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Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills at least 8An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed at least eight workers and injured 20 others in eastern India
The Associated Press2 hours ago
4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine cityPhilippine troops killed four Islamic State group-linked militants in a clash and occasional blasts thundered across Marawi on Wednesday after the president declared the southern city liberated from "terrorist influence"
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan arrests cleric over involvement in murder of modelPakistani police say they have arrested disgraced cleric over involvement in 2016 murder of social media model
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan says fence on Afghan border will reduce attacksPakistan's military says new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan will help prevent militant attacks, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered Kabul, which does not recognize the frontier as an international border
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A worker prepares umbrellas for the delegates in the rain outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challengesChinese President Xi Jinping urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as some indexes got a boost from overnight gains on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark held steady as expectations grew that a likely ruling party win in Sunday’s Japanese parliamentary elections will help stability and growth.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
US earnings move into focus of global marketsGlobal shares mixed, Japan benchmark up on election prospects
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Car bomb kills 5 police, 2 civilians in southwest PakistanPakistani police: Car bomb attack targets police truck, killing 4 policemen, 2 civilians in southwestern city of Quetta
The Associated Press10 hours ago
'Frog fans' of China's elder Jiang light up social mediaWhile Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a three-and-a-half hour speech outlining his vision for a "new era" of China, the eyes of many young Chinese were on Jiang Zemin, the long-retired party leader struggling to stay awake in the front row
The Associated Press10 hours ago
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, left, speaks as South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam, listens during a press conference following their meeting with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
Diplomats from US, S. Korea, Japan discuss N. Korean threatSenior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan have reaffirmed their countries' commitment to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat posed by North Korea's rapidly expanding nuclear program
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The Latest: Nuclear envoys meet over North Korean threatSouth Korea says the top nuclear envoys from Washington, Seoul and Tokyo agreed that the allies must pursue every available avenue including dialogue and sanctions to peacefully achieve a "complete" denuclearization of North Korea.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talksQatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Image of Asia: Delegates arrive in rain at China congressImage of Asia: Delegates arrive at Chinese Communist Party congress in rain
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Rights groups deplore worsening repression in CambodiaRights groups say foreign governments should refuse to recognize Cambodia's next elections and consider sanctions on its leaders if the main opposition party is dissolved
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Communist Party's top delegates applaud Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Xi on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congressMuch of it will be held behind closed doors, but journalists and academics _ and more than a billion Chinese citizens _ will be closely watching for hints signaling change at this week's twice-every-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Australian casino denies lawmaker's criminal allegationsA lawmaker has accused a major Australian casino company of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering at its largest casino with the state regulator covering up criminal behavior
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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