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Pakistan: No talks with India until Kashmir status restoredPakistan's prime minister says his government will not hold any talks with India until New Delhi lifts a curfew in Kashmir and reinstates the disputed region's special autonomous status
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sri Lanka to hold presidential election on Nov. 16Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, amid calls for a strong leader to boost national security as the country recovers from deadly Easter Sunday bomb attacks
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Suicide bomb targets government office in east AfghanistanAfghan official says militants are attempting to storm a government office in an eastern provincial capital on Monday, with a suicide bombing sparking a running gunbattle with security forces
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pro-China supporters wave Chinese national flag in a shopping mall in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Activists involved in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong appealed to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday to support their fight by banning the export of American police equipment that is used against demonstrators and by more closely monitoring Chinese efforts to undermine civil liberties in the city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protestsHong Kong has called off an annual fireworks display marking China's National Day as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thai leader dodges opposition questions over flawed oathThailand's prime minister has come under fire in parliamentary debate for having omitted a key phrase when taking his oath of office in July, but dodged opposition demands that he explain why he left it out
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A worker shows plastic waste at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Indonesia is sending hundreds of containers of waste back to Western nations after finding they were contaminated with used plastic and hazardous materials. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Indonesia sending back 547 containers of waste from WestIndonesia is sending 547 containers of waste back to Western nations after finding they were contaminated with used plastic and hazardous materials
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE- In this July 30, 2007, file photo, Air India's Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft, left and right, and Airbus A-321, center, stand parked during an event at the Chattrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai, India, Monday. Cash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals. Dhananjay Kumar, the state-run airline's spokesman, said Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, that the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights. In 2009, the airline fired 10 air hostesses for being overweight after they failed to get back in shape three years after they were switched to ground crew jobs. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)
Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat dietCash-starved Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing inflight menu to special low-fat meals
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Hiker drags himself through Australia woods with broken legA hiker says he crawled for two days through rugged Australian woodland with a broken leg and arm after falling six meters (20 feet) down a waterfall and then dropping his cellphone in a creek
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Thai officials deny swine fever outbreak after culling newsThailand's government has denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in the country's north
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman deathA Philippine court has found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained the ties of the Asian neighbors
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UK envoy tips trade deal with Australia months after BrexitBritain's top trade envoy says she expects to strike a free trade deal with Australia within months after leaving the European Union
The Associated Press13 hours ago
South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine feverSouth Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the country's massive pig herds
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this Aug. 16, 2019, photo, a participant stands beside a rainbow flag before a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. But activists say progress in equal rights has stalled since the constitution was adopted. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal's sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalledNepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation, but activists say progress has stalled
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Chinese-born Australian lawmaker fights election challengeLawyers for the first Chinese-born lawmaker to be appointed to Australia's Parliament and for a senior government minister have appeared in a court to fight challenges to their elections over misleading Chinese-language campaign signs
The Associated Press16 hours ago
CORRECTS DATE PHOTO TAKEN - Lee Ho-hyeon, a director general for International Trade Policy at the Trade, Industry and Energy Ministry, speaks at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. South Korea has gone through with plans to drop Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade in a tit-for-tat reaction to a similar move by Tokyo to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepensSouth Korea has gone ahead with plans to drop Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade in a tit-for-tat reaction to Tokyo's decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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