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Afghan forces rescue 2 abducted Pakistani diplomatsPakistan's says Afghan troops have rescued 2 diplomats who went missing in Afghanistan last month
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sydney police kill suspected robber in main train stationAustralia police say they fatally shot a man in Sydney's Central train station who was suspected of attempting to rob a florist
The Associated Press2 hours ago
48 dead as heavy monsoon rains lash western IndiaAt least 48 people have been killed as large swathes of western India are lashed by heavy monsoon rains and heavy flooding over the last week
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Nepal prime minister adds 19 new Cabinet ministersNepal's prime minister has added 19 new ministers to the Cabinet, giving some stability to his coalition government nearly two months after assuming office
The Associated Press3 hours ago
5 Indonesian provinces declare emergencies over forest firesFive Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as peatlands burn in Aceh and the risk of annual dry season fires elsewhere increases.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Philippines: top N. Korean diplomat to join security meetingPhilippine officials say North Korea's top diplomat will attend an annual Asian security conference in Manila, where concern over the North's nuclear weapons program is expected to be high on the agenda
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistani police arrest 20 villagers over 'honor' rapePakistani police arrest 20 members of village council over instructing man to rape 17-year-old girl to avenge his sister
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Monday, July 24, 2017, photo, Indigenous people known as Lumads form the words "Save Lumad Schools" as they join a march of thousands of protesters to coincide with the state of the nation address of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Human rights groups asked Duterte Wednesday, July 26, 2017, to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said international humanitarian law "prohibits attacks on schools and other civilian structures unless they are being used for military purposes," adding that deliberate attacks on civilians, including students and teachers, "is also a war crime." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schoolsHuman rights groups have asked the Philippine president to withdraw his threat of airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Critic of Cambodian leader defiant in defamation trialA political analyst in Cambodia who faces up to two years in prison and a penalty of half a million dollars in a defamation case brought by Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken a defiant stance in court, demanding that the leader confront him in person
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, journalists wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo. Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. reversed on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, into profit for the April-June quarter from losses the previous year, boosted by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Nintendo records quarterly profit on Switch sales successJapanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. reverses into profit in April-June quarter from losses the previous year, boosted by popular Switch hybrid game machines
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Men look at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Asian stock markets are mixed Wednesday, with upward momentum from a record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices offset by investor caution ahead of the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks rise on corporate earnings, ahead of FedWorld stocks rise on generally positive corporate earnings reports, ahead of Federal Reserve's interest rate decision
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chief Justice Roberts: Technology poses challenge for courtU.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says he thinks rapidly advancing technology poses one of the biggest challenges for the high court
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Cambodia deports telephone fraud suspects to ChinaPolice in Cambodia say they have deported 17 telephone fraud suspects to China among hundreds of alleged scam artists who have been caught and expelled in recent years.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
The Latest: Tanker operators end strike in PakistanA spokesman for Pakistan's oil and gas regulator says oil tanker operators have ended a strike that created a shortage of petroleum products across the country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Image of Asia: Passengers sleep on Bangkok trainImage of Asia: Passengers sleep on Bangkok train bound for northern city of Chiang Mai
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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