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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. North Korea on Saturday, July 4, 2020, reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as "hostile" polices toward Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US North Korea is reiterating it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This aerial view shows the site of a mudslide caused by heavy rain in Ashikita town, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Heavy rain triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. (Kyodo News via AP)
Heavy rain floods southern Japan; 2 dead, about 10 missingHeavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and mudslides, leaving at least two presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued
The Associated Press4 hours ago
People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus wait to show the results of a smartphone health check app before they can enter an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, Saturday, July 4, 2020. China reported a single new case of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, plus a few more cases elsewhere believed to have come from abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: 3,000 Australians in Melbourne in hard lockdownAustralia’s Victoria state has recorded 108 new coronavirus cases, forcing authorities to lock down nine public housing towers and three more Melbourne suburbs
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Duterte pleads for calm after police fatally shoot troopsThe Philippine president has flown to the country’s volatile south to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Philippine president signs widely opposed anti-terror lawThe Philippine president has signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Investigator says pilot impaired by fumes in Sydney crashA crash investigator says a seaplane pilot was impaired by carbon monoxide fumes from engine exhaust when he flew off course and crashed into a river near Sydney in 2017 with the loss of six lives
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictionsThai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drillsThe Philippine foreign secretary is warning China of “the severest response” if ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over into Philippine territory
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan: 22 deadPakistani officials say a passenger train has crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Punjab province, killing at least 22 people
The Associated Press21 hours ago
China sends warning to India amid border clash falloutChina is warning India against making a “strategic miscalculation” following a bloody clash between forces from the two nuclear-armed Asian giants along their disputed border
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Myanmar leader blames joblessness for deadly mining tragedyMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expressing sadness over a landslide at a jade mining site in the country’s north that took at least 172 lives, blaming the tragedy on joblessness
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Was new Chex flavor worth South Koreans' 16-year wait?South Koreans have waited 16 years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this handout photo provided by the Press Information Bureau, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with soldiers during a visit to the Ladakh area, India, Friday, July 3, 2020. Modi made an unannounced visit Friday to a military base in remote Ladakh region bordering China where the soldiers of the two countries have been facing off for nearly two months. Modi’s visit comes in the backdrop of massive Indian army build-up in Ladakh region following hand-to-hand combat between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and dozens injured, the worst military confrontation in over four decades between the Asian giants. (Press Information Bureau via AP)
Modi visits military base close to China amid standoffIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an unannounced visit to a military base in the remote Ladakh region bordering China where soldiers from the two countries have been facing off for nearly two months
The Associated Press1 day ago
CORRECTS DATE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a politburo meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, July 2, 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fightNorth Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis.”
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon. Tokyo prosecutors said Friday, July 3, 2020, that a request for extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Ghosn flee Japan while he was out on bail has been filed. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Japan seeks extradition of Americans accused in Ghosn escapeTokyo prosecutors have filed a request for the extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan, flee Japan while he was out on bail
The Associated Press1 day ago
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