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Bodies of people killed in a explosion lie in a hospital morgue in Bamyan province, northwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has exploded in central Afghanistan, killing and injuring tens of people. The attack Tuesday comes as government negotiators and the Taliban meet to find an end to decades of war. (AP Photo)
Officials: Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14Afghan officials say a roadside bomb attack in central Afghanistan has killed at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman
The Associated Press1 hour ago
India bans 43 more mobile apps, including many from ChinaIndia is banning 43 mobile apps, including many from China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along their border in the Himalayas
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this file picture taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, a worker packs disposable gloves at the Top Glove factory in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest rubber glove maker, said Tuesday it expects a delay in deliveries after it was hit by a coronavirus outbreak that affected thousands of workers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Virus outbreak delays production at world's top glove makerMalaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves, says it expects a two-to-four-week delay in deliveries after more than 2,000 workers at its factories were infected by the coronavirus, raising the possibility of supply disruptions during the pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Japan ex-PM Abe's office investigated over funding scandalFormer Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has acknowledged that his office is being investigated for questionable expenses linked to a dinner party his office hosted for his supporters ahead of an annual cherry blossom viewing party — a scandal that has been on the backburner for months
The Associated Press7 hours ago
China criticizes pope over comment on Uighur Muslim minorityChina has criticized Pope Francis over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China's Uighur Muslim minority group
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A Long March-5 rocket carrying the Chang'e 5 lunar mission lifts off at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan province, early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. China's trip to the moon and, presumably, back is the latest milestone in the Asian powerhouse's slow but steady ascent to the stars. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitionsChina’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse’s slow but steady ascent to the stars
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A health worker takes a swab sample to test for COVID-19 on a street in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. India has more than 9 million cases of coronavirus, second behind the United States. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Asia Today: China reports 2 virus cases after mass testingChina has reported two new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones
The Associated Press9 hours ago
China, Japan to cooperate in reviving virus-hit economiesThe foreign ministers of Japan and China have agreed to cooperate in fighting the coronavirus and reviving their pandemic-hit economies, while trying to avoid actions that provoke tensions over disputed islands in the East China Sea
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Pakistan police say officers foil police station attackPakistan’s counter-terrorism police says it has foiled a possible militant attack by killing a suspected would-be suicide bomber when he tried to sneak into a police station on the outskirts of the eastern city of Lahore
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Members of a Taiwanese honor guard wait for the arrival of the Taiwanese president for a ceremony to inaugurate the production of Taiwan's domestic submarine at the CSBC Corp's shipyards in the southern city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen inaugurated the production of domestically-made submarines Tuesday in Kaohsiung, in a step forward for the island's defense strategy at a time of elevated tensions with China. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
Taiwan's leader launches production of domestically made subTaiwan’s president has inaugurated the production of domestically made submarines in the southern city of Kaohsiung, in a step forward for the island’s defense strategy at a time of elevated tensions with China
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this July 6, 2020, file photo, a Qantas Airbus A380 arrives at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, Calif. Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce, Australia's largest airline, said that once a virus vaccine becomes widely available, his carrier will likely require passengers use it before they can travel abroad or land in Australia. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman, File)
International flyers may soon need to get virus vaccinationsInternational air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly
The Associated Press15 hours ago
China launches ambitious mission to bring back material from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 yearsChina launches ambitious mission to bring back material from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Indonesia's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed half millionIndonesia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have breached half a million as the government of the world’s fourth most populous nation scrambles to procure vaccines to help it win the fight against the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian gestures during a press briefing in Beijing on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. China on Monday lashed out at Washington over its withdrawal from the "Open Skies Treaty" with Russia, saying the move undermined military trust and transparency and imperiled future attempts at arms control. (AP Photo/Liu Zheng)
China lashes out at US withdrawal from open skies treatyChina is lashing out at Washington over its withdrawal from the “Open Skies Treaty” with Russia, saying the move undermines military trust and transparency and imperils future attempts at arms control
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Sri Lankan health official takes swab samples from a man to test for COVID-19 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controlsAuthorities in the South Korean capital have announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting service hours at restaurants and reducing public transportation
The Associated Press1 day ago
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