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7 charged in Vietnam in deaths of 39 migrants in EnglandPolice in Vietnam have charged seven people in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a refrigerated trailer near London last October
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Thai college student arrested for tweeting about monarchyA legal aid group in Thailand says police have arrested a 20-year-old college student for allegedly posting messages on Twitter considered derogatory to the country's monarchy
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Flash flood kills 6 students on Indonesian school trip A flash flood has hit hundreds of students and teachers who were hiking along a river on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least six students
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2020 file photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a news conference at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
US, Taliban to begin a countdown to Afghan peace dealU.S. and Afghan officials have announced a seven-day period of reduced violence as part of a countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end 18-years of war in Afghanistan
The Associated Press5 hours ago
US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boyA video of a 9-year-old Australian boy telling his mother that he wants to die after being bullied at school for his dwarfism has gone viral on social media
The Associated Press6 hours ago
An official in protective suits measure the temperature of the foreign passengers disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship before boarding to buses at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the economy is reeling and criticism is mounting over his government's handling of a new virus that began in China and has spread alarmingly in Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic yearJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Feb. 19, 2020, photo, police officers wearing face masks patrol at a container port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province. China on Friday, Feb. 21 suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth. (Chinatopix via AP)
China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truceChina has suspended more punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. imports following a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Medical workers wearing protective gears carry a patient suspected of contracting the new coronavirus toward an ambulance at Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. South Korea reported 100 new virus cases Friday, bringing the country's total to 204, many of them clustered around a southeastern city, and raising fears that the outbreak is getting out of control. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP)
Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreadsSchools are shuttered, churches are telling worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings are banned as South Korea grapples with a ballooning number of cases of a new virus
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in NepalHindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up marijuana cigarettes during an annual festival despite prohibition and warnings by authorities
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, second right, receives flowers from a supporter in a wheel chair after a Thai court ordered to dissolved his political party in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Court in Thailand orders popular opposition party dissolvedThailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its leader
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Thai court finds popular opposition political party broke election law by taking loan, orders it dissolvedThai court finds popular opposition political party broke election law by taking loan, orders it dissolved
The Associated Press8 hours ago
South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Controversial church at center of S Korean outbreak A church whose leader claims he is an angel of Jesus has become the biggest cluster of viral infections in South Korea
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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