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Afghan officials: Gunmen abduct 12 de-miners in the eastAfghan officials: Gunmen abduct team of 12 mine-clearing workers in eastern Kunar province
The Associated Press1 day ago
Soviet-era fighter jet crashes in India; pilot killedSoviet-era fighter jet of the Indian air force crashes, killing pilot
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistan reverses order to try ex-PM Sharif in jailPakistani authorities have reversed this week's controversial order that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif be tried on corruption charges in jail for security reasons
The Associated Press1 day ago
Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limboAustralian shutdown of asylum seeking arrivals leaves hundreds in limbo
The Associated Press1 day ago
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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days 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 Press2 days ago
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