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Filipino Muslims vote in referendum on autonomous regionMuslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Carlos Ghosn, the Chairman and CEO of both Nissan and Renault, speaks at the New York International Auto Show in New York. Ghosn asked for his release on bail Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to fleeNissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is asking for his release on bail from a two-month detention in Japan
The Associated Press5 hours ago
U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham gives a press conference at the U.S. Embassy after meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad concluded his four-day visit to Pakistan, Sunday. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leadersA leading U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says he will urge President Donald Trump to meeting with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can come up with an agenda to end Afghanistan's 17-year war
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Afghanistan braces for rematch between political rivalsAfghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah have registered to run for president later this year, setting up a rematch after a bitterly disputed 2014 vote led to a power-sharing agreement brokered by the United States
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Masazo Nonaka eats a cake after receiving the certificate from Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man at then age 112 years and 259 days during a ceremony in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido. In the early hours of Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, Nonaka died at his home _ a hot springs inn _ in northern Japan at the age of 113. (Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP)
World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern JapanThe world's oldest man has died at his home _ a hot springs inn _ in northern Japan at the age of 113
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Pakistan arrests officers after shooting that left 4 deadAuthorities in Pakistan have arrested counter-terrorism police officers after they killed a middle-aged couple and their 13-year-old daughter in what the police initially claimed was a shootout with insurgents
The Associated Press15 hours ago
China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spendingChina slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending as trade war hits exports
The Associated Press1 day ago
US peace envoy: Washington wants to see peace in AfghanistanU.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says Washington is ready to "address legitimate concerns" of all Afghan sides in order to restore peace in Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in PakistanPakistani police say counter-terrorism officers have killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters hold cut-outs of the Awami League political party leaders during a rally celebrating the party's overwhelming victory in last month's election in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo)
Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people's support at victory rallyBangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month's elections, is seeking the people's support at a victory rally in the capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in AustraliaA 20-year-old man has appeared in an Australian court charged with murder and rape in the death of an Israeli student in the city of Melbourne
The Associated Press1 day ago
FIEL - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, ailing radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, center, arrives for medical treatment at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalismLawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country's president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs
The Associated Press1 day ago
A staff adjusts the Japanese flag prior to a joint press conference of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growthTrade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc have geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative at a meeting in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership
The Associated Press1 day ago
Suspected Muslim rebels storm Thai temple, kill 2 monksPolice say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others in what may be an effort to torpedo peace talks between the government and Muslim separatist groups
The Associated Press1 day ago
Myanmar army ordered to take offensive against Arakan ArmyMyanmar's military has announced that the Arakan Army, a Buddhist rebel group in Rakhine state, has been classified a terrorist organization after mounting a flurry of recent attacks
The Associated Press2 days ago
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