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‘Open lines of communication’ are crucial to improving relations with Beijing, Amb Nicholas Burns says

US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns was in the room this week when Secretary of State Antony Blinken sat down with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Amb. Burns spoke with The World’s Marco Werman about Taiwan, Ukraine and why US and Chinese military leaders have stopped talking to one another.

Pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong, left, Sunny Cheung, center, and Nathan Law holding a placard, speak to media to urge the European leaders against national security law for Hong Kong outside the Legislative Council.

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US

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A man is shown wearing military fatigues and holding a gun with cement barriers nearby.

First commercial flight leaves Kabul

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Taliban fighters patrol in Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan

Taliban violently quashes small protest in Jalalabad

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An several storeys tall stone church is shown carved into the side of a hillside.

Tigrayan forces take over Ethiopian town known for its ancient churches

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A line of people are shown waiting to purchase the last print edition of the Hong Kong newspaper, Apple Daily.

Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy paper sells out final edition

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The final edition of Hong Kong’s last remaining pro-democracy paper sold out in hours Thursday, as readers scooped up all 1 million copies of the Apple Daily.

Red building in China with people in masks mingling in front of it

In Hong Kong, lighting a candle for Tiananmen victims is now a crime

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Wearing black, or being in or around Victoria Park on the anniversary, could also land someone a one-year sentence in jail.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, is shown wearing a light colored blazer with his hands handcuffed behind his back.

Pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai sentenced in Hong Kong

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Top of The World: Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, was sentenced Friday in Hong Kong to 14 months in prison. And, Raúl Castro is set to step down from his post as the secretary-general of his party’s eighth Congress. Also, US President Joe Biden will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday.

The dark silhouetted of several people are shown with their hands in the air holding up the red, white and black-stripped Yemen flag.

In foreign policy reset, Biden ends US support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

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Top of The World: US President Joe Biden announced on Thursday plans to end US support for the Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen. And, students in Hong Kong will have a new curriculum imposed by Beijing that includes lessons on the controversial national security law. Also, the government in Indonesia announced a ban on mandatory religious attire in public schools.

US Capitol police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as members of a mob try to break into the House Chamber in Washington.

The world reacts to chaotic rampage at the US Capitol; China calls out US on ‘hypocrisy’; Biden victory confirmed by Congress

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In the hours after pro-Trump extremists stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, world leaders condemned the chaos and violence that erupted as Trump loyalists attempted to overturn Nov. 3 US presidential election results won by Joe Biden.