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‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine

TOKYO — One of the tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman was struck by a flying object, the ship’s Japanese operator said on Friday, disputing at least part of the account of United States officials who had blamed Iran [...]

Hong Kong Official Predicts Delay on Unpopular Extradition Bill

HONG KONG — Two members of Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing establishment appeared to break ranks with the city’s embattled leader on Friday, saying publicly that an unpopular bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China should [...]

Hong Kong Protests Raise Stakes for Xi’s Hard-Line Agenda

HONG KONG — Since he took power seven years ago, President Xi Jinping has faced mass protests in the streets of Hong Kong, a trade war that has sapped China’s strength, and a growing din of foreign condemnation over his government’s [...]

Hong Kong Police Face Criticism Over Force Used at Protests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s security forces faced widespread criticism on Thursday over the tear gas and rubber bullets that local police used a day earlier to suppress tens of thousands of people demonstrating against an unpopular [...]

India Heat Wave, Soaring Up to 123 Degrees, Has Killed at Least 36

NEW DELHI — One of India’s longest and most intense heat waves in decades, with temperatures reaching 123 degrees, has claimed at least 36 lives since it began in May, and the government has warned that the suffering might continue [...]

Boris Johnson Shows Strength in Conservative Leadership Contest

LONDON — Boris Johnson finished well ahead of his rivals on Thursday in the first round of balloting among Conservative lawmakers in the race to replace Theresa May as the party’s leader, taking a significant step toward becoming [...]

In Gulf of Oman, Tankers Are Struck Again, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict

“I think the threat is imminent,” General McKenzie told NBC News, without offering specific evidence or other details. One of the ships disabled on Thursday, the Front Altair, owned by the Norwegian shipping company Frontline, was [...]

A Digital Cat-and-Mouse Battle Between Police and Protesters in Hong Kong

In a statement, the Hong Kong police’s Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau said he had been arrested because he was suspected of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance. He was released on bail, but the police said an investigation [...]

Hong Kong Protests Live Updates: Police Violence Puts Government on Defensive

The legislature holds off debate as protesters regroup. With the government on the defensive after a day of violent clashes between protesters and the police, the president of Hong Kong’s legislature on Thursday agreed to delay by [...]

Shinzo Abe’s Latest Diplomatic Long Shot: Peacemaking in Iran

Still, Mr. Abe has little to lose. If anything, the trip could improve his standing at home as the country heads into elections for the upper house of Parliament next month. He wants to establish his legacy “by advancing Japan’s foreign [...]