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New Zealand leader excited for holiday break with infantNew Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looking forward to spending more time with her daughter Neve over the Christmas break and thanking everybody who's helped her juggle responsibilities
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Asian markets rose Monday on hopes that the Federal Reserve would re-evaluate its hawkish stance at a meeting later this week, following signs of slower global growth.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focusAsian markets rise on hopes that Fed would be less hawkish, following slower global growth
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Taliban say 'another' meeting in Middle East with USThe Taliban say "another" meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FIEL - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe listens during an interview with the Associated Press at his official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's president has reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, nearly two months after firing him and setting off weeks of political stalemate. Wickremesinghe's United National Party says on its official Twitter account that Wickremesinghe took oath before President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Sri Lankan president doubts he can work with reappointed PMSri Lanka's president accused newly reappointed premier of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech in which he voiced doubts about their ability to work together
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42A suspected gas explosion has destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan, injuring 42 people
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Japanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern JapanJapanese police say more than 40 people injured in an explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan
The Associated Press14 hours ago
North Korean boys play snowball fight on Kim Il Sung Square as the Tower of The Juche Idea is seen in the background in Pyongyang, North Korea, where the winter season has started, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's deathNorth Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Strong quake rocks Indonesia's Papua; no injuries, damageA strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 25, 2002, file photo, then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il claps from the balcony as soldiers salute him during a military parade, celebrating the foundation of the armed forces in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's deathNorth Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral of Zahoor Ahmed, soldier turned rebel, in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. At least seven civilians were killed and nearly two dozens injured when government forces fired at anti-India protesters in disputed Kashmir following a gunbattle that left three rebels and a soldier dead on Saturday, police and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Strike, lockdown shut Kashmir amid anger over killingsA security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule has shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir a day after protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Pakistan summons Iran envoy over militant attack near borderPakistan has lodged a protest with Iran over the killing of six paramilitary troops who were ambushed by militants while patrolling the border
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Sri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasseSri Lankan president has reinstated Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister after nearly 2 months of political impasse
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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