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Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 2An explosion at a gas factory in central China has killed two people and left 12 unaccounted for
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thai court accepts complaints against PM, opposition leadersThailand's Constitutional Court has accepted complaints against the prime minister and two opposition party leaders in cases that could see them disqualified from office
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Indian gets 10 years in prison in death of British teenagerAn Indian court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the death of a British teenager whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 19, 2019. A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, according to police and health officials. (AP Photo)
Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33Afghan officials: Powerful bomb goes off outside gates of Kabul University, killing 8 people and wounding 33
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono, left, meets with South Korean Ambassador to Japan Nam Gwan Pyo, right, at foreign ministry in Tokyo Friday, July 19, 2019. Japan has summoned South Korea's ambassador to protest Seoul's refusal to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II labor. (Masanobu Kumagai/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan summons SKorean envoy to protest wartime labor disputeJapan has summoned South Korea's ambassador to protest Seoul's refusal to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II labor
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanelyTaiwan's president says she will follow "humanitarian principles" in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong
The Associated Press11 hours ago
CORRECTS NAME OF SPOKESMAN - In this image from video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang speaks during a media briefing which he commented on investigations into Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun in Beijing Thursday, July 18, 2019. Yang who has been detained in Beijing since January was charged on Thursday and moved to a different detention center in the Chinese capital, his lawyer said. (AP Photo)
Australia 'deeply disappointed' China criminally detains manAustralia's foreign minister said on Friday her government was "deeply disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer was placed in criminal detention in Beijing, prompting China to urge against "irresponsible" interference
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Hand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protester playbookHand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protesters have honed their tactics to maximize effectiveness and maintain momentum
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistan's ex-finance minister gets bail in corruption casePakistani ex-finance minister granted bail in corruption case involving natural gas imports
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A notice with the words "Treasure your hard earned money, protection your parent's retirement funds, secure your children's education money" is displayed at a brokerage in Beijing on Friday, July 19, 2019. Asian shares rebounded Friday on hopes for progress in trade talks between China and the U.S., extending overnight gains on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Oil price rises on Mideast tensions, stock markets cautiousThe price of oil is up after the U.S. said it had destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf, where a lot of the world's oil is shipped through
The Associated Press12 hours ago
8 children dead, 16 people hurt in Philippines truck crashPhilippine police say 8 grade school students died and 16 other people were injured when a truck lost control on a downhill road, flipped on its side and pinned some of the victims
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Cambodian women face surrogacy charges after Vietnam birthsA court official says three Cambodian women have been charged with violating surrogacy and human trafficking laws after they gave birth to babies they delivered to Chinese nationals in Vietnam
The Associated Press13 hours ago
New Zealand leader says US lacks interest in Asia-PacificNew Zealand's prime minister says the United States is losing interest in the Asia-Pacific, as concerns grow about China's growing influence in the region
The Associated Press13 hours ago
South Korean police officers patrol against possible rallies against Japan in front of a building where the Japanese embassy is located in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 19, 2019. South Korean police say a man has set himself on fire in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul amid rising trade disputes between Seoul and Tokyo. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
South Korean dies from self-immolation near Japan's embassyA 78-year-old South Korean man has died hours after setting himself ablaze near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, at a time of worsening tensions between Seoul and Tokyo
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Myanmar marks anniversary of killing of founding fatherMyanmar's civilian and military leaders have jointly commemorated the anniversary of the assassination of the country's independence hero, who was gunned down 72 years ago
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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