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Landslide kills 5 in Indonesia's Java, 18 missingFive people are dead and 18 missing after a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java engulfed farmers working in their rice paddies
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pakistan says Indian sniper fire killed worker in KashmirPakistan says Indian troops opened fire in disputed Kashmir, killing a laborer on the Pakistani side
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Worries about US rate hikes return to stalk marketsWorld stock indexes are tracking Wall Street's decline as Fed report rekindled fears of inflation, rising bond yields
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Duterte bans reporter from presidential palace compoundThe Philippine president has banned a reporter from entering the presidential palace compound to attend news briefings because her online news organization's license to operate was revoked by the government's corporate watchdog
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Bangladesh High Court accepts appeal by ex-PM in graft caseBangladesh's High Court has accepted an appeal by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of her five-year prison sentence in a corruption case
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Afghan officials: Taliban attack police, intelligenceAfghan officials: Taliban hit police post in central province, killing 8 police; 4 intel officials killed in north
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Duterte: Labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expandedThe Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers "suffer brutal treatment and human degradation"
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo released by Japan's Ministry of Defense shows the words "Min Ning De You 078" written in Chinese on bow of a ship in the East China Sea. Japan's military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea, in the third such incident reported by Japan in the past month. (Ministry of Defense via AP, File)
China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. KoreaChina says it is "highly concerned" about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Police: No video showing Indonesian attacking Kim Jong NamA police witness has told a Malaysian court that there is no video evidence that shows an Indonesian woman smearing a nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader as part of an airport attack that killed him
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Briton, German arrested at Bali's airport in drug casesIndonesian customs officials have arrested two foreigners accused of attempting to smuggle drugs onto the tourist island of Bali
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, who is blinded by an acid attack, pauses during a rally welcoming him upon his arrival after months of medical treatment at the commission's headquarter after in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Baswedan was leading a probe into an epic graft scandal that has implicated prominent politicians when he was attacked last April. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Blinded investigator to Indonesia graft fighters: Stay braveAn anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Drug overdose at private school hospitalizes Australian boysFive teenage boys remain in an Australian hospital, some critically ill, after suffering drug overdoses at a private school
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Philippine rebels reject terror tag but still open to talksCommunist guerrillas say a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people and will fail to defeat them
The Associated Press13 hours ago
China says fire in sacred Tibetan monastery not arsonChinese authorities say they've ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is one of Tibetan Buddhism's most sacred sites
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. The Japanese father of the surrogate babies Mitsutoki Shigeta is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin and earns millions of dollars a year in dividends. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Mystery cloaks Japanese dad of 13 born from Thai surrogatesA wealthy Japanese man who has won sole legal custody of his 13 children born from surrogates in Thailand is virtually anonymous in his home country
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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