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Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversaryPolice blocked a march by Thai pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was summoned to meet with investigators nearly two weeks after the defeat of his long-ruling coalition in national elections. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agencyFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is being questioned by anti-corruption police about a graft scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indonesia raises alert for Merapi volcano, sets no-go zoneIndonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's most volatile volcano, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 2 miles to evacuate
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones industrial average above 25,000 in early trading Monday, May 21, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after trade tensions between the U.S. and China dissipated. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gainsAsian markets have mostly declined after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at office of anti-graft body after being summoned for questioningFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at office of anti-graft body after being summoned for questioning
The Associated Press2 hours ago
CORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuseCORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse
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Mayumi Taniguchi, an Osaka International University professor on gender and human rights issues, talks about the results of her recent survey on sexual harassment among women working in the Japanese media during her speech at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo, Monday, May 21, 2018. A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of which involved lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers. Taniguchi, a gender studies expert, said Monday the survey was prompted by a recent widely publicized case of alleged sexual mistreatment of a journalist by a senior finance ministry official. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconductA survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 150 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount EverestJapanese, Macedonian climbers die on Mount Everest
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Sri Lanka storms, landslides kill 7, leave 1,000 displacedOfficials say heavy rains and lightning across Sri Lanka have left at least seven people dead and displaced more than 1,000
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 21, 2018. Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of the trade negotiations between the United States and China to put a trade war on hold, clearing an uncertainty in global trade.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Stocks are higher as US, China put trade war on holdGlobal stock markets are trading higher as investors cheer the outcome of trade negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing an uncertainty
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this April 30, 2018, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mnuchin said Sunday, May 20, that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade trade war between the world’s two biggest economies after two days of talks that he said had produced “meaningful progress.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
China says it can't guarantee no more trade tension with USChina's government says it cannot guarantee renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared a temporary truce in a dispute companies worried might chill global commerce
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE- In this combination of file photos, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 16, 2018,  and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a meeting with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27, 2018. Foreign journalists will get the chance to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, a much-touted display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump in June, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP,  File)
In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substanceSpectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this image made from video, two wild horses stand in an open field, Sunday, May 20, 2018, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia. An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Australian state government proposes protecting wild horsesAn Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaThe Philippines says it is taking "appropriate diplomatic action" to protect its South China Sea territorial claims, while the Chinese air force lands long-range bombers for the first time on an island in the South China Sea
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Afghan official: Taliban kill 5 workers clearing land minesAfghan official says Taliban insurgents ambushed, killed at least 5 members of a demining team in southern province
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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