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Indian lawmakers pass bill giving citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and AfghanistanIndian lawmakers pass bill giving citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Police: Violence erupts as Pakistani lawyers storm hospitalHundreds of Pakistani lawyers, angered over alleged misbehavior by some doctors toward one of their colleagues last month, have stormed a cardiology hospital in the eastern city of Lahore
The Associated Press4 hours ago
New Zealand releases 9 names of volcano victimsPolice have released the names of nine people missing in New Zealand's volcano disaster
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pakistani radical cleric indicted in terror financing caseA Pakistani court has indicted a radical cleric implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks and four of his associates on terror financing charges
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Thai election body rules loan to opposition party illegalThailand's Election Commission has ruled a popular opposition party broke the law by accepting an illegal loan from its head, a decision that could lead to its dissolution and unsettle the country's politics
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Experts quit police probe in blow to Hong Kong governmentForeign experts recruited to add legitimacy to Hong Kong's police watchdog have quit, saying the agency lacks teeth
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this June 8, 1991, file photo, white smoke billows from the crater of Mount Unzen in Shimabara, southern Japan, before the volcano erupted again. The large scale eruption sent super hot debris and gas down the mountain's east slope. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Volcanoes an ever-present, if usually distant dangerThe deadly eruption of a volcano in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty highlights an unpredictable but ever-present hazard posed by some 1,500 active volvanoes worldwide
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Pakistan court orders release of ailing ex-President ZardariA Pakistani court has ordered the release of an ailing former president on bail on medical grounds, so that he can seek medical treatment at a hospital of his choice in the country
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 photo, lyrics are projected on a canopy as a theater troupe performs Les Miserables in at an outdoor event space in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong theater troupe is making audiences weep by touring a stirring production of 'Les Miserables.' Based on Victor Hugo's tale of rebellion in 19th-century France, the rousing music and lyrics of struggle and resistance struck chords with audience members emotionally and physically drained after six months of protests that have convulsed the city. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong heartsA Hong Kong theater troupe is making audiences weep by touring a stirring production of “Les Miserables
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand on Monday Dec. 9 ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand's silent eruptionRescuer Lillani Hopkins has described the harrowing time she spent helping those badly burned after this week's deadly volcanic eruption in New Zealand
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Protesters shout slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Protesters burned tires and blocked highways and rail tracks in India's remote northeast for a second day Wednesday as the upper house of Parliament began debating legislation that would grant citizenship to persecuted Hindus and other religious minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
India's Parliament passes contentious citizenship billIndian lawmakers have approved legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated illegally from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan despite protests against the measure in the country's remote northeast. The Citizenship Amendment Bill was introduced by the Hindu nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his resounding election victory in May
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Workers buy lunch from a vendor in Beijing on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Chinese minister of propaganda Huang Kunming reiterated China's rejection of the notion of a universal human rights standard. China insists it is up to each nation to choose its own path when it comes to human rights, and dismisses Western concepts of free speech, liberal democracy and civil rights in favor of tough authoritarian control aimed at growing the economy and raising living standards. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Chinese officials lash out at US over new legislationChinese officials are lashing out at the U.S. over recent legislation in Congress criticizing Beijing for its policies in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang region in western China
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, the Upe members wait to vote in the Bougainville referendum in Teau, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The South Pacific region of Bougainville has voted for independence from Papua New Guinea. The referendum is nonbinding, and independence would need to be negotiated between leaders from Bougainville and Papua New Guinea. (Jeremy Miller, Bougainville Referendum Commission via AP, File)
Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New GuineaThe South Pacific region of Bougainville has voted overwhelmingly for independence from Papua New Guinea
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea in nonbinding referendumBougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea in nonbinding referendum
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Security personnel take position near the site of an attack near the Bagram Air Base In Parwan province of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. A powerful suicide bombing Wednesday targeted an under-construction medical facility near the Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the capital Kabul, the U.S. military said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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