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Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest ChinaA second landslide has struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
China premier: Beijing can control financial risksChina's top economic official has tried to quell concern about its rising debt levels, saying Beijing can control financial risks and hit this year's growth targets
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
14-year-old excites Japan with record chess debutA 14-year-old boy is taking his country by storm with a record-breaking start to his pro career in the Japanese version of chess
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
People walk near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixedAsian stocks mostly higher in a range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pay of new Australian postal service boss more than halvedThe new boss of Australia's postal service will be paid less than half the salary package that made her predecessor Australia's highest-paid public servant
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Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurantOutside South Korea's capital, a tiny restaurant serves up potato pancakes, blood sausage _ and memories of the outcast homeland to the north that the eatery's customers may never see again
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Mo Shaoping, the former lawyer of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, speaks during an interview in his law offices in Beijing, Monday, June 26, 2017. Jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu has been transferred to a hospital following a diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer, Mo said Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical paroleImprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Mongolia's presidential election tightens, runoff likelyMongolia's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff with a business tycoon leading the ruling party's candidate and a nationalist wanting the country to benefit more from its mineral wealth
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada listens to a reporter's question during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
'Like bombs': Bankrupt company's air bags still out thereTakata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, center, leaves federal court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, after he was released on bail in connection with a United Nations bribery scheme in New York. Jury selection began Monday, June 26, 2017, in the New York criminal trial of Ng. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaireJury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Myanmar army holds reporters who covered rebel drug burningMyanmar's military has detained seven people, including three journalists, who observed the destruction of illegal drugs by an ethnic rebel group fighting the government
The Associated Press13 hours ago
German hiker missing on dormant Indonesian volcanoRescuers in Indonesia are searching for a German hiker who went missing while climbing a dormant volcano
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Local residents examine the burnt motorcycles at the site of Sunday's fuel tanker fire incident at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Monday, June 26, 2017. The Pakistani prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of the massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to more than 155. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157Pakistan death toll from massive fuel truck fire rises to 157; many still in critical condition
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Thai democracy activist indicted on year-old chargesA Thai court has heard year-old charges against a pro-democracy activist arrested over the weekend, as authorities sought to discourage commemorations of the anniversary of the country's 1932 transition from an absolute to constitutional monarchy
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A man walks in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017.  Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and natural gas prices. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
German economic strength gives European markets a liftGlobal stock markets have risen after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and gas prices
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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