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Russian arrested smuggling drugged orangutan in IndonesiaAuthorities say they have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia's resort island of Bali
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, center gestures as he stands in a line to cast his vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during the nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
The Latest: Thai junta leader plays golf after votingThailand's prime minister and junta leader has played golf after voting in the country's first election since the 2014 coup he led
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
Another cyclone bears down on northwest Australian coastResidents of Australia's northwest coast are bracing for a torrid night of fierce winds and heavy rain as the country's second major cyclone of the weekend slowly winds toward land
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
A Thai soldier casts his ballot in the general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Nearly five years after a coup, Thailand was voting Sunday in a long-delayed election that sets a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew. (AP Photo)
Thais vote in long-delayed poll pitting junta versus criticsNearly five years after a coup, Thailand votes in a long-delayed election that sets a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A Muslim woman attends a vigil in Hagley Park following the March 15 mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Thousands attend New Zealand vigil to honor 50 mosque deadThousands of people are gathering in the New Zealand city of Christchurch to listen to prayers, songs and speeches at a vigil to remember the 50 people killed in a terrorist attack on two mosques
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capitalIndonesia's president opens a long-awaited subway in the country's capital aimed at staving off crippling traffic gridlock with comfortable transport facilities
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Timeline: Key events since Thailand's last general electionA timeline of the key political events since Thailand's last general election
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Voting is underway in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coupVoting is underway in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives to attend a military parade to mark Pakistan National Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Pakistanis are celebrating their National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones, and other hardware. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India easePakistan celebrated its national day with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Volunteers prepare ballot boxes ahead of Sunday's general elections Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, March 23, 2019. The nation's first general election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup is scheduled to be held on March 24. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-livedThailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Kazakhstan's interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, second right, holds a national flag during an inauguration ceremony in Astana, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The speaker of Kazakhstan's parliament was sworn as interim president on Wednesday, a day after longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev abruptly resigned. (AP Photo)
Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leaderKazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country's longtime leader who resigned this week
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Twin bombing at Afghan ceremony kills 4, including officialAfghan officials say a twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan has killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rainsThe vast and powerful Cyclone Trevor has crossed a remote area of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains, amid fears for the safety of a small number of residents who've stayed in the area
The Associated Press1 day ago
Muslim men pray in Hagley Park across the road from the Al Noor mosque following last week's mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Family of slain boy visits Christchurch mosque as it reopensThe family of a slain 3-year-old boy and a Jordanian prince were among those who visited a mosque when it reopened for the first time since a terrorist killed 42 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook reacts during the Economic Summit held for the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Cook says he's "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation being carried out, and he's urging China to continue to "open up." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
In China, Apple's Cook says he's bullish on global economySpeaking in Beijing, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's "extremely bullish" about the global economy based on the amount of innovation being carried out and says its essential for China to continue to "open up."
The Associated Press1 day ago
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