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Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plotA Thai court has convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philippine president's fiercest critic arrested, posts bailPresident Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress has been arrested after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him
The Associated Press1 hour ago
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after a Chinese government report accusing the Trump administration of bullying other countries dampened hopes for a settlement in their escalating tariff war. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global stocks turn higher, price of oil keeps risingGlobal stock markets are higher as investors parse the latest news in the United States trade disputes. The price of oil continues to gain on concerns that OPEC countries would not increase production.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China demands US cancel arms sale to TaiwanChina has demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and cooperation if Washington fails to do so
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Kabul mural honors AFP photographer slain in IS bombingAmnesty International, Afghan art collective unveil mural in Kabul honoring AFP's slain chief photographer, Shah Marai
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Rescued Indian and Irish sailors reach remote islandAustralian officials say an Indian and an Irish sailor rescued from damaged sailboats in the remote southern Indian Ocean have set foot on land when they reach an island to undergo medical assessments.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Chinese police patrol in formation past a store from American clothing retailer Gap at an outdoor shopping area in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. A Chinese trade envoy said Tuesday that talks with Washington are impossible while the United States "holds a knife" to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China official says talks impossible with 'US holding knife'Chinese official: Trade talks with Washington impossible while the United States 'holds a knife' to Beijing's neck by imposing tariff hikes
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Vietnam jails activist for anti-government posts on FacebookA court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 27 months in prison for Facebook posts that judges say insulted the ruling Communist Party and government
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflictTo Indonesia's government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with gunmen to foment revolt in isolated jungles
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sips on a drink as she delivers a speech at a dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London.  Ardern is visiting New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, and while she is admired abroad by many people, she is facing political hurdles at home. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Admired abroad, New Zealand leader faces hurdles at homeNew Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is visiting New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly and has announced a number of high-profile media interviews she'll be doing
The Associated Press13 hours ago
3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor freed on bondThe owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is free on bond after being accused by authorities of having sex with an underage girl
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Charles Kao, Nobel-winning optical fiber pioneer, dies at 84Charles K. Kao, a Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in optical fiber technology, dies at age 84
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 49 days at seaAn Indonesian teenager has survived 49 days adrift at sea after the floating wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings
The Associated Press1 day ago
AP Photos: The Maldives opposition's surprise election winAP Photos: The Maldives opposition's surprise election win
The Associated Press1 day ago
Maldivian watch a live telecast of statement delivered by president Yameen Abdul Gayoom at a cafe in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the Maldives' contentious presidential election, which was widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. Famed for its sandy white beaches and luxury resorts, the nation of islands and atolls in the southern Indian Ocean has seen economic growth and longer life expectancy under strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, according to the World Bank. But democratic freedoms have been curtailed. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidateMaldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television
The Associated Press1 day ago
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