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Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov applauds as he attends an opening ceremony of a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy, in Kiyanly, Turkmenistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The Turkmen government took on 15 percent of the plant's financing with the rest of the investments coming from Japan's Toyo Engineering and South Korea's LG International and Hyundai Engineering. (AP Photo/Alexander Vershinin)
Turkmenistan opens $3.4 billion chemical plantThe Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a $3.4 billion chemicals plants in its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pakistani police: Suspected drug dealer's sons kill reporterPakistani police: Sons of suspected drug dealer kill local reporter who wrote about their father's case
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for USVietnam has freed a well-known blogger, "Mother Mushroom," after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Afghan National army soldiers search a car covered with campaign posters for Pacha Ahmadzai, a candidate in parliamentary elections scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Independent Election Commission compound, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack pollsBomb kills Afghan parliamentary candidate as Taliban warn teachers, students not to take part in elections on Saturday
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Kashmiri women look towards the site of a gunbattle from the window of their house in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of disputed Kashmir on Wednesday shortly after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two suspected rebels and a counterinsurgency police official. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Fighting in Kashmir city leaves 3 combatants, civilian deadAnti-India protests and clashes have erupted in the main city in disputed Kashmir shortly after a gunbattle between militants and government forces killed at least two rebels, a civilian and a counterinsurgency police official
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Police chase away protestors who tried to stop women of menstruating age from going to the Sabarimala temple at Nilackal, a base camp on way to the mountain shrine in Kerala, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The historic mountain shrine, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the country's top court. Police arrested some protesters when they tried to block the path of some females. (AP Photo)
Protesters prevent females ages 10-50 from entering templeAn Indian temple that is one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage centers has opened its doors to females of menstruating age to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but hundreds of protesters fought with police to keep women out
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Indian Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar, center, hugs Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini in New Delhi, India. Akbar has resigned amid accusations by at least 15 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as a news editor. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps downIndia's junior external affairs minister has resigned amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as a prominent news editor
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Key allies quit Duterte Cabinet to run in electionsClose allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have resigned from his Cabinet to run in elections next year that will test his popularity and could determine his future political influence
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Asian markets rose on Wednesday, bolstered by robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
World markets steady after earnings-driven rallyStock markets have stabilized after a rally inspired by strong corporate earnings
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indian junior external affairs minister resigns after multiple accusations of sexual harassmentIndian junior external affairs minister resigns after multiple accusations of sexual harassment
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thai monk sentenced for raping teen girl he impregnatedA court in Thailand has sentenced a former Buddhist monk known for his jet-set lifestyle to 16 years in prison for raping a teenage girl who he also impregnated
The Associated Press8 hours ago
South Korea denies refugee status to hundreds of YemenisSouth Korea has denied refugee status for nearly 400 asylum seekers from war-torn Yemen months after their arrival on the island of Jeju sparked an anti-immigrant uproar
The Associated Press8 hours ago
US Navy research vessel docks in Taiwan amid China tensionsA U.S. Navy research vessel has docked in Taiwan amid tensions with China over trade and arms sales
The Associated Press9 hours ago
3 Myanmar journalists in court over story gov't calls falseThree detained journalists have appeared in a Myanmar court to face charges filed against them by the Yangon regional government, which says the story they published was false
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A man offers sacred scarves on coffins containing bodies of South Korean climbers killed over the weekend in a fierce storm on Nepal’s Gurja Himal mountain after theywere brought to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The bodies were driven to the airport and were set to be flown to Seoul, South Korea's capital, later Tuesday. The bodies of five South Korean climbers are heading home amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbersRelatives wept in grief as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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