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Pakistan bars US diplomat from travel over fatal crashPakistani officials say an American diplomat who struck a Pakistani motorcyclist in a fatal road accident earlier this month has been barred from leaving the country, pending a court case
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Indonesian oil well fire kills 18 people, injures dozensA newly drilled unregulated oil well in western Indonesia has exploded into flames, burning 18 people to death and injuring dozens of others
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on worries over slowing growth and falling profits. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global stocks slide, futures point to weak Wall Street openGlobal shares are slipping, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on jitters over slowing growth and falling company profits
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 18, 2018 file photo, members of media visit the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone during a press tour, South Korea.Kim Jong Un will be in unchartered territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, April 27,  possibly on foot, and greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Korean leaders seek to control optics at historic summitKim Jong Un will be in uncharted territory when he crosses south of the border Friday, possibly on foot, and grasps the hand of South Korean President Moon Jae-in
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In northern Myanmar, forgotten Kachin conflict intensifiesAirstrikes, trapped civilians and fear: In northern Myanmar, forgotten Kachin conflict intensifies
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A unified Korea? Leaders bring contrasting visions to summitA unified Korea? At North-South summit, leaders will bring distinct, and disparate, visions of what it would look like
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2013 file photo, controversial spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, center, is brought for interrogation by police in Jodhpur, India. An Indian court has held the high-profile guru guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013. The verdict against Bapu, 77, was read out inside a prison in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, because of fears that his followers may resort to violence. (AP Photo/Sunil Verma, File)
Indian court jails spiritual guru for life in rape caseAn Indian court has found a high-profile spiritual guru guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and sentenced him to life in prison
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Backlash sparked over pressure to stop China student #MeTooStudents have launched a petition against China's Peking University amid a rare public outcry against the elite school's handling of a decades-old alleged rape case
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris arrives at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo. Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, will become the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea instead of Australia, the Australian foreign minister said Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Australia says admiral will be next US ambassador to SeoulAustralia's prime minister says the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, will not become Washington's next ambassador to Australia and will be posted to South Korea instead
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Inter-Korean summit food will have touch of SwissNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served a nod to his Swiss school days following a high-stakes meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over the future of his nukes
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistan exhumes body of suspected 'honor killing' victimPakistani authorities have exhumed the body of a woman who police suspect was killed by her father and uncle for refusing an arranged marriage
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Afghanistan's Taliban announce annual spring offensiveThe Taliban have announced their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan, at a time when insurgents are already regularly launching attacks and battling security forces
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Malaysia releases photo of 1 assailant in Palestinian murderMalaysian police have released a photo of one of the two assailants who gunned down a Palestinian engineer this past weekend, and say the duo could still be in the country
The Associated Press5 hours ago
China says further steps ready to target Taiwan independenceChina says its recent military exercises are a warning to those on self-ruling Taiwan who would move toward formal independence from Beijing
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People prepare before the wreath-laying ceremonies at the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, northern France, on Anzac Day, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Anzac Day honors the men of the Australia-New Zealand Army Corps who died in World War I at the 1915 battle for Gallipoli, Turkey. It has since come to honor the sacrifices made by all service members in the Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
Australians commemorate 103rd anniversary of WWI battleAustralians commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula 103 years ago in their first major battle of World War I
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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