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Police: Wooden boat capsizes in Pakistan, killing at least 8Pakistani police: Overloaded passenger boat capsizes in eastern Punjab province; 8 drown, several missing
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
China lashes out at NY Times report on Xinjiang documentsChina’s foreign ministry is lashing out at the New York Times over its release of leaked documents portraying the inner working of Beijing’s campaign to detain more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Sri Lanka's president elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves to supporters as he leaves the election commission after the announcement of his victory in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Nov.17, 2019. Rajapaksa, revered by Sri Lanka's ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, declared victory Sunday in the nation's presidential election. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new presidentFormer defense official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s president and appealed to the minority Tamil and Muslim communities who voted against him to rally around him
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as Sri Lankan president, appeals to minority Tamils and Muslims to rally around himGotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as Sri Lankan president, appeals to minority Tamils and Muslims to rally around him
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Police swoop in with tear gas and batons to arrest Hong Kong protesters as they make apparent move to escapePolice swoop in with tear gas and batons to arrest Hong Kong protesters as they make apparent move to escape
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China diagnoses 3rd case of bubonic plagueChina says a man has been diagnosed with bubonic plague after consuming wild rabbit, adding to two plague cases already diagnosed in the capital Beijing
The Associated Press2 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 Press2 hours ago
Hong Kong court strikes down face mask ban aimed at protesters trying to hide their identityHong Kong court strikes down face mask ban aimed at protesters trying to hide their identity
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Australian actor McLachlan faces court on assault chargesA prosecutor told an Australian court that actor Craig McLachlan kissed an actress’s neck, stomach and buttocks more than 20 times in excess of his role in the stage musical “The Rocky Horror Show”
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A policeman in riot gear points his weapon as protesters try to flee from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Hong Kong police have swooped in with tear gas and batons as protesters who have taken over the university campus make an apparent last-ditch effort to escape arrest. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
The Latest: China editor says HK police should use live ammoThe head editor of China’s nationalistic Global Times newspaper says Hong Kong police should use snipers to fire live ammunition at violent protesters
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Tolerant Thailand to welcome pope, but martyrs tale hauntsTolerant Thailand to welcome Pope Francis this week, but tale of Catholic martyrs from 1940 haunts
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Former Malaysian PM Najib’s third corruption trial opensFormer Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s third corruption trial has started, with prosecutors saying Najib tampered with a government audit on the 1MDB state investment fund in a bid to avoid civil and criminal proceedings
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Policemen in riot gear fire teargas outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Hong Kong police have swooped in with tear gas and batons as protesters who have taken over the university campus make an apparent last-ditch effort to escape arrest. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Hong Kong police battle protesters trying to escape arrestPolice with tear gas and batons are fighting off Hong Kong protesters trying to break through a police cordon that is trapping hundreds of them on a university campus
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Grenades target military center, wound 5 in Afghan capitalAfghan official: Grenades target military training center in Kabul, 5 soldiers and civilian wounded
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Police say 2 explosions have rocked the Afghan capital during the early morning commute; casualties unknownPolice say 2 explosions have rocked the Afghan capital during the early morning commute; casualties unknown
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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