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Ex-officials accused of corruption in Manila train contractThe Philippine government has filed complaints with an anti-graft office accusing many Cabinet officials in the previous administration of corruption in a maintenance contract for a Manila commuter train line hounded by near-daily breakdowns
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Despite Trump lobby, only 'some' leaders condemn PyongyangThe Philippines says only "some" Asia-Pacific leaders condemned North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles at an annual summit in Manila last week
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, addresses a speech to the newly-elected parliament at the parliament building, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Like Syria, North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism. The designation will expand the already substantial array of sanctions the U.S. has imposed on trade with North Korea. (SANA via AP, File)
A look at the 4 countries the US says sponsor terrorismA look at the very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism, and why they are on it
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, photo, tents are seen in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims live, after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August 2017, when the military launched what it called "clearance operations" in response to insurgent attacks. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new reportAmnesty International says Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," raising questions about what those who've fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP probe: Sexual abuse pervasive in Pakistan Islamic schoolsAn Associated Press investigation finds hundreds of cases of sex abuse reported at Islamic schools in Pakistan over past decade
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, photo shows an apartment in Neyagawa, Osaka, western Japan where buckets filled with concrete were found. Japanese police say a woman went to a police station and confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for the babies. (Chika Oshima/Kyodo News via AP)
Police: Woman confessed to putting babies in concrete in 90sJapanese police say a woman went to a police station and confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sexual abuse is pervasive in Islamic schools in PakistanAn AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas in Pakistan
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP finds sexual abuse is widespread at Islamic schools in Pakistan, but it is seldom reported or prosecutedAP finds sexual abuse is widespread at Islamic schools in Pakistan, but it is seldom reported or prosecuted
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this May 2, 2012, file photo, human rights activist Jiang Tianyong speaks to journalists outside a hospital after his failed attempt to see blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who is believed to be seeking treatment in Beijing, China. A court in central China has sentenced Jiang to two years in prison Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prisonA court in central China has sentenced a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict in a sweeping crackdown on activism
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Shares are higher in Asia after Wall Street regained lost ground overnight. Japan’s benchmark rebounded as the yen held steady against the dollar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares advance as Wall Street regains groundShares higher in Asia after Wall Street regains lost ground
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken on Dec. 1. 2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, right, hold hands during an official visit in Harare, Zimbabwe. Under Mugabe’s decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of its biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Now, as the African nation appears on the verge of its first transition of power since independence, Beijing is poised to be among the biggest winners.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
China's deep ties to Zimbabwe could grow after Mugabe eraAs political uncertainty grips Zimbabwe over the fate of longtime leader Robert Mugabe, the crisis has highlighted the strong ties between the African country and China
The Associated Press9 hours ago
US hits Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan under new strategyThe top U.S. general in Afghanistan says American aircraft have targeted drug producing facilities for the first time under a new strategy aimed at cutting off Taliban funding
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Sri Lankan prime minister testifies in bond probeSri Lanka's prime minister has appeared before a commission that is probing alleged wrongdoing in the sale of government bonds that opposition lawmakers say led to a loss of about $1 billion
The Associated Press20 hours ago
China says Myanmar, Bangladesh back its Rohingya proposalChina says Myanmar and Bangladesh have endorsed its calls for a negotiated resolution of the Rohingya refugee crisis
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Asian shares fell muted trading Monday, ahead of the Thanksgiving holidays in the U.S. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
European stocks brush aside German political uncertaintyStock markets in Europe and the euro currency held their own Monday despite political uncertainty in Germany after talks on forming a new government collapsed stoked talk of new elections
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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