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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Asian markets climbed higher on Wednesday as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
US optimism pushes stock markets mostly higherUpbeat Fed assessment, U.S. data leads gains in Europe after a mixed day in Asia
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Feb. 3, 2016, photo, Daniel Webb from the Human Rights Law Centre speaks outside the High Court of Australia, in Canberra. Webb opposes the Australian government's refugee policies. Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19, 2013, to stem a rising tide of asylum seekers brought by people smugglers on long and treacherous ocean voyages. No refugees who attempted to reach its shores by boat from that date forward would ever be allowed to make Australia their home. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limboAustralia drew a line in the sand on July 19, 2013, to stem a rising tide of asylum seekers brought by people smugglers on long and treacherous ocean voyages
The Associated Press15 hours ago
South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon, second from left, speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Kim said that South Korea's economy will create only 180,000 jobs this year, down from the 320,000 jobs it forecast in December. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea slashes jobs outlook, downgrades growth forecastSouth Korea is dramatically cutting its jobs outlook and slightly cutting its economic growth forecast
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Building collapses into another near Indian capital, 3 dieA 6-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital, killing at least 3 people and trapping several others under the debris
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrivesThe monsoon season is bringing fresh dangers to Rohingya who live in ramshackle huts in refugee camps in Bangladesh, but they have run out of places to run
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Rights groups urges Myanmar to make amends for seized landHuman Rights Watch says Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, which still harm farmers under the civilian-led government
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center shakes hands with European Union's Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Union's Commission President Jean-Claude Junker after signing a contract, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo. (Martin Bureau/Pool Photo via AP)
Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffsThe European Union and Japan signed a pact that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade in an ambitious deal that runs counter to Trump's moves to hike US tariffs
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Ex-intelligence officer pleads not guilty in espionage caseA former U.S. intelligence officer has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to sell secrets to China
The Associated Press1 day ago
Security personnel arrived at the site of a would-be suicide attack near a park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. A would-be suicide attacker was shot and killed by police in Kabul before he was able to get close to a gathering of supporters of the country's first vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, according to police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai. Dostum is currently in Turkey. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 policeAfghan officials: IS suicide bomber kills 20 people in northern province; Taliban kill 9 policemen in country's south
The Associated Press1 day ago
Candidate from Sharif's party escapes gun attack in PakistanPakistani police: Candidate running for parliament seat from former PM Sharif's party escapes assassination attempt
The Associated Press1 day ago
Koppu Ram Mohan, father of Indian student Sharath Koppu who was shot dead in the U.S.          holds a photograph of his son in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 25-year-old Koppu was shot on July 6 during an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Kansas City where he worked. Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of the university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Indian student's dad has questions about Kansas City killingThe father of an engineering student from India who was fatally shot in Kansas City says he has many unanswered questions after police killed a person of interest in the case
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indian gov't orders scrutiny of Mother Teresa's charityIndia's government has ordered inspections of all centers run by Mother Teresa's charity following the arrest of a nun and a worker at one of its shelters for unwed mothers for allegedly selling a baby
The Associated Press1 day ago
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