Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and police chief Stephen Lo paid visited a mosque that was struck with blue dye from a water cannon during the latest bout of violent anti-Beijing protests.
Vietnam has already pulled the movie from cinemas last week, while the Philippines' foreign minister has called for the scene showing China's "nine-dash line" in a map of the South China Sea to be cut and the film boycotted.
Tensions between the two countries have flared and there has been intermittent cross-border firing since August 5 when New Delhi flooded India administered Kashmir with troops after it revoked the region's special autonomous status.
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Daesh militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw US troops.
Nearly 50 people were injured after police fired upon thousands of Muslim demonstrators protesting religious defamation.
Police fired tear gas after firebombs were thrown toward one station as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched down a main road with traffic at a standstill in Kowloon district.
Qantas flight with 49 people on board took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly direct from New York to Sydney in the first of three "ultra long-haul" journeys planned by the airline this year.
No group has claimed responsibility but the government is accusing Taliban insurgents of carrying out the attack.
The workers died when a dam on the Seiba River collapsed in the early hours of Saturday and flooded several cabins in which they resided, authorities said.
The explosion, which witnesses said collapsed the mosque's roof, took place in eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.
A UN report said 2,563 civilians were killed and 5,676 were wounded in the first nine months of this year. Insurgents were responsible for 62 percent of the casualties.
Beijing expressed resolve to see through a proposed deal that could bring an end to the US-China trade war.
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