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Indian activists hold placards and shout slogans from inside a bus after being detained during a protest in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The gang rape and killing of the woman from the lowest rung of India's caste system has sparked outrage across the country with several politicians and activists demanding justice and protesters rallying on the streets. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrageThe gang rape and death of a woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system has sparked outrage across the country with several politicians and activists demanding justice and protesters rallying on the streets
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Japan military seeks record budget amid regional threatsJapan’s Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget of nearly 5.5 trillion yen ($55 billion) for fiscal 2021 to fund more purchases of costly American stealth fighters and expand its capability to counter possible threats in both cyber and outer space
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Jai Bhagwan Goyal, a leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and an accused in the 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque, celebrates outside a court in Lucknow, India, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused, including senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in the case.  The demolition sparked Hindu-Muslim violence that left some 2,000 people dead. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
32 acquitted in razing of mosque that set off India violenceAn Indian court has acquitted all 32 people who had been accused of crimes in a 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence leaving some 2,000 people dead
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indian court acquits all 32 accused in 1992 demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violenceIndian court acquits all 32 accused in 1992 demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Earthquake off Taiwan's east coast shakes TaipeiAn earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on Wednesday, swaying buildings in Taipei, the capital city
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this May 13, 2020, file photo, a worker at SMC China, a Japanese joint venture pneumatic engineering company, assembles products at a factory in Beijing. China’s factory activity accelerated in September, adding to a gradual recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, a government survey showed Wednesday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Survey: China's factory, export activity gain in SeptemberA survey shows China’s factory activity accelerated in September as the economy gradual recovered from the disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A Nepalese man waits for his turn to perform rituals as traditional drums are seen hanging on the wall during Gunla festival at Swayembhunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Autumn is the festival season in predominantly Hindu Nepal, where religion, celebrations and rituals are big parts of lives, but people this year will have to scale down their rituals within their homes. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
As virus curbs Nepal's festivals, devotees fear gods' angerThe revered living goddess is not leaving her temple this year
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Asia Today: South Korea has virus jump before holiday periodSouth Korea has reported 113 new cases of COVID-19, its first daily increase over 100 in five days, as the country entered a holiday break that officials fear would possibly worsen transmissions
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Sri Lanka government decides to ban cattle slaughterSri Lanka’s government says it will ban cattle slaughter, saying it will help the dairy industry and thereby save money used to purchase imported milk powder
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Cambodian man arrested with almost 300 centuries-old jarsA man in Cambodia has been arrested for possessing almost 300 centuries-old earthenware jars that he is believed to have salvaged from a shipwreck
The Associated Press19 hours ago
New Japanese PM Suga urges Putin to resolve island disputeNewly elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he wants to settle their territorial dispute and sign a peace treaty formally ending their World War II hostilities
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Pakistan army says Indian fire kills soldier, boy in KashmirPakistan’s military says Indian troops have opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing a 15-year-old boy and a soldier and wounding four villagers
The Associated Press19 hours ago
US man could get prison for review of Thailand hotelAmerican expat Wesley Barnes, an English teacher in Thailand, has been sued for criminal defamation by an island hotel where he stayed because of derogatory reviews he posted online
The Associated Press20 hours ago
China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activitiesChina says India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a federal territory is an illegal move, and criticized infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the area
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Afghan peace negotiator urges new era in ties with PakistanThe chief of Afghanistan’s peace negotiating team says that the time has come for his country and Pakistan to shun the suspicion, “stale rhetoric” and tired conspiracy theories that have dogged past relations
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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