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Fiery train, oil truck collision in Pakistan kills 1Authorities in Pakistan say a passenger train has collided with an oil tanker truck, killing at least one person and injuring others
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Trader George Ettinger works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 27, 2017. Banks and industrial companies are leading stocks lower on Wall Street in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Stocks sink early on Washington worries before paring lossesWorries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
EU summons Filipino envoy to explain Duterte tiradeThe European Union on Monday summoned a Philippine envoy to explain an expletive-laden tirade by President Rodrigo Duterte, who threatened to hang EU officials for opposing his efforts to re-impose the death penalty
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A member of the media adjusts his helmet near the scene of an ongoing military raid on a building where armed militants are holed up in the city of Sylhet, eastern Bangladesh, Monday, March 27, 2017. Army and paramilitary troops have been trying since Friday to flush out Islamist radicals who have holed up in a building with a large cache of ammunition. (AP Photo)
Bangladesh army kills 4 insurgents, ending 4-day standoffThe Bangladesh army says it has killed all four militants believed to have seized a building in an eastern city four days ago with a large cache of ammunition
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speakerA bid by the opposition to wrest control of the Maldives' Parliament has failed after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE -  In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, founders of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, from left, Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai and Chu Yiu-ming are seated after getting their heads shaved during a ceremony in Hong Kong. A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests, activists said Monday, March 27, 2017. Those targeted for arrest include two university professors, Tai, Chan and Chu. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leadersA day after Hong Kong picked a new Beijing-backed leader, police have launched a fresh round of arrests of student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Avalanche kills 7 students, instructor in JapanAn avalanche has killed seven Japanese high school students and an instructor during a mountaineering field trip at a ski resort north of Tokyo
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Scottish kickboxer dead of heatstroke ahead of Thai matchA Scottish kickboxer has died after an apparent attempt to lose weight in preparation for a fight in Thailand
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Thai gov't suspends TV station for a week over its reportsThailand's broadcast regulator has ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 27, 2017. Asian stocks got off to a weak start on Monday as caution among investors prevailed with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocksPresident Donald Trump's failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on his campaign promises
The Associated Press10 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech entitled: "France and Singapore, Strategic Partners in A Fast Changing World" as his security detail stands beside him in silhouette during the 40th Singapore Lecture organized by the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Monday, March 27, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with AsiaFrench President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia
The Associated Press12 hours ago
China lifts ban on Brazilian beefChina says it has lifted an import ban on beef from Brazil after Brazilian authorities promised to block shipments by producers at the center of a product quality scandal
The Associated Press13 hours ago
22 people killed in 2 road accidents in IndiaPolice say at least 22 people were killed in two road accidents in India, with a bus falling into a gorge in the northeast and a truck overturning in central India
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A supporter of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye takes photo with smartphone in front of the wall of Park's private home in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 27, 2017. South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park on corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted presidentSouth Korean prosecutors say they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaChina may or may not be planning to build an environmental monitoring station on the disputed Scarborough Shoal, depending on who you ask
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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