An anti-government demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister fired by police during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. <br>Kin Cheung/AP

Violence flares after Hong Kong protesters defy police ban

Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.

Some shopping restrictions lifted at US military stores in South Korea

Before a new policy, commissary shoppers in South Korea were limited to $800 in commissary spending per month for the main sponsor and $300 for additional family members per month.

Taiwan signals fast action on F-16 fighters, US official says

Taiwan has signaled to U.S. officials that it will move swiftly to complete the purchase of 66 new F-16 fighters once congressional foreign relations committees complete their review this month, according to a State Department official.

US sanctions North Korean hackers for damaging online attacks

The U.S. sanctioned three North Korean state-sponsored groups that it says were responsible for hacking the interbank messaging system Swift and a ransomware attack called WannaCry 2.0 that crippled Britain's National Health Service and Renault factories across Europe.

North Korean vessel threatened patrol ship in Sea of Japan

A North Korean government vessel with an armed crew threatened a Fisheries Agency's patrol ship in the Sea of Japan in late August, prompting Japanese fishing boats operating in the area to flee, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership.

Philippines arrests 277 Chinese accused of investment scam

Philippine immigration agents have arrested 277 Chinese in a raid against an online investment scam syndicate that defrauded hundreds of people, officials said Friday.

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