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China's manufacturing sector helped boost the country's GDP, in statistics released on Thursday. Here, a worker at a Ford manufacturing plant uses a laptop next to a car body on an assembly line in Chongqing. Shi Tou/Reuters hide caption

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College students protest to defend press freedom in Manila on Wednesday, after the government cracked down on Rappler, an independent online news site. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view Monday reveals one of the oil slicks on the surface of the East China Sea, reminders of the deadly explosion that sank an Iranian tanker. The spill continues to grow. Liu Shiping/Xinhua via AP hide caption

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Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of North Korea perform during their pairs short program in Oberstdorf, Germany, in September. Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea's Olympic Hopefuls Include A Pair Of Figure Skaters

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North And South Korea Find Common Ground For Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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With North Korea planning to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, delegation head Jon Jong Su, vice chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, crosses the concrete border to attend a meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. Yonhap via Reuters hide caption

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North Korean Athletes Will March With South Koreans At Pyeongchang Olympics

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Former CIA Officer Arrested After Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China

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The New York Times says the investigation took place against a backdrop of a major breach of CIA informants in China that began around 2010. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

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A Rohingya refugee stands in a displaced-persons camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, earlier this month. She is just one of more than 650,000 Rohingya who have fled over the border from Myanmar, where a government crackdown has spawned stories of brutal murder, rape and villages destroyed. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Thai Officials Want To Silence Critics, Scholar Charged With Insulting Monarchy

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News Brief: DACA Deal Is Stalled, North Korea Talks

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Koreas Hold Border Talks, U.S., Canada Hold Summit On Nuclear Threat

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Indian traders and vendors negotiate prices at a wholesale vegetable market in Hyderabad. The Indian economy grew at 7.1 percent for the 2016-2017 financial year. Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The funeral for the girl who was raped and killed in Kasur, Pakistan, drew people from across the city Wednesday. Outrage over the attack has prompted clashes between protesters and police. Qazi Mehmood/AP hide caption

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Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police as he leaves court Wednesday outside Yangon, Myanmar. He and U Kyaw Soe Oo, who had been investigating a possible mass grave in Rakhine state, stand accused of violating the Official Secrets Act and face up to 14 years in prison. Thein Zaw/AP hide caption

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In December at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea, a man walks by a TV report about North Korea's missile launch with images of U.S. President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. On Wednesday, Trump and Moon spoke by phone and Trump expressed openness to U.S.-North Korea talks "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances." Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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