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China residents stand in line to be tested for COVID-19.

China Vows Crackdown On 'Hostile Forces' As Public Tests Xi

The statement from Chinese officials comes amid a massive show of force by security services to deter protests against strict "zero-COVID" lockdowns.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” in a protest against China’s anti-virus controls

Students Sent Home, Police On Patrol As China Curbs Protests

Chinese authorities have eased some controls after protests in several cities, but showed no sign of backing off their larger "zero-COVID" strategy.

 | By Associated Press

Police officers pin down and arrest a protester on a street in Shanghai, China.

China Eases Some COVID Rules After Wide Protests Of Lockdowns

China's decision to ease at least some of its COVID restrictions appeared to be aimed at quelling anger.

 | By Associated Press

Chinese policemen form a line to stop protesters marching in Beijing.

Crowd Angered By Lockdowns Calls For China's Xi To Step Down

The protests are the most widespread show of opposition to the ruling party in decades.

 | By Associated Press and Patrick Fok

Residents line up for COVID-19 tests in Beijing.

Xinjiang Loosens Some COVID-19 Restrictions After Lockdown Protests

During Xinjiang's lockdown, some residents elsewhere in the city have had their doors chained physically shut.

 | By Associated Press and Patrick Fok

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen announces her resignation as party chairwoman of Democratic Progressive Party.

Taiwan President Resigns As Party Leader After Election Loss

Tsai Ing-wen offered her resignation on Saturday evening, a tradition after a major loss, in a short speech in which she also thanked supporters.

 | By Associated Press

A shopper carries groceries at a supermarket

Beijing On Edge As City Adds New Quarantine Centers

Daily cases of COVID-19 across China are hitting records, with 32,695 reported Friday.

 | By Associated Press

Boy collects books from the rubble following an earthquake in Indonesia.

Monsoon Rains Halt Rescue Efforts After Indonesia Quake

The death toll from the 5.6 magnitude quake was expected to rise with many people still missing in remote areas.

 | By Associated Press

People with suitcases and bags are seen leaving from a Foxconn compound in Zhengzhou, China.

Protesting Workers Beaten At Chinese iPhone Factory

Foxconn, a contract assembler that makes the global smartphone industry possible, didn't have enough workers to make the new iPhone 14.

 | By Associated Press

A building burns in Anyang in central China's Henan province.

Report: Welding Sparked Central China Fire That Killed 38

One or more welders operating in violation of safety rules appear to have let loose sparks that ignited cotton fabric in the building, officials said.

 | By Associated Press

House flattened by an earthquake in Indonesia.

Indonesia Quake Death Toll Rises To 268; 151 Others Still Missing

The 5.6 magnitude quake shook the region in West Java province, injuring hundreds of people and prompting evacuations from the region.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Man wearing a face mask.

China's Guangzhou Locks Down Millions In 'Zero-COVID' Fight

China is the only major country in the world still trying to curb virus transmissions through strict lockdown measures and mass testing.

 | By Associated Press

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines.

VP Harris To Visit Front-Line Philippine Island In Sea Feud

Vice President Kamala Harris will meet President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday to reinforce security and economic ties.

 | By Associated Press

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea Fires Missile After Threatening 'Fiercer' Military Steps

After detecting the launch, South Korean, U.S. and Japanese militaries quickly condemned it, saying it threatens stability in the region.

 | By Associated Press

A man gets swabbed for COVID test near a building of Peking University in Beijing

In 'Zero-COVID' China, 1 Case Locks Down Peking University

Peking University students and faculty were not allowed to leave the grounds unless necessary and classes on the main campus were moved online.

 | By Associated Press

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before a meeting

President Biden, Xi Seek To 'Manage Our Differences' In Meeting

Relations are strained under successive American administrations as economic, trade, human rights and security differences come to the forefront.

 | By Associated Press

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping Nov. 15, 2021.

Biden-Xi Summit: What Biden Wants, What Xi Wants

Essentially, President Biden and other U.S. officials are trying to understand where Chinese President Xi Jinping really stands.

 | By Associated Press and Rebecca Bundhun

President Joe Biden smiles before leaving his hotel to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

U.S., Japan, South Korea Vow Unified Response To North Korea Threat

North Korea has fired dozens of missiles in recent weeks, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that triggered evacuation alerts in Japan.

 | By Associated Press

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with Canada's Foreign Minister Melanie Holy.

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Work With Southeast Asian Nations

Biden said the nations are at the heart of the U.S.' Indo-Pacific strategy and promised to collaborate to build a region that is resilient and secure.

 | By Associated Press

A worker wearing a face shield talks to people standing in line for COVID-19 tests.

China Eases Some Quarantine For Travelers Even As Cases Rise

Incoming passengers to China will only be quarantined for five days instead of seven, followed by three days of isolation at their place of residence.

 | By Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands

North Korea Denies U.S. Claims It Sent Artillery Shells To Russia

The denial follows dozens of weapons tests, including short-range missiles that are likely nuclear-capable and an intercontinental ballistic missile.

 | By Associated Press

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby

White House Accuses N. Korea Of Covertly Sending Ammunition To Russia

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby spoke with Newsy about the allegations and how the U.S. might respond to North Korea's actions.

 | By Newsy Staff and Associated Press

South Korean Air Force KF-16 fighters.

North Korea Fires 23 Missiles, Prompting Air Raid Alert In South Korea

South Korea's military said the weapons were all short-range ballistic missiles or suspected surface-to-air missiles.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A man weeps as he pays tribute to victims of a deadly accident following Saturday night's Halloween festivities

South Korea Officials Admit Responsibility In Halloween Tragedy

National police chief Yoon Hee Keun said an initial investigation found police failed to handle urgent calls from citizens effectively.

 | By Associated Press

Rescuers in boats search in the Machchu river in India next to a cable suspension bridge that collapsed

9 Arrested After Deadly Bridge Collapse In India

The collapse of the of newly repaired 143-year-old bridge in Gujarat state plunged hundreds of people into a river Sunday, killing at least 134.

 | By Associated Press and Ishan Garg

A mourner wipes his tear as he pays a silent tribute for victims of a deadly accident following a Halloween festival

South Korea Probes Halloween Crowd Surge As Nation Mourns

Police said they've launched a 475-member task force to invetigate Saturday's disaster, which was concentrated in a sloped, narrow alley.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Rescue workers and firefighters work on the scene of a crushing accident in Seoul, South Korea.

S. Korea In Shock, Grief As 153 Die In Halloween Crowd Surge

Officials say people were crushed to death after a large crowd began pushing forward in a narrow alley by Hamilton Hotel, a major party spot in Seoul.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Rescuers on boats search in the Machchu river next to a cable bridge that collapsed in India.

Bridge Collapse In India Kills At Least 133 People

Over a hundred people were plunged into India's Machchu river when a 143-year-old cable bridge collapsed.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Rescuers help woman from flood waters.

50 Dead, Dozens Feared Missing As Storm Lashes Philippines

Intense rain triggered by Tropical Storm Nalgae swamped the Maguindanao province, causing rampant flash floods in low-lying villages.

 | By Associated Press

Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, flanked by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and FBI Director Christopher Wray

Justice Department Charges 13 Chinese Nationals Accused Of Spying

Two of the suspects arrested are accused of trying to obstruct the U.S. criminal investigation of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

 | By Maura Sirianni