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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says she has secured her second term as head of the Japanese capitalTokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says she has secured her second term as head of the Japanese capital
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Thousands rally at Black Lives Matter protests in AustraliaSeveral thousand people rallied in Black Lives Matter protests across Australia over the weekend to call for racial equality and highlight deaths of Indigenous people while in police custody
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo released by India's Uttar Pradesh state government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, right, inaugurates a day long tree planting campaign across the state in Lucknow, India, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Uttar Pradesh state government via AP)
Indians keep their distance in mass tree planting campaign More than 2 million people have gathered in northern India while trying to practice social distancing to plant 250 million trees as part of a government plan to tackle climate change
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Workers assemble cars at a Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd factory, a German joint venture company for Mercedes-Benz, in Beijing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Chinese media reported Sunday, July 5, 2020 that Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak with most of the vehicles being manufactured by Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leakMercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China braces for more storms; 121 dead or missing this yearA wide swath of southern China is bracing for more seasonal rains and flooding that has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Children wearing face masks walk at a shelter after being evacuated, in Ashikita town, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Heavy rain triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday as more than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homesDeep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead are hampering search and rescue operations in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen died and scores are still stranded
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Social distancing signs are seen on the floor for a service to help stop the spread of new coronavirus at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 5, 2020. The signs read: "Safe Distance." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asia Today: India's cases up as WHO cautions vs vaccine planIndia has reported another record 24-hour jump in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization cautioned against the country’s plans to release a vaccine by August
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks at a news conference after winning a second term to head the Japanese capital, in Tokyo Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Kyodo News via AP)
Tokyo governor wins 2nd term, buoyed by handling of virusTokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has won a second term to head the Japanese capital
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Australian Finance Minister Cormann to resign at end of yearOne of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s most senior Cabinet ministers says he is retiring from politics at the end of the year
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader sign a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. Washington's annual terrorism report says Pakistan is doing too little to counter terrorist groups particularly those taking aim at enemy India as well as the dreaded Haqqani network operating in Afghanistan. Islamabad bristled at the criticism saying it has been relentless in its assistance to Washington as it be negotiated for more than a year with the Taliban for a peace deal signed on Feb. 29(AP Photo/Hussein Sayed,file)
US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace dealWashington’s envoy to Afghanistan emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region
The Associated Press1 day ago
Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protestAuthorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food
The Associated Press1 day ago
Scuba diver killed in Australia shark attackA 20-year-old scuba diver has died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. North Korea on Saturday, July 4, 2020, reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as "hostile" polices toward Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US North Korea is reiterating it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang
The Associated Press1 day ago
This aerial view shows the site of a mudslide caused by heavy rain in Ashikita town, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Heavy rain triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. (Kyodo News via AP)
Heavy rain floods southern Japan; over a dozen presumed deadHeavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and mudslides, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued
The Associated Press1 day ago
People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus wait to show the results of a smartphone health check app before they can enter an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, Saturday, July 4, 2020. China reported a single new case of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, plus a few more cases elsewhere believed to have come from abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: 3,000 Australians in Melbourne in hard lockdownAustralia’s Victoria state has recorded 108 new coronavirus cases, forcing authorities to lock down nine public housing towers and three more Melbourne suburbs
The Associated Press1 day ago
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