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California man gets life for buying Filipino childrenA California man was sentenced to life in federal prison for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography in what prosecutors called one of most "lurid, willful, and disturbing" child exploitation case in the nation
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe leads his Singaporean counter part Lee Hsien Loong as they walk for their talks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Singapore PM visits Sri Lanka, nations OK free trade dealSingapore and Sri Lanka have signed a free trade agreement for the two countries during a three-day visit by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the Indian ocean island nation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Taliban say they met with Pakistani officialsThe Taliban say five of its members met with Pakistani officials in the capital, Islamabad, to discuss ways of ending the war in neighboring Afghanistan
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Man sentenced for smuggling king cobras in potato chip cansA California man has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for smuggling three highly venomous king cobra snakes through the mail in potato chip canisters
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistan official: Suspect arrested in killing of 7-year-oldPakistani official: Suspect arrested in rape and killing of 7-year-old girl whose brutal death stirred outrage
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 photo, posters reading "protest," pasted at walls of a neighborhood of seven-year old Zainab Ansari in Kasur, Pakistan. A child protection committee has launched a program in school warning children against going with strangers following the brutal rape of Zainab, whose body was left in a garbage dump earlier this month, has roiled Conservative Pakistan and revealed a sexual predator who has raped and killed at least 11 girls in Zainab's hometown of Kasur. He is still at large.(AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuseBrutal rape, killing of 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump unleashes revulsion around Pakistan
The Associated Press5 hours ago
An Afghan security guard stands at the entrance gate of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff. The siege ended on Sunday with Afghan security forces saying they had killed the last of six Taliban militants who stormed the hotel in suicide vests late the previous night, looking for foreigners and Afghan officials to kill. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
US says multiple Americans among casualties in Kabul attackU.S. State Department says multiple American citizens are among the dead and wounded in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in the capital Kabul over the weekend
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, relocated Rohingya refugees arrive at the Balukhali refugee camp outside Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
AP PHOTOS: AP photographer captures struggles of RohingyaAP PHOTOS: Veteran AP photographer Manish Swarup has been capturing the struggles of the more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims now living in sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh
The Associated Press8 hours ago
People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Asian stock markets posted strong gains on Tuesday, as an upbeat forecast for global economic growth and the end of the U.S. government shutdown added to the market's optimistic mood. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
World shares rise on global growth hopes, US shutdown's endWorld stock markets are rising Tuesday, led by strong gains in Asia as an upbeat forecast for global economic growth and the end of the U.S. government shutdown helped lift sentiment.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this April 25, 2015, photo, fans of the Nanjing Qianbao soccer team hold their team's banner before a match in Nanjin in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, hundreds of people marched in freezing weather in Nanjing, where Qianbao was founded in 2012, shouting for the government to take action. (Chinatopix via AP)
China faces protests after investment scheme collapsesChinese authorities are struggling to quell public protests following the collapse of an investment scheme that police say took as much as $4.7 billion from thousands of depositors
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Rohingya refugee women queue up outside a relief distribution center at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriationMyanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pakistan cleric wanted by US claims doing nothing illegalReleased Pakistani cleric wanted by US claims he isn't involved in any illegal activity, invites UN to visit
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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