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Australia asks Israel to quickly extradite alleged pedophileAustralia's prime minister says he will raise with Israel's next administration the need for a quick resolution to a 5-year-old extradition battle over an Israeli educator accused of child sex abuse in an Australian school
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Fire burning for 2nd day disrupts center of New Zealand cityFire at convention center under construction in New Zealand's largest city is causing more disruption and casting doubt on whether the building will host a meeting of world leaders in 2021
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chan Tong-kai, center, walks as he is released from prison in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Chan, who's wanted for killing his girlfriend last year on the self-ruled island, had asked the Hong Kong government for help turning himself in to Taiwan after his sentence for money laundering offenses ends on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong government to withdraw bill that sparked protestsHong Kong authorities are set to formally withdraw an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president for Global Design for Nissan Motor Corp., speaks during Nissan's presentation of the media preview of the Tokyo Motor Show Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Scandal of absent Ghosn hangs over Nissan at Tokyo auto showOvershadowing the futuristic technology on display at this year's Tokyo Motor Show is the downfall of Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indonesia president names election rival as defense ministerIndonesian President Joko Widodo has named election rival Subianto as his defense minister and added technocrats and entrepreneurs to his Cabinet
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chan Tong-kai, center, walks as he is released from prison in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Chan, who's wanted for killing his girlfriend last year on the self-ruled island, had asked the Hong Kong government for help turning himself in to Taiwan after his sentence for money laundering offenses ends on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Suspect whose case led to Hong Kong's unrest leaves prisonA murder suspect whose case indirectly led to Hong Kong's ongoing protests has been freed after serving a prison sentence in a money laundering case
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, an Indian paramilitary force soldier stands guard near a barbwire barricade during restrictions in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. The Trump administration remains concerned about the ongoing crackdown in India-administered Kashmir, the restive Himalayan region stripped of its special constitutional status in August, but supports India's development "objectives" there, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells said in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 22, ahead of a congressional hearing in Washington. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
US diplomat: Kashmir human rights a concern for WashingtonA U.S. diplomat overseeing South Asia says the Trump administration is concerned about human rights in India-administered Kashmir but supports India's development "objectives" for the restive Himalayan region stripped of its special status in August
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Prosecutors seek court change for Goldman Sachs's 1MDB trialMalaysian prosecutors are seeking a court change for Goldman Sachs's criminal trial over its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This undated combination photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 and made by the North Korean government, shows scenes of the Diamond Mountain resort where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited, in Kumgang, North Korea. Kim ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim orders South's buildings at resort in North be destroyedNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy sanctions and resume tours there
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Taliban say new intra-Afghan peace talks to be held in ChinaThe Taliban say a fresh round of intra-Afghan peace talks is to be held in China next week
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Japan's Emperor Naruhito speaks as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Trump congratulates Japanese Emperor NaruhitoPresident Donald Trump has congratulated Japanese Emperor Naruhito on his enthronement
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, containers of the herbicide glyphosate are for sale at a farm supply store in Nakhon Phanom Province, northeast Thailand. Thailand's government has agreed to ban the use of the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos, all widely regarded as dangerous to human health, starting Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicalsThailand's government has agreed to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hands as he shouts "banzai" or cheers in front of Emperor Naruhito during a ceremony to proclaim Emperor Naruhito's enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum ThroneJapan's Naruhito proclaims himself Emperor during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace, declaring himself the country's 126th monarch.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Lawsuit vs Sri Lankan presidential favorite dismissed in USThe daughter of a Sri Lankan journalist assassinated during the country's civil war says she'll appeal a U.S. court's decision to throw out her lawsuit against Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the front-runner in Sri Lanka's upcoming presidential election
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Indonesia oil pipeline fire kills Chinese workerAuthorities say a Chinese worker was killed in a fire at an oil pipeline in western Indonesia
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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