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Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off IndonesiaA strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface has shaken an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea, but there are no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings.
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror warCounterterrorism official says Islamic State group is newest, deadliest front in Pakistan's decades-old war on terror
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Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalistSri Lankan police have questioned a former president as part of an investigation into the abduction and torture of a journalist during the country's civil war 10 years ago
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018 file photo. Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, shows his marked thumb after casting his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Khan as the country's next prime minister in a step toward third straight transfer of power from one civilian government to another one.(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed,file)
Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime ministerPakistani lawmakers have elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country's next prime minister
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
Musk tells newspaper he's cracking under stress of Tesla jobMusk admits in newspaper interview that he's cracking under stress of Tesla job; board may be forced to take action
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Indian children play in floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. India receives its annual rainfall from June-October. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324Rescuers are using helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people in the past nine days
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Latest: Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as PMThe Latest: Pakistani lawmakers elect former cricket star, longtime politician Imran Khan as prime minister
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Pakistani lawmakers elect former cricket star Imran Khan as prime minister for the next five yearsPakistani lawmakers elect former cricket star Imran Khan as prime minister for the next five years
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A mourner holds a portrait of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he stands with others outside the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Thousands of people are paying homage to Vajpayee as his body is taken to his Hindu nationalist party's headquarters before cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River. Vajpayee, 93, died on Thursday in a New Delhi hospital where he was being treated for a kidney infection and chest congestion. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is crematedThousands of Indians gather as the funeral pyre is lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist respected across the political spectrum
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A currency trader smiles at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Asian shares made moderate gains early Friday after U.S. stocks jumped on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S., the first negotiations in more than a month.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Global markets lose steam in European tradingWorld stock markets are lower in Europe as investors appear worried again about Turkey's financial trouble, after Asian stocks rose on news China is preparing to resume trade discussions with the U.S.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Xiamen Air, a Boeing passenger plane from China, sits on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelA plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Afghan president visits key city, week after Taliban raidAfghan president visits embattled southeastern city of Ghazni a week after deadly Taliban raid that lasted 5 days
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Pakistan confirms US suspended military training programPakistan confirms suspension of US military training program, sign of continued tensions between Islamabad, Washington
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A look at major attacks in Pakistan claimed by IS militantsA look at major attacks in Pakistan claimed by the Islamic State group, the latest front in the country's war on terror
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Hundreds of airline passengers gather to check their flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after a Chinese Xiamen Air Boeing passenger plane skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Manila, Philippines. The Xiamen Air flight MF8667 has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated by emergency slide. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelA plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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