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Papers with the words "Refuse COVID terror" and "Not foreign forces but internal forces" are placed on the ground near protesters during a gathering at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Photo: Bertha Wang / AP

China Vows Crackdown on ‘Hostile Forces as Public Tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions.
FILE - In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of Basij paramilitary force in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26, 2022. Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP File

Iranian General Acknowledges Over 300 Dead in Unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian general on Monday acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests, giving the first official word on casualties in two months.
Protesters hold up blank white papers during a commemoration for victims of a recent Urumqi deadly fire at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Photo: Kanis Leung / AP

China Lockdown Protests Pause as Police Flood City Streets

HONG KONG (AP) — With police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict government anti-pandemic measures Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities where online calls to gather had been issued were also reportedly quiet.
Riot police officers stand along a main boulevard in Brussels, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, as violence broke out during and after Morocco's 2-0 win over Belgium at the World Cup. Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / AP

Riots in Belgium, Netherlands After Morocco Win at World Cup

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday.
Protesters hold up blank papers and chant slogans as they march in protest in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Photo: Ng Han Guan / AP

Crowd Angered by Lockdowns Calls for China’s Xi to Step Down

SHANGHAI (AP) — Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday that represent a rare direct challenge to the ruling Communist Party.
Brazil's Neymar is helped back on his feet during the World Cup group G soccer match between Brazil and Serbia, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Photo: Andre Penner / AP

Neymar Injured, Richarlison Scores for Brazil at World Cup

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — With Neymar limping off the field with an ankle injury, Richarlison came through for the “Seleção.”
Kateryna Luchkina, a 31-year-old worker at Kyiv’s Department of Health, collects rainwater from a drainpipe in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. Nov. 24, 2022. Photo: John Leicester / AP

Bombed, Not Beaten: Ukraine’s Capital Flips to Survival Mode

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of Ukraine's bombed capital clutched empty bottles in search of water and crowded into cafés for power and warmth Thursday, switching defiantly into survival mode after new Russian missile strikes a day earlier plunged the city and much of the country into the dark.
A resident rides a scooter along a quiet street in a district as restaurants are shut and residents encouraged to stay in their vicinity in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Photo: Ng Han Guan / AP

China Expands Lockdowns as COVID-19 Cases Hit Daily Record

BEIJING (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves to his supporters as he arrives at a nomination center for the upcoming general election in Tambun, Malaysia, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. Photo: John Shen Lee / AP

From Prisoner to PM, Malaysia’s Anwar Had Long Ride to Top

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than two decades after his dramatic ouster from government and imprisonment, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim finally has his day.
FILE - This photo provided on Nov. 19, 2022, by the North Korean government shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and his daughter at the site of a missile launch at Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. 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 language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. Photo: Korean Central News Agency / Korea News Service via AP File

Seoul: Kim’s Daughter Unveiled Last Week Is His 2nd Child

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was recently seen in public for the first time at a missile launch site is his second child, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday, as speculation swirled about his motives for bringing her to the attention of the outside world.

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