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Dalai Lama returns to north India base after hospitalizationThe Dalai Lama has returned to his headquarters in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala after a brief stay in a hospital in the capital for treatment of a chest infection
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Cooks prepare for lunch near space rocket models and an animated display of the ancient Silk Road at the Second Belt and Road Forum In Beijing on Friday, April 26, 2019. President Xi Jinping has promised to set high standards for China's Belt and Road infrastructure-building initiative, seeking to dispel complaints the many billion dollars in projects leave developing countries with too much debt. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's Xi promotes building initiative amid debt worriesChina's Xi says infrastructure-building initiative will set high standards as countries fret over debt
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
After delays, Afghan president inaugurates new parliamentAfghan president inaugurates country's new parliament, after almost 6 months since elections
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's limousine arrives for a wreath-laying ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia, Friday, April 26, 2019. German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. (AP Photo/Alexander Khitrov)
Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limosDaimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Cambodian schools shorten hours to cope with heat waveCambodian authorities have ordered a one-hour reduction in the length of school days because of concerns that students and teachers may fall ill from a prolonged heat wave
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A cat walks as air force officers stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine, one of the three churches struck on Sunday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Heavy security is out on the streets of Sri Lanka's capital after warnings of further attacks by the militant group blamed for the Easter bombing that killed at least 250 people. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Sri Lanka says Easter attack leader died in hotel bombingThe suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out the Easter Sunday attacks that killed at least 250 people died in the bombing at the Shangri-La hotel
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Philip Arps stands in the dock at the District Court in Christchurch, New Zealand. Arps has pleaded guilty to sharing a livestream video that was recorded by a gunman as he began killing 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand and will remain in jail until he’s sentenced on June 14. (Mark Mitchell/Pool Photo via AP, File)
New Zealander pleads guilty to sharing mosque shooting videoA man has pleaded guilty to sharing a livestream video that was recorded by a gunman as he began killing 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this image taken from the RU-RTR Russian television, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles as he leaves a train in Vladivostok railway station in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia by train on Wednesday, a day before his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)
Despite big plans, N. Korea's trains still go almost nowhereKim Jong Un's decision to ride the rails to Vladivostok summit hints at potential of a much bigger dream: unimpeded train travel from the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula to Moscow and beyond
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Malaysia climber at hospital after 2 days alone on AnnapurnaA Malaysian mountain climber is being treated in a hospital in Nepal's capital after being stranded nearly two days alone near the summit of Annapurna
The Associated Press2 hours ago
PM Modi files nomination papers in India's general electionPrime Minister Narendra Modi has filed nomination papers in a Hindu holy city, hoping to hold onto the seat for a second time in India's election
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A woman stands next to a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Friday, April 26, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday after an overnight decline on Wall Street spurred by disappointingly weak earnings reports from 3M and other industrial companies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Asian shares fall on China stimulus worries, weak earningsAsian shares fall on China stimulus worries, weak earnings
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sri Lankan authorities say the suspected leader of the Easter attacks died in the Shangri-La hotel bombing.Sri Lankan authorities say the suspected leader of the Easter attacks died in the Shangri-La hotel bombing.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Queen Elizabeth II, relaxing from the coronation ceremonies, is joined by Japan's heir apparent, Japan's Prince Akihito, in the royal box as they watch running of Epsom Derby at Britain's Epsom Downs, June 6, 1953. The Queen saw her horse, Aureole, run second in the classic. When he abdicates April 30, 2019, Akihito will become the first emperor in Japan’s modern history to see his era end without ever having a war. (AP Photo)
Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for warJapan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name
The Associated Press4 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Grief after Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, earthquake in the Philippines; Hong Kong democracy activists sentenced
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Sri Lankan Roman Catholic priests walk past damaged St. Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya village in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Christians in Sri Lanka belong to both its main ethnic groups, and that rare inclusiveness of a small religious minority may explain the measured calm that’s been the response so far to the Easter attacks. But there’s widespread fear that more attacks could plunge Sri Lanka into the cycle of violence and retaliation that marked the bloody civil war that ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Christians' ethnic inclusion in Sri Lanka keeps fragile calmChristianity's inclusion on both of Sri Lanka's main ethnic groups may help explain the measured calm that has so far been the response to the Easter attacks
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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