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Sister of girl found dead in North Texas placed with familyOfficials say the sister of a girl who was adopted from India and found dead last month in suburban Dallas is with relatives after being in foster care
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this picture taken on May 4, 2017, a Pakistani boy who was allegedly raped by a mullah or religious cleric, sits on a swing in Kehror Pakka, Pakistan. An AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas, or Islamic schools, in Pakistan. But in a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged in public. It is even more seldom prosecuted. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by cases of sex abuseAn AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas in Pakistan
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pakistani court declares no-show finance minister 'offender'Pakistani judge declares finance minister an 'offender' for not appearing before court in graft case against him
The Associated Press4 hours ago
AP probe: Sexual abuse pervasive in Pakistan Islamic schoolsAP investigation finds hundreds of cases of sex abuse reported at Islamic schools in Pakistan over past decade
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Bali volcano spews ash and steam, alert not raisedThe Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali spewed ash and steam, but authorities said its alert level remained unchanged
The Associated Press9 hours ago
3 militants, Indian commando killed in fighting in KashmirPolice say at least three suspected militants and an army commando have been killed in two separate gunbattles in disputed Kashmir
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Shares are higher in Asia after Wall Street regained lost ground overnight. Japan’s benchmark rebounded as the yen held steady against the dollar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
European markets brush off worries over German uncertaintyEuropean stock markets pushed higher Tuesday as investors brushed aside concerns over the political uncertainty in Germany
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ex-officials accused of corruption in Manila train contractThe Philippine government has filed complaints with an anti-graft office accusing many Cabinet officials in the previous administration of corruption in a maintenance contract for a Manila commuter train line hounded by near-daily breakdowns
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Correction: Myanmar-Foreign Ministers storyCorrection: Myanmar-Foreign Ministers story
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this May 2, 2012, file photo, human rights activist Jiang Tianyong speaks to journalists outside a hospital after his failed attempt to see blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who is believed to be seeking treatment in Beijing, China. A court in central China has sentenced Jiang to two years in prison Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prisonA court in central China has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict in a sweeping crackdown on activism
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Thai police search for 20 suspected Uighurs who escapedThai police say they are stepping up security along the country's borders as they search for around 20 suspected ethnic Uighurs who escaped an immigration detention center
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Despite Trump lobby, only 'some' leaders condemn PyongyangThe Philippines says only "some" Asia-Pacific leaders condemned North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles at an annual summit in Manila last week
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, addresses a speech to the newly-elected parliament at the parliament building, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Like Syria, North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism. The designation will expand the already substantial array of sanctions the U.S. has imposed on trade with North Korea. (SANA via AP, File)
A look at the 4 countries the US says sponsor terrorismA look at the very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism, and why they are on it
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, photo, tents are seen in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims live, after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August 2017, when the military launched what it called "clearance operations" in response to insurgent attacks. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new reportAmnesty International says Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," raising questions about what those who've fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home
The Associated Press15 hours ago
This Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, photo shows an apartment in Neyagawa, Osaka, western Japan where buckets filled with concrete were found. Japanese police say a woman went to a police station and confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for the babies. (Chika Oshima/Kyodo News via AP)
Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90sJapanese police say a woman went to a police station and confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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