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New East Timorese Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak reads out the oath of office during his inauguration in Dili, the capital of East Timor, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kandhi Barnez)
New East Timor government marred by corruption allegationsEast Timor's president has refused to swear in 11 Cabinet ministers because of corruption investigations in a rocky beginning for a new government formed after a protracted political stalemate in the young nation
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Indian policemen chase Kashmiri protesters during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Shops, businesses and schools shut down in the Indian portion of Kashmir Thursday in response to a strike call given by separatists against recent civilian deaths and the killing of a senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Fatal fight sets off anti-India protests, clashes in KashmirPolice say at least four rebels, a police official and a civilian were killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in which at least 20 were injured
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Belgian gets life on cocaine smuggling charges in CambodiaA Cambodian court has sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison on charges of smuggling cocaine into the country
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, June 22, 2018. Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Global markets, oil rise as OPEC mulls output increaseGlobal stocks and oil prices are higher as investors monitor OPEC's discussion on increasing crude production.
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Photos showing the reunion of family members from North and South Korea are displayed as South Korean Yoo Gi-jin, 93, talks with a Red Cross official to fill out application forms to reunite with his family members living in North Korea, at the headquarters of the Korea Red Cross in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 22, 2018. North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. The signs on the photos read: "1st generation of separated families. We do not have time." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split familiesNorth and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis
The Associated Press11 hours ago
AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by warAP Explains: Reunions between families divided by 1950-53 Korean War are highly emotional and diplomatically sensitive
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this photo provided by South Korea Unification Ministry, South Korean Red Cross President Park Kyung-seo, second from left, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Pak Yong Il during a meeting at Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Friday, June 22, 2018. North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. (South Korea Unification Ministry via AP)
Rival Koreas agree to reunions of war-separated familiesNorth and South Korea have agreed to hold temporary reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War in August as they boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Seoul says rival Koreas agree to hold reunions of war-separated families on Aug. 20-26Seoul says rival Koreas agree to hold reunions of war-separated families on Aug. 20-26
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistan's former dictator Musharraf resigns from his partyPakistan's ex-dictator Musharraf resigns from party, signals no plans to return home or get involved in July elections
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Afghan official says16 militia killed in Taliban attackAn Afghan official says Taliban fighters killed 16 militia loyal to the government in an early morning ambush in northern Badghis province
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, right, walks with newly appointed National Bank Gov. Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, front left, to attend a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Lim said that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah's appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1 for a five-year term. (AP Photo)
Malaysia names new central bank governorMalaysia has named an experienced former central bank official, Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, as the new central bank governor
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE- In this Nov. 13, 2016 file photo, an Indian holds 2000 rupee currency notes in Jammu, India. Police say at least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and ate more than $19,000 in currency. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
In India, rats have a $19,000 mealPolice say at least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and ate more than $19,000 in currency
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman reacts after his sentence hearing at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to deathAn Indonesian court has sentenced radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman to death for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Pakistani rights activist's home ransacked; laptops takenPakistani rights activist's home ransacked, laptops and travel documents seized amid fears of escalating media crackdown
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this photo released by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Instagram, Thursday, June 21, 2018, Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford pose with their newborn daughter at the Auckland City Hospital, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Jacinda Ardern via AP)
After giving birth, New Zealand leader craves mac-n-cheeseNew Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese and plans to spend at least one more night in an Auckland hospital with her newborn girl.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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