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In this video grab provided by Radio Free Europe, showing Kazakh Service medical personnel waiting for injured to arrive at hospital in Arys, southern Kazakhstan, on Monday, June 24, 2019.  A fire at the sprawling ammunition depot has triggered powerful explosions, injuring at least 16 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents in Arys. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via AP)
Arsenal fire in Kazakhstan injures 46, prompts evacuationAuthorities in Kazakhstan say a fire has engulfed a sprawling ammunition depot, injuring at least 16 and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 24, 2019. Shares were wavering in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meet at G-20 summitWorld shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Bad weather hampers recovery of bodies from Indian peakOfficials say bad weather is delaying the recovery of the bodies of international climbers who went missing while attempting to scale an unclimbed Himalayan peak in northern India
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rescuers find 2 alive in collapsed building in CambodiaRescuers have found two survivors in the rubble of a building two days after it collapsed while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing at least 28 workers and injuring 26 others
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Thai tradition dancers prepare before a religious ceremony near the Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, Thailand Monday, June 24, 2019. The 12 boys and their coach attended a Buddhist merit-making ceremony at the Tham Luang to commemorate the one-year anniversary of their ordeal that saw them trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist ritesThe 12 young soccer players and their coach who spent over two weeks trapped in a cave last year have gathered for rare public appearances to mark the anniversary of their ordeal
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Protesters sit down to block the entrance to the Hong Kong Revenue Tower in Hong Kong on Monday, June 24, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests for the past two weeks over legislative proposals that many view as eroding the territory's judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of Chinese government efforts to chip away at the city's freedoms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new actionProtesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government building for nearly two hours and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this image made from video, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds a press conference Monday, June 24, 2019, in Perth, Australia. Morrison says eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters have been removed from Syria in Australia’s first organized repatriation from the conflict zone. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Australia repatriating 8 youth from Islamic State familiesAustralia's prime minister says 8 Australian children and grandchildren of 2 slain Islamic State group fighters have been removed from Syria in Australia's first organized repatriation from the conflict zone
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on EverestThirty entire tents, their contents scattered by the wind, were among the shocking amount of trash left after a record climbing season on Mount Everest
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Taliban threaten Afghan media, say reporters to be targetedTaliban threaten Afghan media, say journalists will be targeted unless outlets stop broadcasting government propaganda
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson discusses his budget plan in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand remains one of the few developed countries where people with bank savings have no recourse if their bank fails, but the government said Monday, June 24, 2019 that's about to change. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
New Zealand to start protecting bank deposits of most saversGov't taking steps to change New Zealand's status as one of the last few developed countries where people with bank savings have no recourse if their bank fails
The Associated Press6 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 Press8 hours ago
Strong quake recorded in Indonesia's Banda Sea, no tsunamiA strong earthquake has struck in Indonesia's Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Closing arguments set for missing Chinese scholar caseClosing arguments are set for federal death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Train crash kills 4, injures at least 65 in BangladeshFive coaches on passenger train veer off tracks in northeastern Bangladesh, killing at least 4 and injuring 65
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Underage fighters drawn into Indonesian separatist conflictThe long-simmering conflict between Indonesia's military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent, highlighting how a new generation of fighters is emerging
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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