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Pakistani police launch operation to clear Islamist rallyPakistani police have launched an operation to clear an intersection linking capital Islamabad with the garrison city of Rawalpindi where an Islamist group's supporters have camped out for the last 20 days
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Afghan airstrike kills Taliban commander: officialAn Afghan official says a government airstrike has killed a Taliban commander and five of his family members in the northeastern Kapisa province
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday with investors finding little guidance with Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Chinese markets in focus after a big sell-off the previous day. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
World stocks rise amid upbeat European data, US holidayWorld stock markets are mostly higher after more upbeat economic data in Europe, though trading is still subdued due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Japan protests San Francisco's 'sex slave' statue decisionJapan has expressed strong regret over San Francisco's decision to give city property status to a statue commemorating Asian women who worked in military brothels for Japanese troops during World War II
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Supporters of Hafiz Saeed, second from left, head of the Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, greet their leader as he arrived at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Pakistani authorities acting on a court order released a U.S.-wanted militant Friday who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India attack that killed 168 people, his spokesman and officials said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court orderPakistani authorities acting on a court order release U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded banned group linked to 2008 Mumbai attack.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Chinese parents demand answers to kindergarten abuse claimsChinese authorities are investigating allegations that children attending a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company have been abused and molested
The Associated Press16 hours ago
China closing main road connection with North KoreaChina says it is temporarily closing its main road connection with North Korea
The Associated Press16 hours ago
This combination of images made from Nov. 13, 2017, surveillance video released by the United Nations Command shows a North Korean soldier running from a jeep and then shot by North Korean soldiers in Panmunjom, North Korea, before collapsing across the border in South Korea. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (United Nations Command via AP, File)
Report: N. Korea replaces border guards following defectionSouth Korean media say North Korea appears to have replaced all of its guards at a jointly patrolled border area where a North Korean soldier defected last week under a hail of gunfire.
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Building collapses near Mumbai; 1 killed, 5 injuredOfficials say part of a three-story building has collapsed on the outskirts of India's financial capital of Mumbai, killing at least one person and injuring five others
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A wooden boat is seen at a nearby marina, in Yurihonjo, Akita prefecture, northern Japan, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.   Japanese police are investigating eight men found on Japan's northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down.  Akita prefectural police said Friday they found the men late Thursday after receiving a call that a group of suspicious men were standing around at the seaside in Yurihonjo town.  Police also found the wooden boat at the marina. (Hironori Asakawa/Kyodo News via AP)
8 thought to be North Korean fishermen wash ashore in JapanJapanese police are investigating eight men found on Japan's northern coast who say they are from North Korea and washed ashore after their boat broke down
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Suicide bomber kills police officer, his guard in PakistanPakistani police say suicide bomber has struck a vehicle carrying deputy provincial police chief in the northwest, killing him and his guard
The Associated Press21 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: Protesting an unreleased Bollywood film over how it depicts a Rajput queen in 16th century epic; the Victoria's Secret fashion show and the Australian Open golf tournament
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, residents walk past board highlighting the security markers on the latest Yuan note outside a bank in Beijing, China. Chinese police say they have broken up a gang that smuggled 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) out of the country, evading financial controls imposed by Beijing to stem an outflow of capital from the economy.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China reports breaking up gang that moved $3 billion abroadChinese police say they have broken up a crime gang that smuggled $3 billion out of the country, evading foreign exchange controls by using bank accounts opened with stolen identity cards
The Associated Press21 hours ago
This image provided by Refugee Action Coalition shows the ransacked immigration camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. (Refugee Action Coalition via AP)
Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from campThe last asylum seekers have abandoned a closed immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, ending a three-week standoff between police and hundreds of men who had been prepared to suffer squalid conditions rather than leave
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Suspected Pakistani militant wanted by US has been released from house arrest on court orderSuspected Pakistani militant wanted by US has been released from house arrest on court order
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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