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42 people injured in Japan restaurant explosionJapanese police say 42 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Sri Lanka's reinstated Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe, center, surrounded by his loyal lawmakers and supporters speaks after assuming duties in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lankan leader takes reinstated PM to taskSri Lanka's president on Sunday launched a scathing verbal attack at his reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accusing his leadership of being corrupt and anti-national, casting doubt on any immediate end to the country's restive politics
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Japanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern JapanJapanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan
The Associated Press7 hours ago
North Korean boys play snowball fight on Kim Il Sung Square as the Tower of The Juche Idea is seen in the background in Pyongyang, North Korea, where the winter season has started, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's deathNorth Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Papua; no injuries, damageA strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this April 25, 2002, file photo, then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il claps from the balcony as soldiers salute him during a military parade, celebrating the foundation of the armed forces in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's deathNorth Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral of Zahoor Ahmed, soldier turned rebel, in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. At least seven civilians were killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead on Saturday, police and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Strike, lockdown shut Kashmir amid anger over killingsA security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule has shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near borderPakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Sri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasseSri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasse
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Pakistan army chief confirms death sentence for 15 militantsPakistan's army chief has approved death sentences for 15 people convicted by military courts of involvement in attacks that killed 32 security forces and two civilians
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Kashmiri villagers offer joint funeral prayers for a civilian Abid Lone, right, and local rebel Adnan Ahmed in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. At least seven civilians were killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead on Saturday, police and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in KashmirPolice in Kashmir say Indian forces who were exchanging fire with insurgents have fatally shot at least seven civilians when large crowds descended on the site of the gunbattle in support of the militants
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Lawyer argues scholar kidnapping case belongs in state courtLawyers for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese University of Illinois scholar have argued the case should be heard in state court, where the death penalty isn't an option
The Associated Press1 day ago
Maldives police question ex-strongman after accounts frozenPolice in the Maldives say they have questioned the country's defeated former strongman president over complaints of alleged illegal financial transactions a day after they froze bank accounts with millions of dollars
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during the APEC 2018 meetings in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Morrison announced Saturday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capitalAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talksThe foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China have met in Kabul to discuss trade, development and ways to end Afghanistan's 17-year war
The Associated Press1 day ago
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