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Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, second right, delivers an opening speech during ASEAN Foreign Ministers Interface Meeting with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) representatives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Photo: Heng Sinith / AP

Myanmar Violence, Ukraine War Loom over ASEAN Meetings

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers are gathering in the Cambodian capital for meetings addressing persisting violence in Myanmar and other issues, joined by top diplomats from the United States, China, Russia and other world powers amid tensions over the invasion of Ukraine and concerns over Beijing’s growing ambitions in the region.
In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, arrives in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Photo: Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP

US House Speaker Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Defying Beijing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct military maneuvers in retaliation for her presence.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland's Minister of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs Graham Stuart addresses the 2022 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, in the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Photo: Yuki Iwamura / AP

World One Step From ‘Nuclear Annihilation,’ UN Chief Warns

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sounded the alarm over the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East, and other tensions, warning that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.”
FILE - As seen on a computer screen from a DVD prepared by Al-Sahab production, al-Qaida's Ayman al-Zawahri speaks in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 20, 2006. Photo: B.K.Bangash / AP File

Biden: Killing of Al-qaida Leader Is Long-sought ‘Justice’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, an operation he said delivered justice and hopefully “one more measure of closure” to families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
A man uses a magnifying glass to read a newspaper headline reporting on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Asia visit, at a stand in Beijing, Sunday, July 31, 2022. Photo: Andy Wong / AP

Pelosi Confirms Trip to Asia, but No Mention of Taiwan

BEIJNG (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed Sunday she will visit four Asian countries this week but made no mention of a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing, which claims the island democracy as its own territory.
FILE - People march to protest against the February military takeover, in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 11, 2021. Photo: AP File

Japanese Video Journalist Detained at Myanmar Protest March

BANGKOK (AP) — A Japanese video journalist has been detained by security forces in Myanmar while covering a protest against military rule in the country’s largest city, pro-democracy activists said Sunday.
A damaged car is seen along a road after a strong quake hit Bangued, Abra province, northern Philippines on Wednesday July 27, 2022. Photo: Raphiel Alzate / AP

Strong Quake Shakes Northern Philippines, Damages Buildings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the northern Philippines on Wednesday, injuring at least one person, damaging buildings and prompting many people in the capital to run outdoors.
People are guided by Taiwan's soldiers to a basement shelter during the Wanan air raid drill in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, July 25, 2022. Photo: Chiang Ying-ying / AP

Biden, Xi To Hold Talks Amid New Tensions Over Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping will speak Thursday, according to a U.S. official, their first conversation in four months coming amid new tension between Washington and Beijing over China's claims on Taiwan.
An anti-junta protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb. 8, 2021.

Myanmar Executes NLD Lawmaker, 3 Other Political Detainees

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar has carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years with the hangings of a former National League for Democracy lawmaker, a democracy activist and two men accused of violence after the country's military takeover last year.
Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton's International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Photo: Gregorio Borgia / AP

Pope Set for Historic Apology for School Abuses in Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Thousands of Indigenous persons are expected to converge Monday on the small Alberta prairie community of Maskwacis to hear a long-awaited apology from Pope Francis for generations of abuse and cultural suppression at Catholic residential schools across Canada.

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