong With Milk and Sea Grass

BANGKOK — A baby dugong, a large ocean mammal, that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting...
A man stands inside a store without power during a blackout, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Argentina and Uruguay were working frantically to return power on Sunday, after a massive power failure left large swaths of the South American countries in the dark. Photo: Tomas F. Cuesta / AP

Massive Blackout Hits Tens of Millions in South America

BUENOS AIRES — A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the...
Protesters who camped out overnight take a rest along a main road near the Legislative Council after continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong, Monday, June 17, 2019. Hong Kong police and protesters faced off Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who remained near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations that stretched deep into the night before. Photo: Vincent Yu / AP

Hong Kong Police Begin to Clear Streets of Protesters

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police and protesters faced off Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who...
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a press conference on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Hong Kong. Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP

Hong Kong Leader Suspends Extradition Bill, Says Sorry

HONG KONG — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Saturday she has suspended indefinitely a proposed extradition bill that sparked the city's biggest...
Riot police check the bags of protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 13, 2019. After days of silence, Chinese state media is characterizing the largely peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong as a "riot" and accusing protesters of "violent acts." Photo: Kin Cheung

Hong Kong Quiet Now, but Prospect of New Protest Looms Large

HONG KONG — Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a...
The media interview a mosque shooting victim outside the Christchurch District Court in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, June 14, 2019. Brenton Tarrant, the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques on March 15, 2019, pleaded not guilty to all the charges filed against him Friday. Photo: Mark Baker / AP

Man Accused in New Zealand Mosque Killings Pleads Not Guilty

CHRISTCHURCH — The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to terrorism, murder and attempted...
An oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. Photo: ISNA / AP

US Says Iran Removed Unexploded Mine From Oil Tanker

DUBAI — The U.S. military on Friday released a video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of...
Tourists taking an elephant ride near Angkor Wat in April 2019. Photo: Moving Animals / Courtesy

Angkor Wat to End Elephant Rides

SIEM REAP — Tourists will now have to walk on foot to Angkor Wat because elephant rides will be banned by next year. The Angkor...

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