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Thai schools barred from cutting students' long hairThailand’s Education Ministry has intervened to stop government schools from chopping off the hair of students whose locks they find too long or messy
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Chinese envoy: Indian, Chinese troops disengaging in Ladakh China’s ambassador to India says Indian and Chinese front-line troops are disengaging in accordance with an agreement reached by military commanders following a clash last month that left at least 20 soldiers dead in the Galwan Valley
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
French man accused of molesting 305 Indonesian childrenIndonesian authorities have arrested a French man for alleged sexual abuse of minors after finding videos on his laptop computer showing him molesting over 300 children
The Associated Press1 hour ago
China rejects prospect of joining arms control talks with USChina has rejected any prospect of joining in trilateral arms limitation talks with the U.S., calling reports from Washington that it would do so a distortion of its stated position
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Malaysian police grill Al Jazeera over report on immigrantsMalaysian police have grilled a group of reporters and staff from news broadcaster Al Jazeera over a documentary on the treatment of undocumented immigrants that officials have slammed as unfair and biased
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington. From Tokyo to Brussels, political leaders have swiftly decried Beijing's move to impose a tough national security law on Hong Kong that cracks down on subversive activity and protest in the semi-autonomous territory. But the rhetoric from democratic nations has more bark than bite. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
China vows retaliation against US sanctions over XinjiangChina says it will retaliate against U.S. officials and institutions following Washington's imposition of sanctions on three ruling Communist Party leaders over human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Visitors wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus look at a Tesla Model 3 vehicle on display at an auto show in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, June 13, 2020. An industry group reports on Friday, July 10, 2020, China's auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but were down by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus. (Chinatopix via AP)
China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020An industry group reports China’s auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but fell by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus
The Associated Press5 hours ago
At least 10 killed, 30 missing in Nepal landslidesLandslides triggered by heavy monsoon rain have killed at least 10 people and left 30 others missing in Nepal
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Hong Kong shuts schools as new virus cases increase Hong Kong says it is suspending classes for students following a rise in coronavirus cases
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Nepal cable TV operators stop airing Indian news channelsNepal's cable and satellite television providers have stopped Indian news channels following some news reports on the prime minister that has angered the general public
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020, file photo, migrant workers from other states rest on a pavement as they wait for trains to their home states in Hyderabad, India. In just three weeks in June and July, India's confirmed cases shot up from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
AP EXPLAINS: Why India cases are rising to multiple peaksIn three weeks, India has shot up from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic to the third
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Australian state records record 288 new coronavirus cases Australia’s coronavirus hot spot Victoria has recorded 288 new cases in a day, the largest number of any state since the pandemic began, and authorities warn the spread could worsen
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Supporters of ABS-CBN take photos of candles outside their headquarters in Quezon City, Philippines, Friday July 10, 2020. Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country's largest TV network ABS-CBN, shutting down a major news provider that had been repeatedly threatened by the president over its critical coverage. Sign reads "Bring back ABS-CBN".(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Lawmakers vote to shut down Philippines' largest TV networkPhilippine lawmakers have voted to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting down a major news provider that had been repeatedly threatened by the president over its critical coverage
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Philippine lawmakers have voted to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, ABS-CBN Corp.Philippine lawmakers have voted to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, ABS-CBN Corp.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, the top U.S. official on North Korea, speaks as Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono, right, listens during a bilateral meeting in Tokyo Friday, July 10, 2020. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)
US envoy, after Seoul visit, reassures Japan of allianceA U.S. envoy has reassured top Japanese officials of the importance of their alliance in dealing with regional security threats
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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