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2 Pakistani soldiers, 2 militants killed in shootout in NWPakistan’s military says its troops have raided a militant hideout in a former tribal region bordering Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed two soldiers and two militants
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Maldives wants to restructure debt to ChinaThe Maldives foreign minister says his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he says has put the Indian ocean archipelago in a difficult situation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. North Korea threatened Thursday, Dec. 5, to resume insults of Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’North Korea is threatening to resume insults of U.S. President Donald Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using words that provoke the North
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Journalists rally to denounce threats to Pakistani newspaperPakistani journalists and rights activists have rallied in support of a leading newspaper in Islamabad and elsewhere, days after Islamists gathered at office of the paper, threatening staff and demanding its editor be hanged
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indonesia to fire airline CEO over smuggling accusationIndonesia's state-owned enterprise minister says he will fire and seek the prosecution of the head of the national airline after he was implicated in the smuggling a Harley Davidson motorcycle into the country on a new jet
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, photo,  fishing boats are moored in Mekong River, which has turned blue instead of its usual muddy color, in Nakhon Phanom province, northeastern Thailand. Experts say the aquamarine color the Mekong River has recently acquired may beguile tourists but it also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams. The water usually is a yellowish-brown shade due to the sediment it normally carries downstream. But lately it has been running clear, taking on a blue-green hue that is a reflection of the sky. The water levels have also become unusually low, exposing sandbanks in the middle of the river. (AP Photo/Chessadaporn Buasai)
Experts say Mekong River’s new color a worrying signScientists say the aquamarine color the Mekong River has recently acquired may beguile tourists but it also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams
The Associated Press10 hours ago
China says US must cut tariffs in trade dealChina says Washington must cut tariffs in trade deal
The Associated Press11 hours ago
New Zealand leader discusses abortion, marijuana, monarchyDuring an interview with The Associated Press, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed a range of social issues, including euthanasia, marijuana and abortion
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Japanese court reduces Peruvian’s death sentence to lifeA Japanese appeals court has reduced the death sentence of a Peruvian man convicted of killing six people to life in prison
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Moon calls for Chinese role in denuclearizing North KoreaSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in says the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea is at a “critical crossroads”
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this image made from video, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during an interview in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Ardern said she’ll do all she can to stop a man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers from spreading his message of hate at his trial. She also hopes artificial intelligence will one day stop such attacks from being broadcast online. (AP Photo/Sam James)
New Zealand leader finds perfect spokesman: Stephen ColbertNew Zealand has relied on hobbits, bungy jumping and rugby to entice tourists in the past, but now its tourism industry is being boosted by Stephen Colbert
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this image made from video, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during an interview in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Ardern said she’ll do all she can to stop a man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers from spreading his message of hate at his trial. She also hopes artificial intelligence will one day stop such attacks from being broadcast online. (AP Photo/Sam James)
AP Interview: New Zealand PM aims to limit spread of hateAP Interview: New Zealand’s leader says she’ll do all she can to stop a man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers from spreading his message of hate, while she hopes artificial intelligence will one day help stop such attacks from being streamed online
The Associated Press13 hours ago
New Zealand’s leader tells AP she’ll try to stop mosque attack suspect from spreading his message of hate at his trialNew Zealand’s leader tells AP she’ll try to stop mosque attack suspect from spreading his message of hate at his trial
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in JapanLit by lanterns and fireworks, Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan, where religious beliefs have flexibility
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Afghans hold candlelight vigil for slain Japanese doctorAfghans across the country are shocked at the killing of a Japanese physician who was gunned down with five Afghans in a shooting in the country’s east
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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