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AT 19 Aug 2018 14:56:27 UTC, an earthquake was reported at 4.5 km (2.8 mi) S of Belanting, Indonesia.
Big quakes trigger landslides on Indonesia's Lombok islandStrong earthquakes have unleashed landslides, damaged buildings and caused panic on the Indonesian island of Lombok
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Taliban fighters gather with residents to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Ghani made the announcement Sunday during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire, Taliban to replyAfghan president Ashraf Ghani has announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Another strong quake jolts Indonesia's LombokAnother strong earthquake has struck near the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok
The Associated Press2 hours ago
U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)U.S. Geological Survey says magnitude 6.9 quake hits near Indonesia's Lombok island at depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles)
The Associated Press2 hours ago
'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apartHundreds of Koreans will participate, starting Monday, in a week of temporary reunions with relatives most haven't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War cemented the division of the Korean Peninsula into the North and South
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Volunteers travel in a boat with essential supplies for stranded people in a flooded area in Chengannur in the southern state of Kerala, India, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian stateOfficials say some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Khan's party wins top office in Pakistan's PunjabThe legislature in Pakistan's largest province has elected a member of Prime Minister Imran Khan's party as chief minister following last month's elections
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indian children play in floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. India receives its annual rainfall from June-October. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian stateThousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged
The Associated Press17 hours ago
People watch the oath taking ceremony of newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, telecasting by a news channel at a restaurant in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime ministerImran Khan, a former cricket star and longtime politician, has been sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistan says Indian fire kills villager in KashmirPakistan's Foreign Ministry and officials say Indian troops have killed a Pakistani villager and wounded two others in "unprovoked firing" in the Himalayan region of Kashmir
The Associated Press1 day ago
Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansionDefense experts say Taiwan is responding to China's defense buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the island
The Associated Press1 day ago
Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visitA Chinese state broadcaster says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met with Chinese billionaire Jack Ma at the start of his trip to China
The Associated Press1 day ago
Families leave their houses during a nearby clash between insurgents and security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the city's Shiite residents held funeral services for the victims of a horrific suicide bombing the previous day that left over 30 dead. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talksThe leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime ministerPakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister
The Associated Press1 day ago
Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off Indonesia; no damageA strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface has shaken an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage
The Associated Press1 day ago
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