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New Zealand opposition leader quits 2 months from electionThe leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party has quit just over two months from elections
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Bad weather may delay 1st UAE Mars mission on Japan rocket Final preparations for the launch from Japan of the United Arab Emirates’ first Mars mission are underway, but there is a chance of a delay because of bad weather
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Coronavirus in 2 foreign arrivals raises alarm in ThailandHealth authorities in Thailand are seeking to trace the local contacts of two recent foreign arrivals in the country who were infected with the coronavirus and may have violated quarantine rules
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a visit to El Centro College in Dallas. U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years.  Pichai, said Monday that the project will focus on building products that are relevant to India’s needs and empowering businesses for their “digital transformation.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Google announces $10 billion 'digitization' fund for IndiaU.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Malaysia's top court hears contempt bid against news portalMalaysia’s top court has heard a rare contempt charge by the attorney general against a popular online news portal for publishing readers’ comments that criticized the judiciary, a move slammed by media groups as a clampdown on press freedom
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - This combination of the 2020 file photos shows, from left to right; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. in Washington on May 5, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas in Washington on June 24, Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., in Washington on June 2, Sam Brownback, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, in Washington on June 10. China on Monday, July 13, said it will ban entry to U.S. Senators Rubio and Cruz, Representative Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Brownback over their criticism of the ruling Communist Party's policies toward minority groups and people of faith. (AP Photo)
China sanctions Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback for criticism China says it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region
The Associated Press18 hours ago
China to bar entry to US Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rep. Chris Smith, religious freedom ambassador Sam BrownbackChina to bar entry to US Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rep. Chris Smith, religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Taliban kill 11 in assault on Afghan intelligence compoundTaliban insurgents have launched a complex attack on an intelligence compound in northern Afghanistan
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Organizers of Hong Kong's Tiananmen vigil appear in courtThe organizers of a vigil commemorating China’s bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square have appeared in a Hong Kong court on charges of inciting others to participate in an unlawful assembly
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Malaysia's lower house parliament building is seen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July 13, 2020. Malaysian new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin narrowly won a motion to boot the parliament speaker Monday, scraping through the first test of his support nearly five months after he took power. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysia PM wins test of support, ousts house speakerMalaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has narrowly won a motion to remove the speaker of parliament, scraping through the first test of his support nearly five months after taking power
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Indonesia police: Jailed French sex crime suspect kills selfIndonesian police say a French man accused of molesting more than 300 children has died two days after a guard found him lying in his cell with a wire wrapped around his neck
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese paramilitary policemen form a line to move sandbags to reinforce a dyke along the banks of Poyang Lake in Poyang County in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Vice Minister of Emergency Management Zheng Guoguang told reporters Monday, July 13, 2020 that the Yangtze River and parts of its watershed have seen the second highest rainfall since 1961 over the past six months. (Cao Xianxun/Xinhua via AP)
China reports 141 dead or missing in flooding since June The Yangtze River region has seen its second highest rainfall in more than a half-century so far this year as deadly flooding strikes much of China
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Funeral for Seoul mayor held as allegation details emerge Seoul’s city government held a funeral for late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, while a lawyer came forward with details about sexual harassment allegations against the late politician
The Associated Press1 day ago
A mother walks with her daughter wearing protective gear during their visit to the zoo in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, July 13, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened after a three-month virus lockdown last week, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to resume public activities before foreign arrivals resume in September. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Asia Today: India sees another surge, hot spots shut againSeveral Indian states have imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as coronavirus cases surge
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Jonathan Hudson, left, and Shane Tait, defense lawyers for Brenton Tarrant, arrive at the Christchurch District Court in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tarrant who has admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 has dismissed his legal team and will represent himself at a sentencing hearing next month. Tarrant’s sentencing hearing, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, will begin in Christchurch on Aug. 24, 2020 and could last more than three days.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
New Zealand mosque gunman to represent himself at sentencingThe Australian white supremacist who admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month
The Associated Press1 day ago
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