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4 Indian soldiers killed in fighting with Kashmir rebelsOfficials say four army soldiers have been killed and one another wounded in a gunbattle with militants fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hand during a parliamentary session at the Lower House in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Abe and his chief spokesman have declined to say if Abe nominated President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace prize. Speaking in parliament on Monday, Abe said the Nobel committee has never in a half-century disclosed the identity of the person or groups behind such nominations. He said, “I thus decline comment.”(Kyodo News via AP)
Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace PrizeJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mum on reports he nominated President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, FacebookNew Zealand's government has announced plans for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax
The Associated Press1 hour ago
China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resistChina's leaders want the country to have more children, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Militants kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest near IranPakistani police say militants in two attacks on security forces killed six paramilitary troops in the southwestern Baluchistan bordering Iran
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Australia blames state actor for hacking political partiesAustralia's prime minister says a "sophisticated state actor" is behind a cyberattack on Parliament's computing network that affected the networks of major political parties
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaRecent developments surrounding the South China Sea, where China and its neighbors are engaged in territorial disputes
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talksAsian markets broadly higher as traders look forward to trade talks between China and US continuing this week
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this photo released by the Press Information Department, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, with to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, leave from Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.  Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where he is expected to sign agreements worth billions of dollars to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis. (Press Information Department, via AP)
Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visitSaudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has begun his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where Saudi officials signed agreements worth $20 billion to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Taliban say unable to attend Pakistan talks; blame blacklistTaliban say they are unable to send their negotiating team to an unscheduled round of peace talks in Pakistan because "most" members are in US and UN blacklists making travel to Islamabad impossible
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern BangladeshA fire official says a devastating blaze that raced through a crammed slum in southeastern Bangladesh has left at least nine people dead and several others injured
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in southern AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a roadside bomb killed three civilians in the southern Kandahar province
The Associated Press19 hours ago
AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attackAP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack
The Associated Press1 day ago
Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal viewsThe president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Karzai expressed fears that a previously unscheduled meeting between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risks engulfing Afghanistan into regional rivalries, as its neighbors and powerful Persian Gulf states jockey for influence in a post- U.S. Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pactAP Interview: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expresses fear that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the U.S. in Pakistan on Monday risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries
The Associated Press1 day ago
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