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Amnesty condemns Indonesia police killings ahead of gamesAmnesty International says Indonesian police fatally shot dozens of petty criminals in a deliberate campaign of "unnecessary and excessive" force ahead of the Asian Games
The Associated Press8 minutes ago
Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, center, and Naran Singh, right, lawyers for Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong speak during a press conference after court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Huong and Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their defense Thursday, extending the trial for several more months. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Ong)
Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testifyA Malaysian judge found evidence two women participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill the North Korean leader's half brother and called on them to present their defense, extending their murder trial into next year
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this May 14, 2004 file photo, outgoing Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee attends a meeting with members of his Bharatiya Janata Party at the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi, India. Former prime minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at age 93. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel, File)
India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has diedFormer Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, dies at 93
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, sits on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Chinese plane skids off Manila runway in downpour; all safeA plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, left, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Doan and Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
The Latest: Indonesian to testify when murder trial resumesIndonesian defendant Siti Aisyah will be the first witness to testify when murder trial in the killing of Kim Jong Nam resumes in November
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandalChinese deputy governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Aug. 5, 2018, photo, a security guard chats with his mobile phone at a building that houses the headquarters of Sinarmas Group, one of Indonesia's largest palm oil company, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has suspended plans to give its influential endorsement to Indonesian paper giant Sinarmas after revelations it cut down tropical forests and used an opaque corporate structure to hide its activities. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Forests group halts plan to endorse Indonesian paper giantForests group halts plan to restore endorsement for Indonesian paper giant
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistan's ruling party suspends lawmaker for assaultPakistan's ruling party of Imran Khan suspends newly elected lawmaker over video of him beating up a citizen
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Men carry the coffin of a relative who died in Wednesday's deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day's horrific suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul to 34 killed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in KabulAs Kabul Shiites mourn their dead, hold funeral services, IS claims horrific suicide bombing that killed 34 students
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Myanmar panel probing Rohingya crisis pledges independenceMembers of a commission established by Myanmar's government to investigate human rights violations in western Rakhine state, where 700,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority fled brutal army operations, have pledged to be impartial
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Security personnel arrived at the site of a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighbourhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Both the resurgent Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan have targeted Shiites in the past, considering them to be heretics. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is 'war crime'The Latest: Amnesty International says attack on Shiite students in Kabul is a 'war crime'
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcryChinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this April 2, 2018, fie photo, a commuters walks past an advertisement discouraging the dissemination of fake news, at a train station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's new government on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'Malaysia's new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, dies at age 93Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, dies at age 93
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A man browses his smartphone in front of an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Asian shares are falling as investors fret over slowing economic growth, especially in China. Technology stocks and oil and metals prices skidded overnight on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
European stock markets pick up after losses in AsiaStock markets are higher in European trading after Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and a downbeat day in Asia
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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