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Lawyer says US bid to extradite North Korean is 'political'A lawyer for a North Korean man facing potential extradition from Malaysia to the United States to face money laundering charges says the request is baseless and 'political in nature'
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Mounted police block a path as thousands of protestors, many of them school students, attempt to march on the streets in Sydney, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, calling for action to guard against climate change. Australia's acting prime minister Michael McCormack has described ongoing climate rallies as "just a disruption" that should have been held on a weekend to avoid inconveniencing communities. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Global climate protests begin in Australia before UN summitTens of thousands of protesters have rallied around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations began ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
South Korea reports 2 more suspected swine fever casesSouth Korean is investigating two more suspected cases of African swine fever from farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the illness that has decimated pig herds across Asia
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Steam rises from a nuclear power station behind an old windmill on the River Scheldt in Doel, Belgium, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Political leaders meet Sept. 23, 2019 for a climate summit in New York to ramp up global efforts to tackle the climate crisis. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
The Latest: Australia leader calls protests a 'disruption'Australia's acting prime minister has described ongoing climate rallies as "just a disruption" that should have been held on a weekend to avoid inconveniencing communities
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Southeast Asia haze, Hong Kong protests, India flooding, Nepal religious festival
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Injured men receive treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Zabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ahmad Wali Sarhadi)
Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed 20 and injured 97 others
The Associated Press7 hours ago
US takes back $100 million from Afghan govt over corruptionU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington is taking back $100 million intended for an Afghan energy infrastructure project, citing unacceptably high levels of corruption in the Afghan government
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Indonesian police arrest hundreds linked to forest firesIndonesian police say they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of Southeast Asia
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this combination of photos, from left, former Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, Vice Presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro arrive at Tokyo District Court in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The court ruled that the three former executives for TEPCO were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. It was the only criminal trial in the nuclear disaster that has kept tens of thousands of residents away from their homes because of lingering radiation contamination. (Satoru Yonemaru/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disasterA Japanese court found three former Tokyo Electric Power executives were not criminally responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster following a massive earthquake and tsunami
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this image from a video, a band leads funeral procession for the late Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva in Nuku'alofa, Tonga Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Pohiva at a state funeral. (TVNZ via AP)
Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader PohivaTongans in national holiday to bid farewell, mourn leader Pohiva
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Indonesia sports minister resigns over corruption allegationIndonesia's sports minister has resigned after being accused of stealing $1.8 million in public money
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Public transport drivers strike in Delhi over higher finesCommuters in India's capital are facing difficulties as much of the city's public transportation remains off the roads to protest a sharp increase in traffic fines
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Chinese investors check stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
World shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut ratesShares are higher in Europe after a mixed session in Asia following the Federal Reserve's decision to cut its benchmark interest rate
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A pro-democracy football fan shows a frog toy as she forms part of a human chain at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
China attacks Pelosi for meeting Hong Kong activistsChina's foreign ministry has accused U.S. congressional leader Nancy Pelosi of making irresponsible remarks about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and urged the U.S. to stop interfering in China's internal affairs
The Associated Press17 hours ago
South Korea police say they may have found serial killerSouth Korean police say they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of 10 women some 30 years ago
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