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Pakistan holds collective burial for 130 killed in fuel firePakistan holds collective funeral for 130 of the victims of massive fuel tanker fire earlier this week
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Thai court reverses verdict against alleged 'Popcorn Gunman'An appeals court in Thailand has overturned the guilty verdict of man convicted of shooting four people, one fatally, by opening fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack during a political confrontation in 2014
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Supporters of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kahsmir burn a representation of an Indian flag during a rally to condemn sanctions imposed on Syed Salahuddin, lower right on banner, by the U.S State Department, in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The U.S. on Monday imposed sanctions on Salahuddin, leader of the main rebel group that fights against Indian control in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, just hours after he appeared in a video urging Kashmiris to hold a weeklong protest across the disputed Himalayan territory. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)
AP Explains: Who is Salahuddin, rebel named terrorist by US?A Kashmir rebel leader who was designated a terrorist by the U.S. is considered a hero in his home territory
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this combo photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen hugging various heads of state and VIPs. U.S. President Donald Trump should have been ready for a bear hug from Narendra Modi this week in Washington. The folksy embrace has become a signature move for the Indian prime minister in greeting global leaders and celebrities alike. (AP Photo, File)
Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugsPresident Donald Trump should have been ready for a bear hug from Narendra Modi
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People walk near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
European stocks dented by surge in the euroGlobal shares mixed, awaiting cues from central bankers
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crashThe U.S. Navy has paid tribute to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, June 26, 2017, putting the world’s most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria, China’s downgrade is to be announced Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the State Department when Tillerson unveils the annual Trafficking in Persons Report to Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
China hits back at US on human trafficking downgradeChina has pre-emptively hit back at the United States for speaking "irresponsibly" ahead of an expected Trump administration move to name China among the world's worst human trafficking offenders
The Associated Press3 hours ago
With no election winner, Mongolia sets runoff for July 9Mongolia will hold its first runoff election for president next month after none of the candidates attained the necessary majority in Monday's voting
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Protesters wear masks of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatmentAs recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the Nobel Peace laureate might be ill in Chinese prison
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Protesters wear masks of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatmentAs recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the Nobel Peace laureate might be ill in Chinese prison
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest ChinaA second landslide has struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris
The Associated Press7 hours ago
14-year-old excites country with record Japanese chess debutA 14-year-old boy is taking his country by storm with a record-breaking start to his pro career in the Japanese version of chess
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Workers on a platform clean window panels near a mural depicting a scene of Shanghai financial hub on display outside the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, China, Monday, June 26, 2017. A global financial organization said the world economy picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time. However, the Bank for International Settlements, an organization for central banks, said Sunday that the recovery is maturing and faces risks from populist rejection of free trade and from high debt that could burden consumers and companies as interest rates rise. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Premier Li: China can control financial risks as debt risesChina's top economic official has tried to quell concern about its rising debt levels, saying Beijing can control financial risks and hit this year's growth targets
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurantOutside South Korea's capital, a tiny restaurant serves up potato pancakes, blood sausage _ and memories of the outcast homeland to the north that the eatery's customers may never see again
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes keyPapua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's economic woes
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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