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Japan is suffering a blistering heatwave and energy crunch

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FILE - In this photo provided by South Korea's Defense Ministry, U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, second from left, and South Korea's landing platform helicopter (LPH) ship Marado, left, sail during a joint military exercise at an undisclosed location, June 4, 2022. AP hide caption

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Helicopter crew members winch up a man from a sinking ship in the South China Sea on Saturday as a storm was moving in the area. Handout/Hong Kong Government Flying Service via AP hide caption

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25 years ago, Britain handed control of Hong Kong back to China

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Even with Beijing's backing, Hong Kong's new leader faces big challenges

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Shoppers drink juice in plastic cups at a market in New Delhi, on Wednesday. India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as part of a longer plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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Police guard a closed road outside the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong on June 30, 2022, as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong to attend celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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News brief: election law case, climate case ruling, Hong Kong anniversary

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China's President Xi Jinping waves following his speech after a ceremony to inaugurate the city's new government in Hong Kong Friday, July 1, 2022, on the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Selim Chtayti/AP hide caption

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Thousands have been sent to the hospital due to Japan's blistering heatwave

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is sworn in as the Philippines 17th president

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