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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the 60th anniversary commemorative reception of the signing of the Japan-US security treaty at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)
Abe says new unit will defend Japan from space tech threatsPrime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will form a space defense unit to protect itself from potential threats as rivals develop missiles and other technology
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Nepal rescuers search for 7 after avalanche hit hiking trailSpecial army and government rescue personnel are searching again for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides lost since an avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal's mountains
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
Quake causes damage, injuries in China's Xinjiang regionA strong earthquake has damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in China's far west Xinjiang region
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Malaysia's Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin speaks during a press conference after inspecting a container with plastic waste at a port in Butterworth, Malaysia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year, with the environment minster warning on Monday that those who want to make the country a rubbish bin of the world can “dream on.” (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysia sends back trash, says won't be world's waste binMalaysia has sent 150 containers of plastic waste back to mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Crowded footbridge breaks over Indonesian river, killing 9Officials say a footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river below and drowned
The Associated Press3 hours ago
This Jan. 17, 2020, photo, shows the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China. China reported Monday, Jan. 20 a sharp rise in the number of people affected in a pneumonia outbreak caused by a new coronoavirus, including the first cases in the capital. (Kyodo News via AP)
China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in BeijingChina has reported a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital
The Associated Press5 hours ago
China reports sharp rise in coronavirus cases including two in Beijing and one in ShenzhenChina reports sharp rise in coronavirus cases including two in Beijing and one in Shenzhen
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Strong quake hits China's far west Xinjiang regionChina's government earthquake agency says a strong earthquake has struck the far west Xinjiang region
The Associated Press15 hours ago
From left; Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, granddaughter Mary Jean Eisenhower and the great grandson Merrill Eisenhower Atwater of former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, acting U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph M. Young and Commander of the U.S. Forces in Japan  Lieutenant General Kevin Schneider make a toast to celebrate the 60th anniversary commemorative reception of the signing of the Japan-US security treaty at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Behrouz Mehri)
Japan's leader vows to boost nation's role in US allianceJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to bolster his country's role under its security pact with the U.S. in “outer space and cyberspace,” as the allies marked the 60th anniversary of a treaty that has been the basis for their postwar defense alliance
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Afghan officials say Taliban kill 6 members of same familyAfghan officials say the Taliban have executed six members of the same family, including an infant girl, in the remote village in the country's north
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Boys pass by a car that is covered in volcanic-ash at a town near Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines on Sunday Jan. 19, 2020. Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting Taal volcano lies, warning that living there would be "like having a gun pointed at you." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residentsThe Philippine government will no longer allow people to live on the crater-studded island that's home to the erupting Taal volcano
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, trekkers watch the sun rise over the Annapurna Range, right, in central Nepal, as viewed from Poon Hill, above the village of Ghorepani. An avalanche swept the popular Annapurna circuit trekking route, which encircles Mount Annapurna, leaving at least four South Koreans and three Nepali guides missing, authorities said Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Malcolm Foster, File)
New avalanches in Nepal interrupt search for 7 trekkersNew avalanches falling on a popular trekking route in Nepal have forced rescuers to halt their search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who were believed to have been swept by a snowslide
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Riot police clash with protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Hong Kong has been wracked by often violent anti-government protests since June, although they have diminished considerably in scale following a landslide win by opposition candidates in races for district councilors late last year. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Thousands-strong Hong Kong protest cut short by clashesClashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong, cutting short a rally after thousands had gathered at a park to call for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, health surveillance officer use temperature scanner to monitor passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low, Chinese officials said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreakSeventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert
The Associated Press1 day ago
Quake shakes eastern Indonesia; no initial report of damage A strong inland earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties
The Associated Press1 day ago
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