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Afghan National army soldiers search a car at a checkpoint ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
3 top Afghan officials killed by guards, US general survivesDeputy governor says three top officials in Afghan province of Kandahar killed by their own guards, and a Taliban spokesman says Washington's top general in Afghanistan was the target
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The Latest: Authorities say guards killed 3 Afghan officialsAfghan lawmaker say three top Kandahar province officials have been killed by their own guards in an attack at a security meeting that also wounded two U.S. troops
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Maldives court overturns prison term for ex-presidentA high court in the Maldives has overturned a prison sentence for the country's former strongman, who had been jailed for not cooperating with a police investigation into allegations he was trying to overthrow the government
The Associated Press5 hours ago
China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet riverChinese emergency services say about 6,000 people have been evacuated after a landslide in Tibet blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, creating a lake that could endanger downstream areas in India
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Afghan lawmaker says 3 top Kandahar officials killed by their own guards, 2 U.S. troops wounded in same attack.Afghan lawmaker says 3 top Kandahar officials killed by their own guards, 2 U.S. troops wounded in same attack.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Parliamentarian Khalid Pashtun says Kandahar police chief, governor and intelligence chief killed in attack by guardsParliamentarian Khalid Pashtun says Kandahar police chief, governor and intelligence chief killed in attack by guards
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Security tightened for Sri Lankan leader amid alleged plotAn official says security has been tightened for Sri Lanka's president as police investigate an alleged plot to assassinate him
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Observers: India temple protest support a bid for votesIndia's ruling party and the main opposition are both supporting a protest to keep females of menstruating age from entering one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in what some political observers say is a bid to shore up votes
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a sell-off of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on ratesStock markets are mostly lower on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, Omir Bekali talks about the psychological stress he endures in a Chinese internment camp during an interview in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Bekali, a former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims, says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visaAn outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 criticized Washington’s decision to leave the United Nations treaty that regulates international postage that comes amid a worsening trade dispute between the world’s top two economies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade disputeChina regrets U.S. withdrawal from UN treaty on international postage
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, Indian Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar is seen before a delegation level meeting with his Czech counterpart in New Delhi, India. M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2018, amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claimsIndia's junior external affairs minister resigns after 20 women accused him of sexually harassing them during his previous media career; he says he will challenge 'false allegations' against him
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villagesIndonesia's disaster agency says helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighborhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Malaysia's former deputy PM detained for alleged graftMalaysia's anti-graft agency says it has detained former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a case linked to misappropriation of funds in a welfare group
The Associated Press8 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, meets Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in Singapore Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
The Latest: Mattis, Chinese counterpart discuss disputed seaU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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