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Fire burning for 2nd day disrupts center of New Zealand cityFire at convention center under construction in New Zealand's largest city is causing more disruption and casting doubt on whether the building will host a meeting of world leaders in 2021
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Chan Tong-kai, center, walks as he is released from prison in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Chan, who's wanted for killing his girlfriend last year on the self-ruled island, had asked the Hong Kong government for help turning himself in to Taiwan after his sentence for money laundering offenses ends on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Suspect whose case led to Hong Kong's unrest leaves prisonA murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong's ongoing protests has been freed after serving a prison sentence in a money laundering case
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Kim orders South's buildings at resort in North be destroyedNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy sanctions and resume tours there
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Taliban say new intra-Afghan peace talks to be held in ChinaThe Taliban say a fresh round of intra-Afghan peace talks is to be held in China next week
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Japan's Emperor Naruhito speaks as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Trump congratulates Japanese Emperor NaruhitoPresident Donald Trump has congratulated Japanese Emperor Naruhito on his enthronement
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, containers of the herbicide glyphosate are for sale at a farm supply store in Nakhon Phanom Province, northeast Thailand. Thailand's government has agreed to ban the use of the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos, all widely regarded as dangerous to human health, starting Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicalsThailand's government has agreed to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hands as he shouts "banzai" or cheers in front of Emperor Naruhito during a ceremony to proclaim Emperor Naruhito's enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum ThroneJapan's Naruhito proclaims himself Emperor during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace, declaring himself the country's 126th monarch.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Lawsuit vs Sri Lankan presidential favorite dismissed in USThe daughter of a Sri Lankan journalist assassinated during the country's civil war says she'll appeal a U.S. court's decision to throw out her lawsuit against Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the front-runner in Sri Lanka's upcoming presidential election
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Indonesia oil pipeline fire kills Chinese workerAuthorities say a Chinese worker was killed in a fire at an oil pipeline in western Indonesia
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Hong Kong, Taiwan spar over fugitive case that led to unrestHong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked months of unrest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Bangladesh to start relocating some Rohingya to island soonAuthorities in Bangladesh say they want to start relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island soon from crammed camps near the border with Myanmar, from where they fled
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, an Indian paramilitary force soldier stands guard near a barbwire barricade during restrictions in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. The Trump administration remains concerned about the ongoing crackdown in India-administered Kashmir, the restive Himalayan region stripped of its special constitutional status in August, but supports India's development "objectives" there, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells said in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 22, ahead of a congressional hearing in Washington. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
US diplomat: Kashmir human rights a concern for WashingtonA U.S. diplomat overseeing South Asia says the Trump administration is concerned about human rights in India-administered Kashmir but supports India's development "objectives" for the restive Himalayan region stripped of its special status in August
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine painPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused by his fall off a motorcycle last week
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Thailand arrests German man for allegedly disposing of bodyPolice in Thailand are investigating the death of a German woman after arresting a German man for allegedly dumping her body into a canal
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Pakistan's imprisoned former premier rushed to hospitalPakistan's ex-PM Sharif rushed to hospital from prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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