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AP Explains: Sri Lankan prime minister to resign amid crisisAP Explains: Disputed Sri Lankan prime minister to resign in attempt to end political crisis
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Thai Islamic leaders tighten rules on child marriageIslam's guiding council in Thailand has introduced new regulations requiring that marriages with children under age 17 be approved by a religious committee
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philippines: 66 alleged militants convicted in kidnappingsA Philippine court has found 66 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf guilty of kidnapping dozens of students, teachers and a Catholic priest in the south in 2000, in the largest single conviction involving the brutal Muslim militant group
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrate outside the supreme court complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.  Sri Lanka's Supreme Court unanimously ruled as unconstitutional President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections, a much-anticipated verdict Thursday that further embroils the Indian Ocean island nation in political crisis.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Lawmaker: Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka's prime ministerA Sri Lankan lawmaker says disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the country's political crisis
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Official: Offensive against Taliban kills at least 20An Afghan official says an assault on Taliban positions in northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, which included U.S .air strikes, killed at least 20 insurgents, contradicting Taliban claims of civilian casualties
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China urges Japan to ensure rights of 2 in shrine protestChina's foreign ministry says it has urged Japan to ensure the legal rights of two Hong Kong residents who staged a protest this week at a shrine to Japan's war dead in Tokyo
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, the container ship Maersk Emerald is unloaded at the Port of Oakland, Calif. China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
China suspends tariff hikes on $126B of US cars, auto partsChina suspends tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following trade cease-fire with Washington
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Bangladesh opposition leader's motorcade allegedly attackedRuling party activists have allegedly attacked an opposition leader's motorcade ahead of Dec. 30 national elections
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Sannio Siangshai)
13 young miners feared dead in India's remote northeastPolice say 13 young miners are missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were illegally digging in India's remote northeast
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Oct. 22, 2018, photo, a woman walks across the dry dirt grounds of O'of village in West Timor, Indonesia. The region is one of the driest parts of Indonesia, making farming difficult. Many villagers thus migrate to neighboring Malaysia in search of work. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Official vows action after AP reports missing migrant girlsAn Indonesian official is vowing to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions
The Associated Press5 hours ago
US soldier dies in non-combat incident in AfghanistanUS military: American service member dies in non-combat incident in Afghanistan
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Indian court rejects probe into Rafale fighter jets dealIndia's top court has rejected petitions seeking a probe into the government purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Women chat in front of an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
World markets fall on Chinese growth concernsStock markets are down after China reported disappointing economic data, stirring up worries about the impact of trade tensions on the world's second largest economy.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Indian man gets 9 years in prison for sex assault on flightAn Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit
The Associated Press11 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: North, South Korea verify removal of guard posts, Canadians held in China, activists honor reporters held in Myanmar, US returns church bells to Philippines
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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