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Indian military admits wrongdoing in 3 Kashmir killingsIn a rare admission of wrongdoing, the Indian military says its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalistsThe Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lightning kills 7 in Cambodia, storm hits land in VietnamA tropical storm has made landfall in central Vietnam, killing one person, while seven people died in a lightning strike in neighboring Cambodia
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Japan police arrest fraud suspect linked to ex-PM's eventJapanese police have arrested a man on fraud charges linked to annual cherry blossom viewing parties that were hosted by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the new government is ruling out an investigation into how the party and its budget were used
The Associated Press8 hours ago
This Sept. 17, 2020, photo,  provided by Maxar Technologies shows a parade rehearsal Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.(Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
Satellite images show N. Korea preparing for military paradeSatellite images indicate that North Korea is preparing for a massive military parade in its capital to mark the 75th anniversary of its ruling party next month
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Int'l tribunal stays $5.8B fine on Pakistan in mining casePakistani officials say an international tribunal has granted it a stay pending a final decision on a $5.8 billion penalty
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Apple to launch first online store in India next weekApple says it will launch its first online store in India next week, as it seeks to increase sales in one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets
The Associated Press11 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)
China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy's visitTaiwan's defense ministry says China flew 18 warplanes including fighter jets near Taiwan in an unusually large show of force as a U.S. envoy held talks with officials on the self-governing island
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The logo of Australian Associated Press is displayed in its headquarters in Sydney, March 3, 2020. The Australian government has announced Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to journalism. (Danny Casey/AAP Image/ via AP)
Australia pays $3.7 M to help news agency though pandemicThe Australian government has announced a $3.7 million grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism
The Associated Press12 hours ago
An Afghan woman sits next to the grave of her son, adorned with his picture, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept 14, 2020. Scores of friends and families of students who were killed in local conflicts are gathering in a cemetery to call for a permanent countrywide ceasefire from the parties to the intra-Afghan peace conference taking place in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against womenThe U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is warning that extremist groups are planning attacks against a variety of targets, but are taking particular aim at women
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this April 20, 2015, photo, Bangladeshi garment workers leave for work in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.  After months of decline in exports of its garment products, Bangladesh’s economy is showing signs of recovery. The Asian Development Bank in a new report said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the country's economy's comeback was encouraging and it is expected to grow by 6.8 percent in the current fiscal year ending in June if this recovery sustains. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
Bangladesh economy shows early signs of pandemic recovery A rebound in garment orders after demand crashed during spring coronavirus shutdowns is helping to revive the Bangladesh economy
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Supporters of the Thai monarchy hold up images of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday Aug. 30, 2020.  A two-day rally planned for this weekend is jangling nerves in Bangkok, with apprehension about how far student demonstrators will go in pushing demands for reform of Thailand’s monarchy and how the authorities might react. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the Saturday-Sunday event.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Apprehensive Thais await major political rally in BangkokA two-day rally this weekend is jangling nerves in Bangkok, with apprehension about how far student demonstrators will go in pushing demands for reform of Thailand’s monarchy and how the authorities might react
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus is caught in the sunlight as she walks along a street in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: India's coronavirus cases jump by another 96KIndia’s coronavirus cases have jumped by more than 96,000 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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The Associated Press16 hours ago
Sri Lanka names captain of oil tanker a suspect in fireA Sri Lankan magistrate is ordering the captain of an oil tanker that caught fire off the country’s coast to appear in court as authorities seek $1.8 million from the ship’s owner for assistance provided in fighting the blazes
The Associated Press1 day ago
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