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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  Asian shares were higher Monday, as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Global shares rise as investors watch trade war, economiesGlobal shares are higher as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Protesters burn parliament building in Indonesia's PapuaThousands of protesters in Indonesia's West Papua province have set fire to a local parliament building
The Associated Press2 hours ago
General accused of war abuses named Sri Lanka's army chiefSri Lanka's president appoints a general accused of grave human rights abuses in the final stages of Sri Lanka's long civil war as the country's new army chief
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this photo released by the Afghan Presidential Palace, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, right, inspects the guard of honor during Independence Day celebrations at Defense Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Afghanistan's president is vowing to eliminate all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marks a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate. (Afghan Presidential Palace via AP)
Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attackAfghan president vows to eliminate all Islamic State havens after horrific wedding attack
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The Latest: At least 66 hurt in eastern Afghanistan blastsThe Latest: Official says at least 66 wounded in series of blasts in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Protesters gather on Victoria Park in Hong Kong Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Thousands of people streamed into the park for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
China lashes out at Taiwan over Hong Kong asylum offerChina is lashing out at Taiwan over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong pro-democracy movement
The Associated Press4 hours ago
School buses are parked inside the premises of a deserted school compound in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Restrictions continue in much of Indian-administered Kashmir, despite India's government saying it was gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that's been in place for nearly two weeks. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir security easesPakistan says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir, killing 2 civilians
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Aug. 9, 2019 photo, trays of mooncakes with Chinese words "Hong Kong people" and "No withdrawal, no dispersal" are seen at Wah Yee Tang bakery in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city’s pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message. At Wah Yee Tang, the traditional Chinese harvest festival treat comes with a twist: slogans opposing the city’s Beijing-backed government and promoting Hong Kong’s unique identity that have become popular rallying cries since the protests began two months ago.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong bakery's mooncakes carry protest movement slogansA Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city's pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Nepal protesters urge end to plan to chop trees for airportAround 100 people have protested in Nepal's capital to voice their opposition to plans to cut down millions of trees to build an international airport in the southern part of the country
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in AfghanistanA look at Islamic State group's rise in Afghanistan in wake of wedding attack and as US hopes that Taliban will rein it in
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Judge postpones 2nd corruption trial of Malaysia's former PMA judge has delayed by a week the second trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for alleged corruption linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  Asian shares were higher Monday, as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asian shares rise as investors watch trade war, economiesAsian shares are higher as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaRecent developments surrounding the South China Sea, where China and its neighbors are engaged in territorial disputes
The Associated Press9 hours ago
There's history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade disputeSouth Korea and Japan have locked themselves in a dispute over history and trade that in a span of weeks saw their relations sink to a low unseen in decades
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The Latest: Families bury their dead after wedding attackThe Latest: Islamic State claims Kabul wedding attack as Afghans question prospect of peace
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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