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Separate attacks kill 14 Afghan forces in Kabul, northeastAfghan officials say two separate militant attacks have killed 14 Afghan security personnel
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Indonesian army helicopter crashes, killing 4An Indonesian army helicopter has crashed on the main island of Java, killing four of the nine people on board
The Associated Press7 hours ago
India, China military commanders meet on frontier disputeIndian and Chinese military commanders have met to try to resolve a bitter standoff along their disputed frontier high in the Himalayas where thousands of troops on both sides are facing off
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Shigeru Yokota listens to his wife Sakie, the parents of Megumi Yokota who was abducted by North Korea in 1977, during a meeting in front of Megumi's photo, in Niigata, Japan in September, 2014. Shigeru Yokota died of natural causes before he was able to meet his daughter again, his group said Friday, June 5, 2020. He was 87. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea diesShigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and a dozen others who were abducted to North Korea in the 1970s, has died
The Associated Press13 hours ago
People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
Asia Today: Indonesia records single-day high in new casesIndonesia has reported nearly 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus, a new single-day high for the country that brought its total caseload past 30,000, as the government unveiled a stimulus package worth $47.6 billion to anchor the virus-battered economy
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Taiwanese voters oust mayor who sought presidencyVoters in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung have ousted their mayor, whose failed bid for the presidency on behalf of the China-friendly Nationalist Party earlier this year brought widespread disapproval among residents
The Associated Press15 hours ago
People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus ride past the Australian Embassy in Beijing, Saturday, June 6, 2020. China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing's latest attempt to punish the country for advocating an investigation into the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmersChina is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the country for advocating an investigation into the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Pakistani activists: Lawmaker inciting against journalistA Pakistani human rights group and several senior journalists are lambasting a lawmaker from the ruling party, saying he has been inciting to violence against a local TV station's news presenter
The Associated Press1 day ago
India, China trying to end army standoff in HimalayasIndian and Chinese foreign ministry officials discussed  the flaring of tensions on their disputed Himalayan border, where thousands of soldiers from the two countries have been facing off just a few hundred meters (yards) from each other for a month
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo, Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam. North Korea has threatened to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018 to reduce tensions if the South fails to prevent activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. The powerful sister said Thursday, June 4, 2020, the North could permanently shut a liaison office with the South and an inter-Korean factory park in the border town of Kaesong, which have been major symbols of reconciliation between the rivals.  (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)
North Korea threatens to shut liaison office with South North Korea is threatening to permanently abolish a liaison office with South Korea as it continues to condemn its rival for failing to prevent activists from sending anti-North Korean leaflets across the border
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Sept. 19, 2017, photo, Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last British governor, listens to questions at The Foreign Correspondents' Club to promote his new book in Hong Kong. Patten, is urging protesters in Hong Kong not to “lose faith” as Beijing appears to be tightening its control of the semi-autonomous city. The former British colony was returned to China under a “one country, two systems” framework that gives it greater freedoms. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Hong Kong's last British leader: China's agenda 'Orwellian'The last British governor of Hong Kong is criticizing the Chinese government over proposed national security legislation, saying it would violate the agreement on handing the territory over to Beijing
The Associated Press1 day ago
US airstrikes hit Taliban; 10 Afghan police killed in ambushU.S. forces have carried out two sets of airstrikes against the Taliban, in western and southern Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 day ago
New Delhi nurses protest as cracks show in Indian healthcareNurses at a top hospital in India’s capital which treats coronavirus patients are threatening to stage a one-day walkout next week if working conditions don’t improve
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistani couple suspected of killing 8-year-old maidPolice say they have arrested a Pakistani businessman and his wife who are suspected of beating to death their 8-year-old maid after she inadvertently opened a cage to feed the couple’s parrots and the birds flew away,
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bangladeshi courts freeing child suspects due to virus riskAuthorities in Bangladesh are releasing hundreds of child suspects facing mostly charges of petty crimes to avoid spreading of coronavirus in overcrowded detention centers
The Associated Press1 day ago
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