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Demonstrators besiege Pakistan newspaper 2nd time in a weekDozens of protesters have briefly besieged the office of a well-known independent newspaper in Islamabad, chanting slogans against the editor and staff and setting fire to copies of the paper before fleeing
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Japanese doctor's family to bring body home from AfghanistanThe family of a 73-year-old Japanese physician killed earlier this week in a roadside shooting in eastern Afghanistan has arrived in Kabul to return to his home in Japan's Fukuoka
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thousands protest Indian citizenship bill excluding MuslimsMore than 1,000 students have marched in India’s northeast against a bill approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to grant citizenship to non-Muslim migrants
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Hotel catches fire in Thai resort, 400 safely evacuatedPolice in Thailand's popular seaside resort of Pattaya say about 400 guests and staff were safely evacuated from a hotel whose facade caught fire in the middle of the night
The Associated Press8 hours ago
China places new restrictions on American diplomatsChina says it will now require US diplomats to give five days' notice before holding meetings with Chinese officials and academics in retaliation for a similar restriction 'by Washington
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A protester wearing a gas mask holds a sign reading "Stop Tear Gas" during a rally against the use of tear gas by police n Hong Kong, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Hong Kong police have fired more than 10,000 tear gas canisters to quell violent protests that have rocked the city for six months. Its heavy and prolonged use in Hong Kong — one of the world's most densely populated cities and known for its concrete jungle of high-rises — is unusual and has sparked health fears. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosivesHong Kong's much-maligned police force has provided a rare behind-the-scenes look at its bomb disposal squad
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, India paramilitary force soldiers patrol in Ayodhya, India, a day after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque. India’s largest Muslim political groups are divided over how to respond to a recent Supreme Court ruling that favors Hindus’ right to a disputed site 27 years after Hindu nationalist mobs tore down a 16th-century mosque there, unleashing torrents of religious-motivated violence. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)
India's Muslims split in response to Hindu temple verdictIndia’s largest Muslim political groups are divided over how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling that favors Hindus’ right to a disputed site
The Associated Press13 hours ago
People throw flower petals on the Indian policemen guarding the area where rape accused were shot, in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from  Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. An Indian police official says four men accused of raping and killing a woman in southern India have been fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape caseIndian police say officers have shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in a case that sparked protests across the country
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Indian police official says four men accused of raping and killing woman in high-profile case have been killed by policeIndian police official says four men accused of raping and killing woman in high-profile case have been killed by police
The Associated Press14 hours ago
7 dead, 13 injured in China fireworks factory explosion Authorities in central China say seven people have been killed and 13 injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Hunan province
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong policeMore than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile filed by police, Indonesian video journalist Veby Indah is still seeking answers
The Associated Press15 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaImages from the Asia-Pacific region this week show families in Vietnam mourning the 39 people who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month
The Associated Press16 hours ago
2 Pakistani soldiers, 2 militants killed in shootout in NWPakistan’s military says its troops have raided a militant hideout in a former tribal region bordering Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed two soldiers and two militants
The Associated Press1 day ago
Maldives wants to restructure debt to ChinaThe Maldives foreign minister says his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he says has put the Indian ocean archipelago in a difficult situation
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. North Korea threatened Thursday, Dec. 5, to resume insults of Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using provocative language. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
North Korea threatens to resume calling Trump ‘dotard’North Korea is threatening to resume insults of Trump and consider him a “dotard” if he keeps using words that provoke the North
The Associated Press1 day ago
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