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Pro-independence Hong Kong party faces possible banHong Kong authorities have told a political party that advocates independence for the Chinese territory that the group might be banned on national security grounds
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violenceIndia's highest court is asking the federal government to consider enacting a new law to deal with growing incidents of deadly mob violence
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Candidate from Sharif's party escapes gun attack in PakistanPakistani police say a candidate running for a seat in parliament from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party has escaped an assassination attempt in eastern Punjab province
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this undated photo provided on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, third from right, speaks during a visit to the construction site of a hydroelectric power plant in North Hamgyong Province, North Korea. State media say that Kim has harshly reprimanded local officials over a delayed construction project. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plantNKorean leader blasts local officials over unfinished hydroelectric plant as he struggles to boost the economy
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Japan, US renew nuke pact amid Japan plutonium stock concernJapan and the U.S. extend a nuclear pact as Tokyo pledged effort to reduce its plutonium stockpile to address Washington's concern
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Official: 54 released from Taliban prison in AfghanistanAfghan official says at least 54 people, including security personnel and civilians, have been released from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrivesThe monsoon season is bringing fresh dangers to Rohingya who live in ramshackle huts in refugee camps in Bangladesh, but they have run out of places to run
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau wine are displayed in a wine store at Issy Les Moulineaux, outskirts of Paris. The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal Tuesday, July 17, 2018, that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about trade tensions set off by U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. Prices of European wine and pork will fall for Japanese consumers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Japan, EU to sign trade deal eliminating nearly all tariffsThe European Union and Japan are signing a trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about the impact of US trade moves
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Indonesia police kill 11 in crime fight ahead of Asian GamesIndonesian police have killed 11 suspected petty criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free Jakarta of street crime before next month's Asian Games
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariffsAsian markets are lower as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this July 15, 2018, photo, pedestrians walking on a border bridge which link between Thailand and Myanmar near the border town of Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys and coach of a local team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last week are are-cross border and stateless, living in a limbo that puts serious restrictions not only on their upward mobility, but even on their right to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the northern province where they live. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai caveThe youth soccer teammates rescued from a Thai cave last week are a multiethnic, cross-border crew, but some cannot count on a permanent home because they are stateless
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This undated photo provided by the Kansas City Police Department shows Marlin Mack. Mack, a man who was fatally shot after wounding three Kansas City police officers during a gunfight, had not drawn law enforcement's attention before he became a person of interest this month in the death of a college student from India, police said Monday, July 16, 2018. (Department of Revenue/Kansas City Police Department via AP)
Police unaware of man before college student's deathPolice: Man fatally shot after wounding 3 Kansas City officers during gunfight hadn't drawn investigators' attention before college student's death this month
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Pakistani transgender, Nadeem Kashish, second left, talks to a resident during her door-to-door election campaign, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. The Pakistani election commission has for the first time allowed the transgender community to take part in the upcoming election scheduled on July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of pollsIndependent human rights commission issues dire warning ahead of polls as jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeals his 10-year prison sentence He was sentenced over purchases of luxury apartments in London
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this July 13, 2018, photo, a child selects shoes as Chinese made children shoes carrying a Chinese map and U.S. flags are on display for sale at a shop in Beijing. China announced it filled a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reacting swiftly amid deepening concern about the economic impact of their spiraling technology dispute. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff planChina files WTO case challenging Trump plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion
The Associated Press20 hours ago
A man monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, July 16, 2018. Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China slowdown weighs on markets as Trump meets PutinShares edge higher in early European trading after lackluster day in Asia
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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