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Hong Kong (CNN)The detention of Hong Kong booksellers in China is not an issue the city’s government should take up, its incoming leader said Thursday. Hong Kong’s government is duty bound to safeguard its own situation under the principle of “one country, two systems” — by which the city retains certain autonomy and freedoms — […]

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(CNN)The brother and sister of Singaporean premier Lee Hsien Loong have taken the extraordinary step of publicly questioning his leadership and motives in a statement released Wednesday. The statement accuses their brother, who took the reins of power over a decade after their father retired, of “misuse of his position and influence over the Singapore […]

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(CNN)Two slain Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan in May and whose deaths ISIS has claimed responsibility for had been missionaries and the “misuse” of their business visas contributed to their abductions and deaths, Pakistan’s interior minister said. The man, 24, and woman, 26, killed were among a group of Chinese citizens who obtained […]

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Hong Kong (CNN)Hundreds of miles from home, many work 12 hour days, six days a week, and they’re paid less than the minimum wage. But these women are not victims of human trafficking. They are among the approximately 330,000 domestic helpers from the Philippines and Indonesia who left their homes to find work in Hong […]

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(CNN)Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is considering sending troops back to Afghanistan. Turnbull’s comments come in the wake of a US request for more support, which was made during his April 25 visit to Afghanistan. “While I was in Afghanistan, I had discussions with the commander of the NATO mission there, General Nicholson, […]

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Hong Kong (CNN)The Philippines has begun sending troops and supplies to an island it controls in the disputed South China Sea, setting the stage for a potential dispute with Beijing. Plans are underway to reinforce and upgrade facilities on Pagasa Island, in the Spratly Islands chain,senior Philippine military officials toldthe official Philippine News Agency (PNA). […]

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