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Family of slain Mongolian seeks answer as lawsuit beginsA lawyer for the family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago says they hope to find answers with a lawsuit that opened this week
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Australia asks about dual citizen reported missing in ChinaThe Australian government says it is seeking information about a Chinese-Australian writer who has been reported missing in China
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Landslide, flooding from dam kill 6 in central IndonesiaTorrential rains that overwhelmed a dam and caused landslides have killed at least six people and displaced hundreds in the central Indonesian district of Gowa
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sportsSouth Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in the country's sports
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Thai royal palace issues decree on 1st election since coupThailand's royal palace has issued a decree announcing the holding of the first general election since the military took power in 2014
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this June 1, 2002, file photo, then Malaysian King Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail, right, and Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, left, pray during the Trouping the Colors in conjunction with Malaysia King's official birthday anniversary at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sultan Muhammad V shocked the nation by announcing his abdication in January 2019, days after returning from two months of medical leave. The 49-year-old sultan from eastern Kelantan state only reigned for two years as Malaysia's 15th king and didn't give any reason for quitting. (AP Photo/TehEng Koon, File)
A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next kingA look at Malaysia's monarchy before royal sultans choose the next king amid a reassertion of political influence for constitutional head of state
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia. China on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite the top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing’s relations with Ottawa. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with CanadaChina demands U.S. drop request for Canada to extradite top Huawei executive
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, an unidentified couple gets married at Taft Point, upper left, in California's Yosemite National Park. A Northern California coroner says a young couple from India was intoxicated when the pair fell to their deaths from the scenic overlook in Yosemite. Autopsy reports provided by the Mariposa County sheriff's department Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 concluded that 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy and her husband, 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath, were both "intoxicated with ethyl alcohol prior to death." (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)
Coroner: Couple intoxicated during fatal Yosemite fallA coroner says a young couple from India were intoxicated when they died in a fall from a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park in California
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pakistan probe finds police wrongly killed couple, daughterProvincial minister says five police officers have been charged with murder after a probe into a weekend shootout concluded that three people were wrongly killed in a botched operation on a highway
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, photo, Afghan security forces inspect the site of a Taliban attack in Maidan Shar, capital of Maidan Wardak province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan official said Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, scores of people mostly military personals were killed in the Taliban assault on a military base and a pro-government militia training center a day earlier in the province. (AP Photo)
Afghan security service suffers heavy toll in Taliban attackAfghanistan officials say the country's intelligence agency suffered a heavy toll in a Taliban attack that killed at least 45
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Indonesia reverses course on plan to free radical clericIndonesia's president says an elderly Islamic cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other extremists won't be released from prison unless he renounces radicalism, backing down from plans to free him without conditions
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Indian police arrest 61 Rohingya Muslims this weekPolice in northeastern India say they have arrested 61 Rohingya Muslims this week amid reports that more than 1,300 have recently crossed the border into Bangladesh
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Thai police says bodies from river were missing activistsPolice in Thailand say DNA tests show that two bodies found washed up on the shore of the Mekong River in the country's northeast are the corpses of anti-government activists
The Associated Press16 hours ago
An investor places his computer showing shares index under his seat at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. This came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
World shares retreat on fears of global, Chinese slowdownWorld markets retreat after IMF trims global outlook, Chinese economy slows
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Cambodia leader says China to give $600 million in grant aidCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, making a four-day visit to China, says Beijing has agreed to provide his nation with nearly $600 million in grant aid as part of a three-year assistance fund
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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