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The Latest: India Nobel laureate disappointed with Suu KyiIndian Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi says he is hugely disappointed with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Ky's stand on the Rohingya issue, calling it among this "era's biggest humanitarian crises."
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English talks to the media at his hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. New Zealanders were voting Saturday in a national election that appears to be a close race between conservative English and liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern. (Doug Sherring/New Zealand Herald via)
Polls close in New Zealand's neck-and-neck national electionPolls have closed in New Zealand's national elections and the first results were trickling in for what is shaping up to be a close race
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Official: 4 children killed in Afghanistan road accidentAuthorities say at least four young children have been killed in a traffic accident in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province
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Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount AgungThousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are sheltering in sports centers, village halls and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century
The Associated Press2 hours ago
World wonders could NKorea fire nuclear missile over JapanWorld is asking if North Korea's next nuclear test will involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this May 8, 2016, file photo, a North Korean solder stands guard near barrels stacked up near the river bank of the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. China announced Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 it will limit oil supplies to North Korea under U.N. sanctions starting Oct. 1, 2017, stepping up pressure on Pyongyang over its pursuit of nuclear and missile technology. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
China imposes limit on oil supply to North KoreaChina imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea in new pressure over nuclear, missile ambitions
The Associated Press4 hours ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English waits to be interviewed on television in Taupo, New Zealand, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. English is fighting to keep his job when the nation votes in the general election on Saturday, Sept. 23. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
New Zealanders head to polls for neck-and-neck national voteNew Zealanders vote in national elections Saturday, with opinion polls indicating a close race
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: 1.2 million New Zealanders cast early votesFigures released by New Zealand election authorities show a record 1.2 million people chose to cast their votes before election day on Saturday.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Newly set up tents cover a hillock at a refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, in Taiy Khali, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. More than 420,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in less than a month, with most ending up in camps in the Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar, which already had hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled prior rounds of violence in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in MyanmarAmnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar's Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that military operations there have ended
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Rohingya man's Myanmar escape highlights relief and regretsRohingya man's dangerous escape from Myanmar highlights relief and regrets of refugees entering Bangladesh
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A Pakistani mother comforts her child Ali Afzal who was injured by Indian forces' shelling in a Pakistani village, at a hospital in Sialkot, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Many Pakistani villagers were killed and others were wounded in an overnight cross-border shooting by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Friday. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary))
Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6Pakistan's military says death toll from Indian attack in disputed Kashmir rises to 6, India says Pakistan initiated
The Associated Press13 hours ago
En esta foto del 21 de septiembre de 2017 distribuida el viernes 22 de septiembre de 2017 por el gobierno norcoreano, el líder norcoreano Kim Jong Un lee una declaración en respuesta al discurso del presidente estadounidense Donald Trump en las Naciones Unidas, en Pyongyang, Corea del Norte. En un regaño extraordinariamente directo, Kim calificó a Trump de "trastornado" y dijo que "pagará caras" sus amenazas, posible indicio de nuevos ensayos armamentistas inminentes. No se permitió el acceso de periodistas independientes al evento retratado en esta imagen distribuida por la Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service. El contenido de esta imagen es el provisto, sin verificación independiente.  (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons testNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobs crude insults at Trump and hints at frightening new weapons test
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest levelIndonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Court: Utility, not gov't responsible for Fukushima disasterA Japanese court has ruled that a utility, not the government, should pay compensation for dozens of former residents of Fukushima for the losses of their livelihood due to the 2011 nuclear plant meltdowns cause by the massive earthquake and tsunami
The Associated Press19 hours ago
For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to countRohingya Muslim refugee children struggle with the traumas they've lived through and the loss of their childhood
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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