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Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30Afghan Interior Ministry official: Suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in western Kabul kills at least 30
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Kabul has killed at least 30 peopleAfghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Kabul has killed at least 30 people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
5 villagers die in clash with police at Myanmar jade mineState media say police in northern Myanmar have opened fire on hundreds of villagers who tried to enter a jade mine, killing at least five and injuring 20 others
The Associated Press1 hour ago
India looking forward to visit by US secretary of stateIndia says it is looking forward to a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to New Delhi next week to further strengthen a partnership based on a shared commitment to a rule-based international order
The Associated Press3 hours ago
People walk across a street in front of an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Asian shares pushed higher on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice for the next Fed chief.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Global stocks get modest boost from US tax hopesWorld stock markets pushed higher Friday after the passing of a budget resolution in the U.S. Senate stoked hopes that President Donald Trump's tax reform package will be enacted.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Chinese official: Fallen politician plotted against leadersA top figure in China's ruling Communist Party has accused a dismissed regional leader of plotting to 'usurp party leadership'
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Building collapse kills 8 in southern IndiaPolice say a building housing a state-run bus operator has collapsed in southern India, killing 8 bus drivers and staff
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this June 15, 2017 photo, Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves outside the office of the Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, indicted Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistani court indicts ex-PM Sharif in 3rd corruption caseA Pakistani court indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a third case of corruption after an official probe concluded he concealed assets abroad
The Associated Press10 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: China's Xi opened the 19th Communist Party congress; Philippine soldiers patrol in Marawi
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Jacinda Ardern talks to reporters on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister and hopes to take the country on a more liberal path following nine years of rule by the conservatives. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader ArdernNew Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?Back in black: Thai capital returns to mourning colors as cremation of beloved king approaches, but what of the long term?
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese peacekeepers watch a screen displaying the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in southern Lebanon. Chinese President Xi Jinping is channeling a red-blooded nationalism as he seeks to strengthen the Communist Party's role in Chinese life and assert Beijing's rise as a global superpower. Xi's muscular foreign policy could become even more assertive following this month's party congress, where he's expected to get a second five-year term as party secretary general.  (Dong Yongkang/Xinhua via AP)
Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new eraA new form of red-blooded Chinese nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to strengthen the party's role in Chinese life
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in PhilippinesThree Russian navy anti-submarine ships arrived in the Philippines while two other ships are coming to deliver donated military equipment
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Australia dismisses North Korea letter as rant against TrumpAustralia's prime minister has dismissed a letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a "rant" against President Donald Trump and a sign that Pyongyang is "starting to feel the squeeze" of escalated sanctions.
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this undated photo provided by General Motors Holden, cars are assembled on a production line in Adelaide, Australia. The Australian auto manufacturing era ends after more than 90 years on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 when General Motors Co.'s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide. The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and changing global car market. (General Motors Holden via AP)
Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closingThe last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia has rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in Adelaide as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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