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Afghan officials: Suicide car bomber kills 3 intel officersAfghan officials say a suicide car bomber killed three intelligence officers in an attack on a security convoy patrolling in eastern Paktia province
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a screen shows the landed Chang'e-5 spacecraft and a moon surface picture, below, taken by camera aboard Chang'e-5 spacecraft during its landing process, at Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon Tuesday to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced. (Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP)
Chinese spacecraft carrying lunar rocks lifts off from moonChina's space agency says its spacecraft has lifted off from the moon with a load of lunar rocks
The Associated Press8 hours ago
State media report Chinese probe has lifted off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks on first stage of return to EarthState media report Chinese probe has lifted off from moon with cargo of lunar rocks on first stage of return to Earth
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Indian gov't, farmers to meet again over highway blockade The Indian government and protesting farmers are reporting some progress in talks and have agreed to meet again over the weekend to discuss a blockade of key highways leading to the capital by thousands of farmers angry over new agriculture laws
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Rohingya refugees who are being moved to an island called ‘Bhasan Char’ gather outside a transit area where they are temporally housed in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec.3, 2020. (AP Photo/Shafiqur Rahman)
Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to island Authorities in Bangladesh have begun relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 accused critics in the U.S. government of "an escalation of political suppression" against Beijing following a report of new visa restrictions on members of China's ruling Communist Party and their immediate family members. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China hits out at US over new visa restrictionsChina is accusing critics in the U.S. government of “an escalation of political suppression" against Beijing following new visa restrictions on members of China's ruling Communist Party and their immediate family members
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth, center, gestures as he addresses a press conference outside his residence in Chennai, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future. (AP Photo/R.Parthibhan)
Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political partyIndian movie superstar Rajinikanth says he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Peter Jackson poses for photographers at the BAFTA awards in London. Jackson's company, Weta Digital, one of the world's premier visual effects companies, will begin producing original content. Tech billionaire Sean Parker has been approved by New Zealand authorities to buy a one-third stake in Jackson's visual effects studio. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Sean Parker OK'd to buy stake in Peter Jackson's VFX studioNew Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker's purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson’s visual effects studio
The Associated Press17 hours ago
China testing blunders stemmed from secret deals with firmsSecrecy and cronyism crippled China’s testing capacity in the early days of the outbreak, an Associated Press investigation has found
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 photo, Jimmy Lai arrives at a court in Hong Kong. Jimmy Lai, the pro-democracy Hong Kong media tycoon who was arrested during a crackdown on dissent was charged Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020, with fraud but no national security offenses, two newspapers reported. Jimmy Lai of Next Digital, which owns the Apple Daily newspaper, was among 10 people arrested Aug. 10 on what police said was suspicion of violating a national security law and collusion with a foreign country. Lai, 71, was later released on bail but police raided his company's offices in October. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail on fraud chargeOutspoken Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate and media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been refused bail on a fraud charge amid a growing crackdown on dissent in the semi-autonomous city
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Parents place candles during a special service to wish for their children's success in the college entrance exams at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including dozens of confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
S. Koreans take college entrance exam amid viral resurgenceHundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 41 confirmed COVID-19 patients, are taking the country's highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Outspoken Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail after being charged with fraud amid crackdown on dissentOutspoken Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail after being charged with fraud amid crackdown on dissent
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reviews an honor guard during a ceremony ahead of a meeting at Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's official residence in Tokyo. Morrison said Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, a tweet by a Chinese official which shows a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to slit a child's throat is “truly repugnant." (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China A diplomatic war of words between Australia and China over a graphic tweet seems to have finally cooled as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison struck a much more conciliatory tone
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A woman hangs on a paper note to wish for her child's success in the college entrance exams at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asia Today: S. Korean students take exams amid viral spikeHundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 41 confirmed COVID-19 patients, have taken the highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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