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Japan sticks to nuke fuel cycle despite plutonium stockpileJapan’s government says it will pursue a nuclear fuel recycling program that would involve extracting plutonium from spent fuel, despite international concerns about the country’s already huge plutonium stockpile and lack of prospects for effectively consuming it as nuclear fuel
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Australian law enforcement examine Vatican money trail A range of Australian law enforcement and corruption agencies are examining a reported transfer of money from the Vatican that Italian media have speculated might be linked to the overturned convictions of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, Cambodian garment factory workers ride on the back of a truck as they head to work outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the apparel industry, leaving many of the 65 million Asian garment factory workers struggling as factories close or cut back on wages, and the International Labor Organization is urging the industry to do more to protect them. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
ILO says garment industry should do more to help workersThe coronavirus pandemic has slammed the apparel industry, leaving many of the 65 million Asian garment factory workers struggling as factories close or cut back on wages, and the International Labor Organization is urging the industry to do more to protect them
The Associated Press10 hours ago
India frees Chinese soldier who strayed along disputed lineThe Indian army says it returned a Chinese soldier who had strayed into the Indian side in the remote region where the two countries are locked in a monthslong military standoff
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China's BYD, Japan's Hino announce electric truck ventureChinese electric car brand BYD Auto and Japanese truck maker Hino Motors say they are setting up a company to develop battery-powered trucks and buses
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Kyrgyzstan calls new parliamentary election in DecemberAuthorities in Kyrgyzstan have set a new parliamentary election for December following a disputed vote that led to the resignation of the country’s president
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pro-democracy activists remove barbed wires and barricades during their march to the Government House, prime minister's office during a protest march in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday pleaded with his countrymen to resolve their political differences through Parliament, as student-led protests seeking to bring his government down continued for an eighth straight day. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai protesters march in show of strength against governmentStudent-led protesters in Thailand have defiantly marched to the streets outside the prime minister’s office, repeating their demand that he step down even as he urged them to let Parliament deal with their calls for democratic reforms
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Afghan bring a man injured in a stampede to a hospital in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to Pakistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)
Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave countryAfghan officials say at least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Japan PM pushes closer Southeast Asia ties in China counterJapan’s new prime minister has pledged to help Southeast Asian nations increase their maritime security capabilities, as he uses his first overseas trip as leader to push his country’s vision for greater international cooperation to counter China’s influence in the region
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. The Trump administration's legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. The U.S. Justice Department filed an equally high-profile case against a technology giant in 1998. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Australian watchdog considers its own Google antitrust caseAustralia’s competition watchdog will consider its own antitrust case against Google after the U.S. Justice Department sued the company for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Blast in multistory building kills 3, injures 15 in PakistanPolice and rescuers say a powerful blast has ripped through a multistory building in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Visitors wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, wait in a line while maintaining social distancing outside of an exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asia Today: Philippines allows foreign travel to resumeThe Philippines has lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos, but the immigration bureau didn't immediately see many departures
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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