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Ahmad Khalid Fahim, program director for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan shows the group's website during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The Swedish non-governmental organization in Afghanistan said the Taliban have forced the closure of 42 health facilities run by the non-profit group in eastern Maidan Wardan province. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban to talk to Swedish NGO after Afghan clinic closuresTaliban to talk with Swedish non-profit group after insurgent threats closed 42 clinics runs in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Lawyer says China has charged Chinese Australian writerA lawyer says a Chinese Australian writer detained in Beijing since January has been charged and moved from house arrest to a detention center
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this June 12, 2019 file photo, Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo salutes during a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 121st anniversary of Philippine independence at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Officials say police have filed sedition and other criminal complaints against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and a university president for allegedly conniving to destabilize President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Philippine police file sedition case against vice presidentPhilippine officials say police have filed sedition and other criminal complaints against the vice president, three opposition senators and others for allegedly conniving to destabilize Duterte's administration
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Undersecretary Severo Catura, executive director of the Presidential Human Rights Committee secretariat, talks in front of a slideshow presentation during a news conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, Thursday, July 18, 2019. A Philippine official says thousands of police officers have received administrative punishments, and more than 2,000 were dismissed, for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
7,800 police in Philippines punished for deadly drug raidsOfficials say more than 7,800 Philippine police officers have been punished with more than 2,000 of them fired for wrongdoings during raids where drug suspects were killed under the president's crackdown
The Associated Press11 hours ago
South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North KoreaThe South Korean men's soccer team's path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will include a crucial road match against North Korea
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistan arrests ex-prime minister on corruption allegationsAuthorities in Pakistan have arrested a former prime minister over alleged irregularities related to the import of natural gas from Qatar
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Investors sit in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Asian stock markets on Thursday followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump reignited trade fears by saying he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Global stocks mostly slide on trade war fearsGlobal stock markets are mostly lower after U.S. President Donald Trump rattled investors by saying he could impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UN envoy says US sanctions on Myanmar generals inadequateA U.N. envoy said the U.S. didn't "go far enough" in sanctions against four top Myanmar generals over the mass killings of Rohingya Muslims
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE- In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Rohingya refugees sit behind bars at a police station in Satun province, southern Thailand after Thai officials say they have discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand. A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people.(AP Photo/Sumeth Panpetch, File)
UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast AsiaA U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Japanese fire official says more than 20 now confirmed or presumed dead after Kyoto animation studio fire.Japanese fire official says more than 20 now confirmed or presumed dead after Kyoto animation studio fire.
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A woman passes by a sale sign at a shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2019. South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to shore up growth threatened by a trade dispute with Japan. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
South Korea's central bank lowers rate amid Japan trade rowSouth Korea's central bank has cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to combat a faltering economy that faces further risks from a heated trade dispute with Japan
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Japanese fire official says 12 people presumed dead, more missing after Kyoto animation studio fireJapanese fire official says 12 people presumed dead, more missing after Kyoto animation studio fire
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Japan fire official says several people found unresponsive after Kyoto animation studio fireJapan fire official says several people found unresponsive after Kyoto animation studio fire
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this July 8, 2019, photo, Subaru cars are parked to wait for export at Kawasaki port, near  Tokyo. The data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday show Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan exports dip as China-US trade war takes tollJapan exports dip as China-US trade war takes toll
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Japanese authorities say at least 38 injured in fire at a Kyoto animation studio, a man arrested on suspicion of arson.Japanese authorities say at least 38 injured in fire at a Kyoto animation studio, a man arrested on suspicion of arson.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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