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China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet riverChina says around 6,000 people have been evacuated following a landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Critics slam Seoul for denying refugee status to YemenisSouth Korean progressives are criticizing Seoul's government for rejecting refugee status to nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen whose arrival in the southern resort island of Jeju earlier this year triggered an anti-immigration uproar
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Taliban target NATO convoy, killing 2 Afghan civiliansTaliban target NATO convoy near the Afghan capital, killing at least 2 civilians; 3 NATO troops among the wounded
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Candidate: Elections key to countering Afghan conservatismAfghan woman candidate: Saturday's elections key to countering conservatism that stifles opportunities for women
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pakistan launches search for 11 abducted Iranian guardsPakistan has told Tehran that its security forces are trying to trace 11 members of Iran's border force who were abducted by militants
The Associated Press3 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and Vietnam's Defense Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich leave a meeting room in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP)
US officials optimistic on US-China military tiesAfter a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, port workers chat each other next to a pile of cargo at a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan has recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year, marking the first decline since 2016, after several natural disasters. September imports rose 7 percent, according to data released Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, by the Ministry of Finance. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016Japan exports slip in September as trade tensions weigh on business
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, center, a prominent Vietnamese blogger, stands trial in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom,” was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government. (Tien Minh/ Vietnam News Agency via AP, File)
Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for USVietnam has freed a well-known blogger, "Mother Mushroom," after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Indian Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar, center, hugs Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini in New Delhi, India. Akbar has resigned amid accusations by at least 15 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as a news editor. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claimsIndia's junior external affairs minister resigns after 20 women accused him of sexually harassing them during his previous media career; he says he will challenge 'false allegations' against him
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Police chase away protestors who tried to stop women of menstruating age from going to the Sabarimala temple at Nilackal, a base camp on way to the mountain shrine in Kerala, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The historic mountain shrine, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the country's top court. Police arrested some protesters when they tried to block the path of some females. (AP Photo)
Protesters stop females ages 10 to 50 from entering templeAn Indian temple and one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage centers has opened its doors to females of menstruating age to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but hundreds of protesters fought with police to keep women out
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov applauds as he attends an opening ceremony of a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy, in Kiyanly, Turkmenistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The Turkmen government took on 15 percent of the plant's financing with the rest of the investments coming from Japan's Toyo Engineering and South Korea's LG International and Hyundai Engineering. (AP Photo/Alexander Vershinin)
Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plantThe Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a $3.4 billion chemicals plants in its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Pakistani police: Suspected drug dealer's sons kill reporterPakistani police: Sons of suspected drug dealer kill local reporter who wrote about their father's case
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Afghan National army soldiers search a car covered with campaign posters for Pacha Ahmadzai, a candidate in parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Independent Election Commission compound, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack pollsBomb kills Afghan parliamentary candidate as Taliban warn teachers, students not to take part in elections on Saturday
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Kashmiri women look towards the site of a gunbattle from the window of their house in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of disputed Kashmir on Wednesday shortly after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two suspected rebels and a counterinsurgency police official. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Fighting in Kashmir city leaves 3 combatants, civilian deadAnti-India protests and clashes have erupted in the main city in disputed Kashmir shortly after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two rebels, a civilian and a counterinsurgency police official
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Key allies quit Duterte Cabinet to run in electionsClose allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have resigned from his Cabinet to run in elections next year that will test his popularity and could determine his future political influence
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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