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A farmer attempts to climb a tower, as fellow farmers watch him as they attempt to move towards Delhi, at the border between Delhi and Haryana state, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Thousands of agitating farmers in India faced tear gas and baton charge from police on Friday after they resumed their march to the capital against new farming laws that they fear will give more power to corporations and reduce their earnings. While trying to march towards New Delhi, the farmers, using their tractors, cleared concrete blockades, walls of shipping containers and horizontally parked trucks after police had set them up as barricades and dug trenches on highways to block roads leading to the capital. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talkThousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital are pressing on with their protest against agricultural legislation they say could devastate crop prices, while the government seeks talks with their leaders
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Kashmir people vote in local polls amid cold and security The first phase of local civic polls has opened in Indian-controlled Kashmir amid tight security
The Associated Press5 hours ago
People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk at an outdoor shopping area in Beijing, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. KoreaSouth Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Inflatable yellow ducks, which have become good-humored symbols of resistance during anti-government rallies, are lifted over a crowd of protesters Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-democracy demonstrators are continuing their protests calling for the government to step down and reforms to the constitution and the monarchy, despite legal charges being filed against them and the possibility of violence from their opponents or a military crackdown. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand's pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coupPro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand have held another rally to make fun of their critics and warned of the possibility of a military coup
The Associated Press19 hours ago
India's economy contracts by 7.5%, enters its 1st recessionIndia’s economy contracted by 7.5% in the July-September quarter following a record slump of 23.9% in the previous three months, pushing the country into a recession for the first time in its history
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Indonesian police move transgender celebrity to private cellIndonesian police have moved a female transgender Instagram celebrity, Millen Cyrus, to a special cell following public outrage over her initial placement in a male detention cell after she was arrested as a suspect in a drug case
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, attends a signing ceremony at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Thailand on Friday signed a deal to procure 26 million doses of the trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. (Chalinee Thirasupa/Pool Photo via AP)
Thailand, Philippines sign for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccineThailand has signed a deal to procure 26 million doses of a trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University
The Associated Press23 hours ago
India: Pakistan shelling kills 3 Indian soldiers in KashmirThe Indian army says at least three Indian soldiers have been killed in a barrage of mortar shelling and gunfire by Pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this image made from video, Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang holds a microphone as opposition party lawmakers from the Nationalist party (KMT) block his attempt to speak during a parliament session in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Taiwan's lawmakers got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. The banner at right reads: “Democratic Progressive Party feeds people with ractopamine pork.” (FTV via AP)
Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floorLawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Feb. 22, 2019, file image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the shadow, center above, of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft after its successful touchdown on the asteroid Ryugu. The Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid carrying soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, a space agency official said Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (JAXA via AP, File)
Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears homeA Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a yearlong journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system
The Associated Press1 day ago
A farmer attempts to climb a tower, as fellow farmers watch him as they attempt to move towards Delhi, at the border between Delhi and Haryana state, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Thousands of agitating farmers in India faced tear gas and baton charge from police on Friday after they resumed their march to the capital against new farming laws that they fear will give more power to corporations and reduce their earnings. While trying to march towards New Delhi, the farmers, using their tractors, cleared concrete blockades, walls of shipping containers and horizontally parked trucks after police had set them up as barricades and dug trenches on highways to block roads leading to the capital. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indian police agree to allow protesting farmers into capitalThousands of angry Indian farmers have been allowed to enter the capital to protest new farming laws after they clashed with police who had blocked them at the outskirts of New Delhi
The Associated Press1 day ago
Volunteers paint an image of an elephant named "Kaavan" on a crate to be used to be transported Kaavan to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave his Pakistani zoo for better conditions in Cambodia
The Associated Press1 day ago
Passengers, including British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, disembark from an Australian Government jet after arriving at Canberra Airport, in Canberra, Australia, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Government officials say Moore-Gilbert freed from Iran prison after more than 800 days has arrived back home. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
Government officials say Australian academic freed from Iran prison after more than 800 days has arrived back homeGovernment officials say Australian academic freed from Iran prison after more than 800 days has arrived back home
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party Politburo in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down capital Pyongyang as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
S. Korea agency says N. Korea executed people, shut capitalSouth Korea's spy agency has told lawmakers that North Korea executed at least two people, banned fishing at sea and locked down its capital as part of frantic anti-coronavirus steps
The Associated Press1 day ago
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