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Inside Hong Kong’s Battle-Ready Campuses

HONG KONG — Across Hong Kong’s university campuses, students and their supporters are bracing for police confrontations in increasingly elaborate ways: constructing Molotov cocktail...

Hong Kong Protests: Police Threaten to Use Lethal Force Amid Standoff

HONG KONG — A besieged Hong Kong university was gripped with tension into the early hours of Monday morning, as the police force threatened...

Chinese Troops Clean Hong Kong Streets, Prompting Fears

HONG KONG — Hong Kong was bracing for further unrest on Sunday, a day after some Chinese troops left their barracks and staged a...

5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

HONG KONG — Internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times have revealed new details on the origins and execution of China’s mass...

In Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election, a Question of Security vs. Rights

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankans on Saturday voted for president after a year of political meltdowns and deadly terrorist attacks, in an election...

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic

TROPODO, Indonesia — Black smoke billows from smokestacks towering above the village. The smell of burning plastic fills the air. Patches of black ash...

Hong Kong’s University Students Dig in for Battles With Police

HONG KONG — Protesters armed on Thursday with firebombs and bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications they had built on Hong Kong university campuses...

South Korea Stops Stream of Blood From Culled Pigs

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said on Wednesday that it had successfully stopped a stream of red blood from tens of thousands of...

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