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Onetime Indian politician convicted in 1984 anti-Sikh riotsAn Indian court has convicted a former politician of helping incite violence during anti-Sikh pogroms that left thousands of people dead
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
1 Thai dead, 7 S. Korean tourists hurt in Thailand car crashThai police says a car accident involving three vehicles has killed one Thai man and left 11 other people injured including seven South Korean tourists
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam now producing electricityCambodia's largest hydropower project has begun producing electricity as the country tries to increase its energy capacity to support a jump-start to industrial expansion
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42A suspected gas explosion has destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan, injuring 42 people
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
A Kashmiri protester ducks to avoid tear smoke shell during a clash with Indian paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public marchSoldiers and police are enforcing a security lockdown to foil a public march toward India's military headquarters in disputed Kashmir in protest of weekend killings
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 21, 2018, file photo, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, arrives to address an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on MondayTaliban to meet with US officials United Arab Emirates; Saudi, Pakistani and UAE representatives also attending
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
World stocks mixed ahead of Brexit address; Fed in focusWorld markets mixed as British PM prepares to address lawmakers over Brexit; Fed in focus
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of Pakistani menPakistani men whose Muslim Uighur wives are held in China's re-education camps struggle to reunite their families
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this May 12, 2016, file photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn arrives for a joint press conference with Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in Yokohama, near Tokyo.  At left is Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa. Nissan’s board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. The Dec. 17, 2018, meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker’s two-decade alliance with Renault SA of France and its global brand, as well as highlighting shoddy governance. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandalNissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this May 12, 2016, file photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn arrives for a joint press conference with Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in Yokohama, near Tokyo.  At left is Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa. Nissan’s board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations. The Dec. 17, 2018, meeting comes amid an unfolding scandal that threatens the Japanese automaker’s two-decade alliance with Renault SA of France and its global brand, as well as highlighting shoddy governance. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandalNissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations
The Associated Press4 hours ago
New Zealand leader excited for holiday break with infantNew Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looking forward to spending more time with her daughter Neve over the Christmas break and thanking everybody who's helped her juggle responsibilities
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focusAsian markets rise on hopes that Fed would be less hawkish, following slower global growth
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FIEL - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe listens during an interview with the Associated Press at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate. Wickremesinghe's United National Party says on its official Twitter account that Wickremesinghe took oath before President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PMSri Lanka's president accused newly reappointed premier of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech in which he voiced doubts about their ability to work together
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Japanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern JapanJapanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan
The Associated Press19 hours ago
North Korean boys play snowball fight on Kim Il Sung Square as the Tower of The Juche Idea is seen in the background in Pyongyang, North Korea, where the winter season has started, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's deathNorth Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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