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Duterte pleads for calm after police fatally shoot troopsThe Philippine president has flown to the country’s volatile south to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Philippine president signs widely opposed anti-terror lawThe Philippine president has signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Investigator says pilot impaired by fumes in Sydney crashA crash investigator says a seaplane pilot was impaired by carbon monoxide fumes from engine exhaust when he flew off course and crashed into a river near Sydney in 2017 with the loss of six lives
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictionsThai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drillsThe Philippine foreign secretary is warning China of “the severest response” if ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over into Philippine territory
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan: 22 deadPakistani officials say a passenger train has crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Punjab province, killing at least 22 people
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China sends warning to India amid border clash falloutChina is warning India against making a “strategic miscalculation” following a bloody clash between forces from the two nuclear-armed Asian giants along their disputed border
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Myanmar leader blames joblessness for deadly mining tragedyMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expressing sadness over a landslide at a jade mining site in the country’s north that took at least 172 lives, blaming the tragedy on joblessness
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Was new Chex flavor worth South Koreans' 16-year wait?South Koreans have waited 16 years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this handout photo provided by the Press Information Bureau, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with soldiers during a visit to the Ladakh area, India, Friday, July 3, 2020. Modi made an unannounced visit Friday to a military base in remote Ladakh region bordering China where the soldiers of the two countries have been facing off for nearly two months. Modi’s visit comes in the backdrop of massive Indian army build-up in Ladakh region following hand-to-hand combat between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and dozens injured, the worst military confrontation in over four decades between the Asian giants. (Press Information Bureau via AP)
Modi visits military base close to China amid standoffIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an unannounced visit to a military base in the remote Ladakh region bordering China where soldiers from the two countries have been facing off for nearly two months
The Associated Press14 hours ago
CORRECTS DATE - In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a politburo meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, July 2, 2020. 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 Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fightNorth Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis.”
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon. Tokyo prosecutors said Friday, July 3, 2020, that a request for extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Ghosn flee Japan while he was out on bail has been filed. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Japan seeks extradition of Americans accused in Ghosn escapeTokyo prosecutors have filed a request for the extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan, flee Japan while he was out on bail
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Karan Murgai, left, an IT management consultant for a multinational based in Dallas, talks to his mother Ushmi Murgai, at their home, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Murgai came to Delhi in March this year after his father died. Murgai and at least 1,000 others like him, whose U.S. visas are tied to their jobs in the U.S., are now stranded in India, after an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that suspends applications for H-1B and other high-skilled work visas from abroad. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families When President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending applications for H-1B and other high-skilled work visas from abroad, he said it will protect jobs amid high U.S. unemployment because of the pandemic
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, pro-democracy activist Nathan Law, along with Agnes Chow and Joshua Wong, attends a press conference in Hong Kong. Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law has left the city for an undisclosed location, he revealed on his Facebook page shortly after testifying at a U.S. congressional hearing about the tough national security law China had imposed on the semi-autonomous territory.  In his post late Thursday, July 2, 2020, he said that he decided to take on the responsibility for advocating for Hong Kong internationally and had since left the city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Activist leaves Hong Kong after new law to advocate abroadProminent Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law says he has left the city for an undisclosed location after testifying in a U.S. congressional hearing about a tough new security law imposed by mainland China on the semi-autonomous territory
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Indian choreographer Saroj Khan is presented a special award during the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Mumbai, India.  Saroj Khan, a top Bollywood choreographer, died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital early Friday, July 3, 2020, her family said. She was 71. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
Top Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan dies at 71Top Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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