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India to buy 33 Russian fighter aircraft for $2.43 billionIndia’s defense ministry has approved the purchase of 21 Russian MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters costing  $2.43 billion to augment its air force as the country faces security challenges on its borders with China and Pakistan
The Associated Press4 hours ago
US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghan warA statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad says Washington’s peace envoy has told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan’s Taliban and Kabul’s political leaders are close to starting negotiations to decide the face of a post-war Afghanistan
The Associated Press5 hours ago
4 linked to reporter's murder to stay in prison in PakistanOfficials say a British Pakistani man and three others convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist, whose sentences were overturned in April, will remain in government custody for another three months
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A Kahmiri wails over the dead body of his father Bashir Ahmed Khan inside an ambulance as the body arrives at his residence on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Suspected rebels attacked paramilitary soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir, killing Khan and a paramilitary soldier, according to government sources. The family refutes the claim. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers KashmirisA photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of shooting the 65-year-old man during a clash with rebels
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Rescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 peopleRescue workers say death toll in landslide at Myanmar jade mine has surged to at least 113 people
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Police charged for 2 deaths in custody during India lockdownFour police officers have been arrested over the deaths in custody of a father and son who were detained for keeping their mobile phone shop open during coronavirus lockdown in southern India
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rescue workers use poles to carry a body shrouded in blue and red plastic sheet Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar. At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions. (AP Photo / Zaw Moe Htet)
Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 peopleOfficials in Myanmar say a landslide at a jade mine in the country’s north has killed at least 162 people
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Myanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 peopleMyanmar government says landslide at a jade mine in country's north has killed 50 people
The Associated Press11 hours ago
An employee removes stickers and posters with messages in support of the pro-democracy movement at a restaurant in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Hong Kong police have made the first arrests under a new national security law imposed by mainland China, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against it. Police say they arrested 10 people under the law, including at least one who was carrying a Hong Kong independence flag. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
China, pro-Beijing activists condemn 'meddling' in Hong KongChina's government and pro-Beijing activists in Hong Kong are condemning what they call foreign meddling in the territory's affairs, as countries move to offer Hong Kongers refuge and impose sanctions on China over a new security law
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Long-shut factory helps COVID-struck Afghans breathe freeFor seven years, Najibullah Seddiqi's oxygen factory sat idle in the Afghan capital Kabul
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Australia may offer safe haven to Hong Kong residentsAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government is considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China’s move to impose a tough national security law on the semi-autonomous territory
The Associated Press13 hours ago
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has his temperature checked as he arrives at a private educational academy to inspect the prevention measures of the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 2, 2020. South Korea reported dozens of new cases as the virus continues to spread beyond the capital area and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens were found infected this week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asia Today: India's virus cases surpass 600,000, curve risesIndia’s number of coronavirus cases has passed 600,000, its infection curve is rising and its testing capacity is being increased
The Associated Press15 hours ago
New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blundersNew Zealand’s health minister has resigned following a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press17 hours ago
CORRECTS THE AMOUNT TO MILLION, NOT BILLION -FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush arrives for the opening of the Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court on Thursday, July 2, 2020, rejected a newspaper publisher's appeal against Oscar-winning actor Rush's $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. (AP Photo/Paul Jeffers, File)
Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout An Australian court has rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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