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Thai tradition dancers prepare before a religious ceremony near the Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand Monday, June 24, 2019. The 12 boys and their coach attended a Buddhist merit-making ceremony at the Tham Luang to commemorate the one-year anniversary of their ordeal that saw them trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist ritesThe 12 young soccer players and their coach who spent over two weeks trapped in a cave last year have gathered for rare public appearances to mark the anniversary of their ordeal
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Death toll from building collapse in Cambodia rises to 26Rescuers are searching the rubble of a building that collapsed in a Cambodian beach town after finding 26 bodies so far
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Protesters sit down to block the entrance to the Hong Kong Revenue Tower in Hong Kong on Monday, June 24, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests for the past two weeks over legislative proposals that many view as eroding the territory's judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of Chinese government efforts to chip away at the city's freedoms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new actionProtesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government building for nearly two hours and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this image made from video, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds a press conference Monday, June 24, 2019, in Perth, Australia. Morrison says eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters have been removed from Syria in Australia’s first organized repatriation from the conflict zone. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Australia repatriating 8 youth from Islamic State familiesAustralia's prime minister says 8 Australian children and grandchildren of 2 slain Islamic State group fighters have been removed from Syria in Australia's first organized repatriation from the conflict zone
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on EverestThirty entire tents, their contents scattered by the wind, were among the shocking amount of trash left after a record climbing season on Mount Everest
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Taliban threaten Afghan media, say reporters to be targetedTaliban threaten Afghan media, say journalists will be targeted unless outlets stop broadcasting government propaganda
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson discusses his budget plan in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand remains one of the few developed countries where people with bank savings have no recourse if their bank fails, but the government said Monday, June 24, 2019 that's about to change. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
New Zealand to start protecting bank deposits of most saversGov't taking steps to change New Zealand's status as one of the last few developed countries where people with bank savings have no recourse if their bank fails
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaRecent developments surrounding the South China Sea, where China and its neighbors are engaged in territorial disputes
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Strong quake recorded in Indonesia's Banda Sea, no tsunamiA strong earthquake has struck in Indonesia's Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Closing arguments set for missing Chinese scholar caseClosing arguments are set for federal death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Train crash kills 4, injures at least 65 in BangladeshFive coaches on passenger train veer off tracks in northeastern Bangladesh, killing at least 4 and injuring 65
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Underage fighters drawn into Indonesian separatist conflictThe long-simmering conflict between Indonesia's military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, highlighting how a new generation of fighters is emerging
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Participants compete during a marathon and biking event in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Around 4,000 took part in the event Sunday morning, organized by local authorities to raise funds to improve conditions at the now famous Tham Luang cave complex. The youngsters went in to explore before rain-fed floodwaters pushed them deep inside the dark complex. Their rescue was hailed as nothing short of a miracle. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand's Wild Boars mark year since going missing in caveWhen the 12 young boys and their soccer coach walked into a cave complex in northern Thailand a year ago, they didn't know their lives were going to forever change
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Indian soldiers recover bodies of 7 missing mountaineersAn Indian official says paramilitary soldiers have reached the bodies of seven of eight members from a team of international climbers believed killed on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Victims from the site of a collapsed building are treated at a hospital in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia, Saturday, June 22, 2019. A seven-story building under construction collapsed in Cambodia's coastal city of Sihanoukville early Saturday, killing seven workers and injuring 21, authorities said. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapseCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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