• FILE In this June 18, 2016, file photo, Yue "Jennifer" Wu serves the ball during an exhibition match in Dunellen, N.J. Wu is the first player to make the U.S. Olympic table tennis team by winning the Pan American Games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Chinese table tennis domination leads to exodus of talent

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top female table tennis player, China-born Jeon Ji-hee, has an easy explanation for why she had to leave her homeland to compete in the game she loves.

  • In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, Brazil's Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes points to the screen of a body scanner, during an inspection of safety procedures for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, at the International Airport in Brasilia, Brazil. Moraes surprised many last week by saying the chances of a terror attack at the games were “next to zero” and that the bigger concern is street crime. Just a day later, the federal police overseen by Moraes arrested 10 Brazilians allegedly belonging to an amateur cell that had professed allegiance to ISIS over the internet.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

    BEIJING (AP) — China issued a safety warning Friday to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

  • In this Friday, July 1, 2016, photo, protesters hold placards and wave Hong Kong colonial flags during the annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. As the Asian financial center prepares for legislative elections in September, a new wave of radical political activists are planning to join the campaign, including some who advocate the once-unthinkable idea of independence from China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong groups want unlikely China exit as election looms

    HONG KONG (AP) — Britain had its Brexit. Now some in Hong Kong are dreaming of their own version.

  • China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

    BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

  • Fans of British soccer club Manchester City watch the players train before a match in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The club will face Borussia Dortmund in a friendly match Thursday. (Chinatopix Via AP)

    Guardiola: Nasri yet to play in pre-season because of weight

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says midfielder Samir Nasri hasn’t featured yet in the pre-season friendlies because he is overweight.

  • In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 photo, Nyima Lhamo, 26, wipes a tear as she talks about her uncle Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent Tibetan religious leader who died in prison last year, during an interview with the Associated Press in Dharmsala, India. She arrived in the northern hill town of Dharmsala via Nepal Sunday after two weeks on the road with the help of smugglers who she paid $9,700 for the trip, leaving her aging mother and a six-year-old daughter, whom she may never see again. “It was necessary as the story of my uncle had to be told to the world. We don’t trust what China is telling us and demand a thorough investigation into his death,” she said, speaking through two translators. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

    Niece of Tibetan priest flees China, says he died of torture

    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The niece of a prominent Tibetan religious leader has fled China and arrived in exile in northern India to reveal what her family says is the truth about the man’s death in a Chinese prison.

  • Workers secure a fence at Olympic Park as they make preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    4 Russians among 11 positives from London 2012 retests

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday.

  • This image released by The Shakespeare’s Globe shows Phoebe Pryce, left, and Jonathan Pryce during a performance of "The Merchant of Venice." Fresh off two seasons on “Game of Thrones” as High Sparrow, Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce is now on an international tour as Shylock in a Shakespeare’s Globe production of “The Merchant of Venice” that co-stars his daughter, Phoebe.  (Manuel Harlan/The Shakespeare’s Globe via AP)

    Jonathan Pryce makes ‘Merchant of Venice’ a family affair

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Pryce is no stranger to William Shakespeare, but one play he has refused to do is “The Merchant of Venice” — until now.

  • FILE- In this July 26, 2016, file photo, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, attends the 23rd ASEAN regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Despite the Philippines taking on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea and winning big, other Southeast Asian nations with similar disputes who attended this week's meetings are apparently backing down from Beijing. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Analysis: China emerges more muscular after ASEAN meetings

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Daring to take on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines went to an international tribunal for justice, and won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory.

  • China sends Hong Kong journalists to up to 5 years in prison

    BEIJING (AP) — A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China.