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Sherpa guide who climbed Everest 10 times cremated in NepalHundreds of government officials, mountaineers and fellow Sherpa have mourned the death of climbing guide Ang Rita
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Storm heads to Tokyo area, residents urged to prepare earlyA tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean is slowly approaching the Tokyo region, and officials are urging residents to take precautions early from heavy rain and gusts
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Seoul: Missing South Korean official may be in North KoreaSouth Korea's Defense Ministry says that a South Korean official who disappeared off a ship near the disputed sea boundary with North Korea this week may be in North Korea
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a phone screen remotely addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters will be almost entirely "virtual." Leaders have been asked to pre-record their speeches, which will be shown in the General Assembly chamber, where each of the 193 U.N. member nations are allowed to have one diplomat present. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers fallingIndia has reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, second from right, speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Anwar said he has secured a majority in parliament to form a new government that is “strong, stable and formidable." (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new governmentMalaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has secured a majority in Parliament to form a new government that is “strong, stable and formidable.”
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has a parliamentary majority to form a new governmentMalaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has a parliamentary majority to form a new government
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Rescue crew members and boats are used to help a whale stranded on a sand bar near Strahan, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia's island state of Tasmania had died as rescuers managed to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation. (Brodie Weeding/Pool Photo via AP)
Nearly 500 pilot whales stranded in Australia; 380 deadMore pilot whales have been found stranded in Australia, raising the estimated total to almost 500, including 380 that have died, in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE- This Sept. 14, 2018 file photo shows Pangong Lake in Ladakh region, India. Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding talks Monday to find ways to resolve a monthslong tense standoff between the rival soldiers along their disputed mountain border in mountainous Ladakh region. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
India, China: Some progress in military talks on border spatThe militaries of India and China say senior commanders have agreed to not add more troops along their fast-militarizing disputed border in the mountainous Ladakh region where the two Asian giants are locked in a bitter months-long standoff
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Pakistan sentences 2 to death for deadly 2012 factory fireA Pakistani court has sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the factory owners refused to pay bribes
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this image made from UNTV video, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)
China's Xi: COVID reveals isolationism as a futile pursuitChina’s leader took oblique potshots at the United States and its diplomatic policies Tuesday
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Pakistan says Afghan cross-border fire kills soldierPakistan’s military says a soldier has been killed overnight in the country’s northwest by fire from across the Afghan border
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Poll indicates New Zealand's Ardern poised to win reelectionA new opinion poll indicates that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to win a second term in office when the nation goes to the polls next month
The Associated Press22 hours ago
China: Spying allegations against NYC cop 'pure fabrication'China says allegations against a New York City police officer charged with being an “intelligence asset” for the Chinese government are a “pure fabrication” and part of a U.S. plot to smear Chinese diplomats in the United States
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Rescue crew members and boats are used to help a whale stranded on a sand bar near Strahan, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia's island state of Tasmania had died as rescuers managed to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation. (Brodie Weeding/Pool Photo via AP)
Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far Officials say around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia’s island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation
The Associated Press1 day ago
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