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In this photo released by Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA), Panamanian-flagged MT Frea, left, and Iranian-flagged MT Horse tankers are seen anchored together in Pontianak waters off Borneo island, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Indonesian authorities said that they seized the two vessels suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country's waters. (Indonesian Maritime Security Agency via AP)
Indonesia says it has seized Iranian and Panamanian tankersIndonesian authorities say they have seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian tanker suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country’s waters
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held partyA Russian social media celebrity is being deported from Indonesia on after he held a party at a luxury hotel on the resort island of Bali attended by more than 50 people despite coronavirus restrictions
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Chinese state broadcaster says 11 miners rescued after two weeks trapped underground following explosionChinese state broadcaster says 11 miners rescued after two weeks trapped underground following explosion
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Year after lockdown, Wuhan dissident more isolated than everOne year after Wuhan’s lockdown, the Chinese city has long since sprung back to life
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant the goods at a logistic distribution center in Shijiazhuang in north China's Hebei province on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A Chinese city has brought 2,600 temporary treatment rooms online as the country's north battles new clusters of coronavirus. (Mu Yu/Xinhua via AP)
Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st community case in monthsNew Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading in the community
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers carry a miner who was trapped in a mine to an ambulance in Qixia City in east China's Shandong Province, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Eleven workers trapped for two weeks by an explosion inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface on Sunday. (Chen Hao/Xinhua via AP)
Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mineRescuers in northern China have brought 11 workers safely to the surface two weeks after they were trapped by an explosion in a gold mine
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, a Chinese People's Liberation Army H-6 bomber is seen flying near the Taiwan air defense identification zone, ADIZ, near Taiwan on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings Friday as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation. (Taiwan Ministry of National Defense via AP)
US reaffirms Taiwan support after China sends warplanesThe U.S. has reaffirmed support for Taiwan following China's dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate its democratic government and test American resolve
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Sri Lankan municipal workers wait as they prepare to cremate a body of a COVID-19 victim at a cemetery in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Sri Lanka on Friday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to stop the system from collapsing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positiveSri Lanka’s health minister who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer has tested positive for COVID-19
The Associated Press1 day ago
China law empowers coast guard to use force amid disputesChina has authorized its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures on features it claims, potentially raising the possibility of clashes with regional maritime rivals
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this file image made from March 28, 2018, video, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 that two Canadians, including Kovrig, held for two years in a case linked to a Huawei executive have been indicted and put on trial, but gave no details. (AP Photo, File)
Diplomats contact Canadian held for over 2 years in ChinaCanada says its officials have met online with former diplomat Michael Kovrig, who has been held in China for more than two years in a case related to an executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei
The Associated Press1 day ago
Residents practice tai chi at a park in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A year after it was locked down to contain the spread of coronavirus, the central Chinese city of Wuhan has largely returned to normal, even as China continues to battle outbreaks elsewhere in the country. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemicA year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown
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A man is detained after confronting a police officer as he wants to enter the closed area in Jordan area of Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirusThousands of Hong Kong residents are locked down in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nepali climbers who scaled K2 in Pakistan recount successNepalese climbers who last week made history by scaling the world’s second highest peak — Pakistan’s K2 — in the winter season have praised Pakistan’s military and civil authorities for facilitating their challenging expedition
The Associated Press2 days ago
6 die in collapse of abandoned mine in northeast IndiaOfficials say six miners have died after being trapped in an abandoned coal mine that collapsed in India’s remote northeast
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