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Australia to create its own space agency for economic boostAustralia has announced it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Asian shares mixed as focus turns to world election resultsAsian shares mixed as investors turn attention to global politics and evaluate weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaThe Philippines navy gave chase to Vietnamese fishing vessels operating within the country's exclusive economic zone and opened fire on one of them
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after electionNew Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: Rohingya Muslims wait on line to collect food aid in Bangladesh; Indian artists dressed as the Hindu god Rama perform during Dussehra festivities
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Asian shares mixed as investors mull weekend vote resultsAsian shares mixed as investors turn attention to global politics and evaluate weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Graft accusations made against Chinese insurance regulatorChina's top anti-corruption body says the country's former insurance regulator has been turned over to prosecutors to face criminal charges accusing him of bribery and other offenses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
AP PHOTOS: Rohingya cry for 'motherland' at refugee campAP PHOTOS: Rohingya cry for their 'motherland' at Bangladesh refugee camp
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Australians' support of gay marriage weakens in new pollSupport for legalizing gay marriage in Australia weakened in an opinion poll released as voters are being asked where they stand in the issue in a national postal ballot
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Philippines assures Vietnam of fair probe on dead fishermenThe Philippine government said a Vietnamese fishing vessel initiated "very dangerous maneuvers" and slammed into a Filipino navy boat during a chase, prompting its sailors to fire warning shots then later found two Vietnamese dead
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedyThe boats bobbing in the water can mean both hope and tragedy for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar; 430,000 have arrived in Bangladesh, but not everyone makes it
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslim Syed Noor's sons sleep inside their uncle's shelter in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee MyanmarThe massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but several recent refugees say at least tens of thousands more are huddled near beaches or in forests waiting to escape
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Bali volcano eruption fears spark exodus of more than 35,000More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills girlPakistan says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing a young girl and wounding two other people
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Suicide bomber strikes convoy in Afghan capital, wounds 3Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a suicide car bomber has struck a convoy of international forces in the capital, wounding three civilians
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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