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Locals sing during sun rise as they wait for the return of the victims after the White Island eruption to be returned to Whakatane, New Zealand, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. A team of eight New Zealand military specialists were sent to White Island early Friday to retrieve the bodies of victims after the Dec. 9 eruption. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
New Zealand divers attempt to recover last 2 volcano victimsPolice divers have returned to the waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island to search for the remaining two victims of an eruption that left at least 16 dead and dozens severely burned
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Afghan presidential candidate to allow ballot recount Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has agreed to allow a ballot recount in provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for almost a month
The Associated Press6 hours ago
China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Authorities close Pakistani university after student killedAuthorities in Pakistan's capital Islamabad have temporarily closed a major university
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Former U.S. President Barack Obama with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng arrives for the "values-based leadership" during a plenary session of the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Obama says Paris climate deal is still the way forwardFormer U.S. President Barack Obama says the Paris Agreement on climate change may fall short of expectations but is still the way forward to achieve progress and encourage businesses to invest in clean energy
The Associated Press14 hours ago
US envoy briefs Pakistan leaders on peace talks with TalibanA U.S. peace envoy is in Pakistan where he has briefed its leaders on his talks with the Taliban last week
The Associated Press15 hours ago
US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate regionThe commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China's activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to coerce and bully other nations in the region
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Afghan official: Roadside bombing kills 10 civiliansOfficials say a roadside bombing in central Afghanistan has killed 10 civilians, including four women and a child
The Associated Press17 hours ago
China foreign minister calls US 'troublemaker of the world'China's foreign minister has labeled the United States the “troublemaker of the world
The Associated Press17 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaImages from the Asia-Pacific region this week show a police officer watching pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, tourists on a boat looking at a volcanic eruption on a New Zealand island and a new airport in Beijing
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Police: 13 killed in road accident in southwestern PakistanPakistani police say a minibus collided with a pickup truck carrying gasoline in a southwestern province, killing at least 13 people
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A Chinese government spokeswoman says trade deal with Washington must be "mutually beneficial, a win-win"A Chinese government spokeswoman says trade deal with Washington must be "mutually beneficial, a win-win"
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Afghan official: 11 die in road accident in eastern provinceAn Afghan police official says 11 people died when a truck crashed into a minivan on a highway in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, an employee browses her smartphone at a clothing store having a promotion sale at a shopping mall in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. China has raised its estimate of the size of its economy by 2.1% following a census, raising its gross domestic product for 2018 to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.1 trillion), the National Bureau of Statistics said Frida, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China leaders promise to shore up 2020 growth amid trade warChina's  leaders have promised to shore up slowing economic growth and reduce poverty in the coming year amid a tariff war with Washington
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Japan PM postpones trip to India's violence-hit northeastJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is postponing a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India's violence-wracked northeast. Protests are raging over a new law that grants citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from neighboring countries
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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