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Qatar ruler urges end to trade embargo, calls for talksQatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
The Latest: Allies stress diplomacy over North Korean nukesSenior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan say the allies remain committed to finding diplomatic solutions to the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program, but will also prepare for any kind of contingency
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, sits with former Chinese President Hu Jintao at left and Jiang Zemin at right after delivering his speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challengesChinese President Xi Jinping urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Rights groups deplore worsening repression in CambodiaRights groups say foreign governments should refuse to recognize Cambodia's next elections and consider sanctions on its leaders if the main opposition party is dissolved
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Car bomb kills 5 police, 2 civilians in southwest PakistanPakistani police: Car bomb attack targets police truck, killing 4 policemen, 2 civilians in southwestern city of Quetta
The Associated Press1 hour ago
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, right, shakes hands with Japanese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama prior to their bilateral meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo talk N. Korea threatDiplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan are meeting to discuss policy responses to North Korea's accelerating efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Australian casino denies lawmaker's criminal allegationsA lawmaker has accused a major Australian casino company of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering at its largest casino with the state regulator covering up criminal behavior
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Philippines says militant's widow recruited foreign fightersPhilippine authorities say they have arrested a militant's widow who recruited foreign fighters and spread extremist propaganda related to Marawi siege
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Bangladesh border guard soldiers stop newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, from moving ahead towards refugee camps, at Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. office for refugees. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of RohingyaAmnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims and is calling for an arms embargo and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, photo, an army officer speaks to school children to explain the details of the Pancasila Sakti Monument which was built to commemorate an abortive coup in 1965 that the military blamed on Indonesia's Communist Party and subsequently led to the anti-communist purge in 1965-1966, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Declassified files have revealed new details of American government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Files reveal details of US support for Indonesian massacreDeclassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping tells Communist Party congress the nation's prospects are bright but challenges are severeChinese President Xi Jinping tells Communist Party congress the nation's prospects are bright but challenges are severe
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A Bangladesh border guard soldier stops newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, from moving ahead towards refugee camps, at Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. office for refugees. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of RohingyaAmnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed at least hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Afghan National Amy commandos open fire during a military exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74Taliban attacks across Afghanistan target police compounds, government facilities, killing at least 74 people
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Afghan National Amy soldiers watch during a military exercise in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Afghan official: Drone strikes kill 35 TalibanAn Afghan official says drone strikes have killed 35 Taliban fighters in the country's east, near the border with Pakistan
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Hundreds of evacuees continue to be housed for almost five months now in a multi-purpose hall at Balo-i township, Lanao del Norte province after fleeing the besieged city of Marawi Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in southern Philippines. There was joy among the evacuees at news of the two Muslim militant leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute involved in the siege were killed by Philippine troops Monday. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine military pushes to defeat last Marawi fightersGunfire rang out and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants, with President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the city liberated
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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