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Lao drug kingpin with celebrity links gets 2nd life sentenceA court in Thailand has given a second life sentence to a drug kingpin from Laos whose social connections to various celebrities were exposed by his arrest
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Maldives opposition: President attempting to stay in powerThe Maldives' opposition alliance says President Yameen Abdul Gayoom is working on ways to remain in power despite having conceded defeat in the presidential election earlier this week
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Pakistani businessman Mirza Imran Baig, right, speaks next to his compatriot outside the Pakistan's embassy in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Two Pakistani men are lobbying the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing for help reuniting with their wives, who they say are ethnic Uighurs unable to leave China in the latest example of how a sweeping crackdown has spilled across borders. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Pakistanis in China seek answers about detained Uighur wivesTwo Pakistani men are lobbying their embassy in Beijing for help in reuniting with their wives, who they say are ethnic Uighurs blocked from leaving China
The Associated Press1 hour ago
An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the third time this year, a signal that the country’s economic growth was on track. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
European shares flat, Asia rises ahead as US rate hike loomsEuropean shares flat, Asia rises ahead as US rate hike looms
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Trucks carrying parts of Takamikura throne enter a gate of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo upon arrival from the Kyoto Imperial Palace Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The special imperial throne for the coronation of Japan’s new emperor arrived in Tokyo from the ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time. The Takamikura throne will be used at a ceremony in October 2019 when Crown Prince Naruhito formally announces his succession. (Kyodo News via AP)
Elaborate throne for Japan's next emperor arrives in TokyoThe special imperial throne to be used for the coronation of Japan's new emperor has arrived in Tokyo from an ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time
The Associated Press2 hours ago
India's top court limits use of gov't identification numberIndia's top court has upheld the government's policy of issuing a 12-digit identification number to every Indian, but says it can't be made mandatory for services such as bank accounts, cellphone connections or school admissions
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UN says 21 Afghan civilians killed in separate airstrikesThe U.N. mission in Afghanistan says 21 civilians were killed in two airstrikes over the weekend
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This combination of file photos show, from left to right; then Malaysia’s Prime Minister-elect Mahathir Mohamad, Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Pakistan politician Imran Khan. The three Muslim-majority South Asian countries have recently elected leaders who campaigned on promises to move away from China’s growing sphere of influence. The surprising elections of nonagenarian Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia, cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan and longtime opposition lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives could signal problems for the continued development of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative to build ports, highways and other trade-related infrastructure. (AP Photo, File)
Asian victors may find anti-China campaign vows hard to keepThree Asian countries have elected leaders who promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing Beijing's foothold won't be easy
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Australian judge imprisons 2 men for Airbnb guest's deathTwo men have been sentenced to prison terms by an Australian judge over the fatal beating of their Airbnb guest who owed rent
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Correction: Pakistan-China storyCorrection: Pakistan-China story
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mourners pay tribute at funeral of Vietnam's late presidentHundreds of mourners pay tribute to late Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, praised for his contributions to the revolutionary cause
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a cargo ship is docked at the Yangshan container port in Shanghai, China. The Asian Development Bank has slightly downgraded its growth forecasts in its latest outlook report for the region, citing the fallout from trade tensions, rising debt and the potential impact from tightening of credit in the U.S. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt weigh on Asia's growthClouds on horizon as trade wars, debt disrupt industries, weigh on Asia's growth, ADB says
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Wife of Malaysia's ex-PM arrives for questions in 1MDB caseThe wife of Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the anti-graft agency for questioning over the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineersFederal prosecutors say a Chinese citizen in Chicago has been arrested for allegedly spying, including by helping recruit US engineers, defense contractors and scientists for intelligence services in China
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Philippine opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV talks to the media outside his office in the Philippine Senate following a regional trial court order for his arrest Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Trillanes who remained holed up in his office for three weeks now after President Rodrigo Duterte voided an amnesty given to the former rebel military officer, willingly went with police to post bail. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Arrested senator and Duterte critic: 'Democracy lost today'Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress was arrested on rebellion charges that were revived after the president revoked a 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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