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2 Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout with militantsPakistan’s military says two soldiers have been killed and four wounded in a shootout with militants
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE-In this June 13, 2018 file photo, an Indian woman separates grain from the husk in a paddy field in Mayong village on the outskirts of Gauhati, India,. Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers on Sunday approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
Indian lawmakers pass farm bills amid uproar in Parliament Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers have approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Witnesses: Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civiliansWitnesses say Afghan government airstrikes killed at least 24 civilians, among them children, and wounded another six
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customersCannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws
The Associated Press12 hours ago
People wearing face masks pack in a shopping arcade of Asakusa district in Tokyo Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Train stations and airports in Japan are filled with people traveling over the “Silver Week” holiday weekend, in a sign of recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo News via AP)
Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in IndiaAustralia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Pro-democracy protesters wear masks usually used to avoid tear gas during a protest in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. The mass student-led rally that began Saturday is the largest in a series of protests this year, with thousands camping overnight near the royal palace, demanding for new elections and reform of the monarchy. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
Thai protesters install plaque symbolizing democracyAnti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital have installed a plaque symbolizing the country’s transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped out and stolen three years ago
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A man wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus carries a load on his head in Jammu, India, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Asia Today: India's cases keep rising; rallies in MelbourneIndia has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours
The Associated Press1 day ago
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, right, attends a memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui with his daughter in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Lee led the island's transition to democracy and died at age 97 in July. (Pool Photo via AP Photo)
China sends more warplanes as Taiwan honors late leaderChina has sent 19 more warplanes toward Taiwan for the second day as the island's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy have paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan’s transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui
The Associated Press1 day ago
A paramilitary policeman stands guard outside a trade fair in Beijing on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. China's Ministry of Commerce on Saturday, Sept. 19 2020 issued regulations for its "unreliable entity" list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger its national sovereignty, security or development interests. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China announces regulations for 'unreliable entity' listChina’s Ministry of Commerce has issued regulations for its unreliable entity list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger its national sovereignty, security or development interests
The Associated Press1 day ago
A child flies a kite during a pro-democracy rally at Sanam Luang in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Protesters gathered Saturday in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and the country's conservative establishment. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Thai protesters' rally pushes demands for democratic reformsThousands of demonstrators have defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital to support the demands of a student-led protest movement for new elections and reform of the monarchy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Japanese PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrineFormer Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has visited a shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indian military admits wrongdoing in 3 Kashmir killingsIn a rare admission of wrongdoing, the Indian military says its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists
The Associated Press2 days ago
Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalistsThe Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lightning kills 7 in Cambodia, storm hits land in VietnamA tropical storm has made landfall in central Vietnam, killing one person, while seven people died in a lightning strike in neighboring Cambodia
The Associated Press2 days ago
Japan police arrest fraud suspect linked to ex-PM's eventJapanese police have arrested a man on fraud charges linked to annual cherry blossom viewing parties that were hosted by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the new government is ruling out an investigation into how the party and its budget were used
The Associated Press2 days ago
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