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Vietnam finds activist guilty of anti-government chargesA court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the Communist government
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Security personnel arrived at the site of a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighbourhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Both the resurgent Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan have targeted Shiites in the past, considering them to be heretics. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
The Latest: IS claims deadly Kabul attack on Shiite studentsThe Latest: Islamic State group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan. Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a "well-planned conspiracy," extending their murder trial until next year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam's murderTwo women on trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their defense, extending the murder trial for several months
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Islamic State group claims responsibility for the suicide blast that struck a Shiite area in Kabul, killing 34 studentsIslamic State group claims responsibility for the suicide blast that struck a Shiite area in Kabul, killing 34 students
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Men carry the coffin of a relative who died in Wednesday's deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day's horrific suicide bombing in a Shite area of Kabul to 34 killed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Gunmen besiege Kabul compound as Afghans mourn Shite deadGunmen besiege Afghan intelligence service compound as Kabul's Shiite residents mourn, prepare for funeral services
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Australian sex abuse victim settles with Catholic orderA 74-year-old man with terminal cancer says he can die happy after reaching a 1 million Australian dollar ($727,000) landmark settlement against a Catholic religious order for sexual abuse he suffered in Australia more than 50 years ago
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Rights group: Change needed for free election in MaldivesAn international human rights group says the Maldives government is intimidating the political opposition and the media and that threatens the prospects for a fair presidential election next month
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Former Indian PM Vajpayee in critical condition in hospitalIndia's top leaders and politicians are visiting the New Delhi hospital where doctors say former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is in critical condition after a prolonged illness
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, left, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Doan and Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
The Latest: Indonesian to testify when murder trial resumesIndonesian Siti Aisyah will be the first witness to testify when the murder trial in the killing of Kim Jong Nam resumes in November
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Indonesian Siti Aisyah will be first witness to testify when trial in Kim Jong Nam slaying resumes in NovemberIndonesian Siti Aisyah will be first witness to testify when trial in Kim Jong Nam slaying resumes in November
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Afghan authorities revise down the death toll from previous day's suicide bombing in Shite area to 34 killed, not 48Afghan authorities revise down the death toll from previous day's suicide bombing in Shite area to 34 killed, not 48
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The two women accused of killing North Korean leader's half brother say they will testify in their defenseThe two women accused of killing North Korean leader's half brother say they will testify in their defense
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Indonesian president urges tolerance in annual speechIndonesia's president urged the country to embrace its founding spirt of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Malaysian judge rules two women charged with murdering North Korean leader's half brother should enter their defenseMalaysian judge rules two women charged with murdering North Korean leader's half brother should enter their defense
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this July 29, 2018, file photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), holds a ballot before voting at a polling station in Takhmua in Kandal province, southeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, at the polling place near his home on the day of the general election on July 29, 2018. The official results, being announced province-by-province and party-by-party Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, were certain to confirm a landslide victory by Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party, but critics called the election unfair because the only credible opposition force, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, could not contest the polls because it was dissolved by court order last year. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
Cambodia's ruling party swept seats, official results showFinal results show Cambodia's ruling party swept the elections last month for the National Assembly, ensuring long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen another term but reinforcing skepticism of the vote's legitimacy
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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