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Police: Maoist rebels fatally shoot Indian lawmakerPolice say Maoist insurgents have fatally shot a state lawmaker visiting a rural village in southern India
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Maldivians queue at a polling station during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairnessVoting has started in the Maldives in a presidential election that is widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Latest: No arrests after Maldives' elections-eve raidParty officials say no arrests have been made Sunday after an elections-eve raid of the presidential opposition candidate's main campaign office in Male
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaignCampaigning for Indonesia's presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white birds and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will exploit religious and ethnic divides
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this May 11, 2018, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, two Su-35 fighter jets and a H-6K bomber from the People's Liberation Army air force fly in formation during patrol that included the Luzon Straits also known as Bashi Straits near Taiwan.  China has summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry says the U.S. had no right to interfere in Chinese military cooperation with Russia. The U.S. says the purchase of the weapons violates a law punishing Moscow for interfering in U.S. elections.  (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP, File)
China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia dealChina has summoned the U.S. ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment
The Associated Press8 hours ago
AP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives' futureAP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives' future
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Maldivian Elections Commission chief Ahmed Shareef speaks during a media briefing in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The country will hold its third-ever multiparty presidential election on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
The Latest: Official: Campaign office raided in bribery caseAn opposition party spokesman in the Maldives says police obtained a warrant to search the main campaign office of the party's presidential candidate's based on police intelligence that the office was being used to coordinate vote-buying
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A Maldivian policeman stands guard in front of the building housing the election office of the opposition presidential candidate in Male, Maldives, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Maldives police raid opposition office on eve of electionPolice in the Maldives have raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on the eve of an election that is seen as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country
The Associated Press15 hours ago
7 Pakistani soldiers, 9 militants killed in shootoutPakistan's military says security forces acting on intelligence have raided militant hideouts, triggering a shootout that left seven soldiers and nine militants dead in the northwest near neighboring Afghanistan
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of electionMaldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election
The Associated Press19 hours ago
India calls off foreign ministers' meeting with PakistanIndia has called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals
The Associated Press23 hours ago
A Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) Vibrant Express train bound for Guangzhou Nan Station waits in the Mainland Port Area at West Kowloon Station, which houses the terminal for the XRL in Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Giulia Marchi/Pool Photo via AP)
Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland ChinaHong Kong has opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but which also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region
The Associated Press1 day ago
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