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Pakistan says Afghan cross-border fire kills soldierPakistan’s military says a soldier has been killed overnight in the country’s northwest by fire from across the Afghan border
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Poll indicates New Zealand's Ardern poised to win reelectionA new opinion poll indicates that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to win a second term in office when the nation goes to the polls next month
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China: Spying allegations against NYC cop 'pure fabrication'China says allegations against a New York City police officer charged with being an “intelligence asset” for the Chinese government are a “pure fabrication” and part of a U.S. plot to smear Chinese diplomats in the United States
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rescue crew members and boats are used to help a whale stranded on a sand bar near Strahan, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia's island state of Tasmania had died as rescuers managed to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation. (Brodie Weeding/Pool Photo via AP)
Australian rescuers save 25 of 270 stranded whales so far Officials say around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia’s island state of Tasmania have died, with rescuers managing to return 25 to the sea in an ongoing operation
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Lam says Australian judge gave no reason for quittingHong Kong leader Carrie Lam says an Australian judge on Hong Kong’s top court gave no reason for his resignation, a move that has raised questions about the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s reputation for judicial independence
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance togetherA group of young Afghans – both women and men – is coming together in the war-torn capital to practice a mystical Sufi Islamic dance
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Taiwan's Tsai visits base following Chinese show of forceTaiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is visiting a military base on one of Taiwan’s outlying islands in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Chinese real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang speaks near the Chinese character for "Real Estate" at a press reception for his book on China's property market in Shanghai. Ren, the former chairman of a Chinese state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in a corruption case, the government announced. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft caseThe former chairman of a Chinese state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years on graft chargesCritic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years on graft charges
The Associated Press8 hours ago
People wearing face masks walk past an outdoor photography exhibition of healthcare workers in Melbourne, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The photo essay created by photographer Phoebe Powell is to acknowledge the people working in the Parkville Biomedical Precinct which is home to some of the world's leading medical researchers, clinicians and academics keeping Victoria state safe during the coronavirus pandemic. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a yearPresident Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain order
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Australia state leader welcomes Israeli extradition ruling An Australian state leader has described an Israeli court decision to extradite a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of molesting children as a victory for abuse victims
The Associated Press9 hours ago
CORRECTS TRANSLATION OF WORDS - An ethnic minority woman carrying her child leaves a clinic at the apartment houses compound built by the Chinese government in Yuexi county, southwest China's Sichuan province on Sept. 11, 2020. China's ruling Communist Party says such initiatives have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty. But they can require drastic changes, sometimes uprooting whole communities. They fuel complaints the party is trying to erase cultures as it prods minorities to embrace the language and lifestyle of the Han, who make up more than 90% of China's population. The words on top reads: "Yuexi county Yuecheng Community Health Service." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fightThe ruling Communist Party says its initiatives have helped to lift millions of people out of poverty
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Storm heading northward toward Japan packing winds, downpourA tropical storm developing in the Pacific Ocean is slowly sweeping toward Japan, threatening the main island of Honshu with heavy rainfall and harsh winds
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Veteran Sherpa guide who set Everest record dies at age 72A veteran Sherpa climbing guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at age 72
The Associated Press1 day ago
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