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A man is detained after attacking a police officer as he wants to enter the closed area in Jordan area of Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirusThousands of Hong Kong residents are locked down in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Nepali climbers who scaled K2 in Pakistan recount successNepalese climbers who last week made history by scaling the world’s second highest peak — Pakistan’s K2 — in the winter season have praised Pakistan’s military and civil authorities for facilitating their challenging expedition
The Associated Press7 hours ago
6 die in collapse of abandoned mine in northeast IndiaOfficials say six miners have died after being trapped in an abandoned coal mine that collapsed in India’s remote northeast
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Talks between Indian farmers, government reach stalemateTalks between leaders of protesting farmers and the Indian government have ended abruptly in a stalemate, with the agriculture minister saying he has nothing more to offer than an 18-month suspension of contentious agricultural reform laws
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Tens of thousands protest against Nepal's prime ministerTens of thousands of people have protested in Nepal’s capital against the prime minister for dissolving Parliament and ordering new elections in an escalating feud within the governing party
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Brand-new ultralow-temperature freezers are seen at a warehouse at Kanou Reiki, a freezer supplier, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Sagamihara, west of Tokyo. Some of COVID-19 vaccine must be kept at the ultra-cold temperature of around -70 degrees Celsius (-94 degrees Fahrenheit). Japan is accelerating preparations for COVID-19 vaccinations in hopes of starting them in late February, but uncertainty is growing as the country faces vaccine-shy public, slow approval process and bureaucratic roadblocks, casting a doubt if Tokyo Olympic this summer is possible. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over OlympicsJapan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, South Korean K-Pop group Epik High members arrive to attend the K-POP Awards 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit in 2020. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song is not relevant.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scenePopular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit last year
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Timeline: China's COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown of WuhanThe 76-day lockdown of the Chinese city of Wuhan that began one year ago Saturday was the most extreme step taken up to that point against the coronavirus
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Sri Lankan municipal workers wait to receive bodies of COVID-19 victims at a cemetery in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Sri Lanka on Friday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to stop the system from collapsing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spreadSri Lanka has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to prevent the medical system from collapsing
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Relatives of plane's victims cast flowers into Indonesia seaRelatives of crash victims prayed and threw flowers into the Java Sea where a  Sriwijaya Air jet plunged into the water almost two weeks ago, killing all 62 people on board
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Journalists and guests listen to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, on screen, speaking from Lisbon, Portugal, during a virtual news conference at the Foreign Corespondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Ai said that his latest documentary “Coronation” has been refused to be exhibited at major film festivals and online TV platforms due to its sensitivity. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
2 films offer 2 tales ahead of Wuhan lockdown anniversaryTwo new films about Wuhan have been released on the eve of the anniversary of the 76-day lockdown in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus was first detected
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Mongolian PM quits in COVID-19 hospital treatment scandal Mongolia’s prime minister has resigned following a protest over a hospital’s treatment of a new mother who tested positive for the coronavirus
The Associated Press21 hours ago
After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who helplessly watched his country's economy decay amid pandemic border closures while brooding over the collapse of made-for-TV summits with former President Donald Trump that failed to lift sanctions from his country
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Truck with quarry explosives blasts in India, killing 5Police say a truck carrying explosives detonated at a stone-crushing unit in southern India, killing at least five people
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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