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10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremonyPolice say at least 10 people in southern India have died of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pakistan says bomb attack kills 6 troops in BaluchistanPakistan's military says a roadside bomb targeting security forces has killed six troops and wounded several others in the country's southwestern town of Buleda
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Truck veers off road in Nepal, killing at least 16 peopleAt least 16 people have been killed and many more are injured after a truck veers off a mountain road in Nepal
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring othersPolice: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Restaurateur acknowledges trying to frame wife as terroristA Maryland restaurateur has acknowledged he paid a man to both frame his wife as a terrorist and burn down his restaurant
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Indian court rejects probe into Rafale fighter jet dealIndia's top court has rejected petitions seeking a probe into the government purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France
The Associated Press7 hours ago
AP Explains: Sri Lankan prime minister to resign amid crisisAP Explains: Disputed Sri Lankan prime minister to resign in attempt to end political crisis
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thai Islamic leaders tighten rules on child marriageIslam's guiding council in Thailand has introduced new regulations requiring that marriages with children under age 17 be approved by a religious committee
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Philippines: 66 alleged militants convicted in kidnappingsA Philippine court has found 66 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf guilty of kidnapping dozens of students, teachers and a Catholic priest in the south in 2000, in the largest single conviction involving the brutal Muslim militant group
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrate outside the supreme court complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.  Sri Lanka's Supreme Court unanimously ruled as unconstitutional President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections, a much-anticipated verdict Thursday that further embroils the Indian Ocean island nation in political crisis.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Lawmaker: Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka's prime ministerA Sri Lankan lawmaker says disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the country's political crisis
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Official: Offensive against Taliban kills at least 20An Afghan official says an assault on Taliban positions in northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, which included U.S .air strikes, killed at least 20 insurgents, contradicting Taliban claims of civilian casualties
The Associated Press9 hours ago
China urges Japan to ensure rights of 2 in shrine protestChina's foreign ministry says it has urged Japan to ensure the legal rights of two Hong Kong residents who staged a protest this week at a shrine to Japan's war dead in Tokyo
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, the container ship Maersk Emerald is unloaded at the Port of Oakland, Calif. China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US cars, auto partsChina suspends tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following trade cease-fire with Washington
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Bangladesh opposition leader's motorcade allegedly attackedRuling party activists have allegedly attacked an opposition leader's motorcade ahead of Dec. 30 national elections
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Sannio Siangshai)
13 young miners feared dead in India's remote northeastPolice say 13 young miners are missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were illegally digging in India's remote northeast
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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