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Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airportA former Philippine Supreme Court justice who once accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court says she was barred for hours from entering Hong Kong for unspecified reasons
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Death penalty possible in Myanmar cannabis farm caseA court in Myanmar has formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging from five years' imprisonment to death
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Global markets gain on Huawei grace periodGlobal stocks mostly higher after US issues 90-day grace period on Huawei sales ban
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Indian state lawmaker killed in suspected rebel ambushPolice say an Indian lawmaker in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has been killed in an ambush by suspected rebels
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Australia government says it won't break tax cut pledgeAustralia's newly reelected government says its promise to slash income taxes might be delivered late but will not be broken as it seeks to stimulate consumer spending and revive a flagging economy
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Indonesian police walk in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed Tuesday, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hardliners. Thousands of police and soldiers are on high alert in the capital Jakarta, anticipating protests from Widodo's challenger Prabowo Subianto's supporters. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leaderOfficial results show Indonesian President Joko Widodo was reelected in last month's election, though former general Subianto refuses to accept defeat and his campaign is planning street protests
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this March 23, 2019 file photo, worshippers prepare to enter the Al Noor mosque following the previous week's mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand police on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorismNew Zealand police have filed a terrorism charge against the man accused of the Christchurch mosque shootings
The Associated Press15 hours ago
9 relatives slain in Nepal mountain village, girl injuredOfficials say 9 relatives were slain by masked assailants in their homes at night in a mountain village in Nepal
The Associated Press17 hours ago
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxietyAsian stocks mixed after US-China tensions drag pulled Wall Street lower
The Associated Press17 hours ago
In this image released by the Pike River Recovery Agency, workers react after the first of the two airlock doors was opened in the Pike River Mine, near Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges. (Neil Silverwood/Pike River Recovery Agency via AP)
New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killedReentry into a New Zealand coal mine shut since a methane explosion killed 29 workers raises hopes the workers' bodies and evidence that leads to criminal charges might be found
The Associated Press18 hours ago
New Zealand police file terrorism charge against man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosquesNew Zealand police file terrorism charge against man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own recordA Sherpa mountaineer has extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Japan wrestling with Trump going to sumo during state visitPlans for U.S. President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are turning into a headache for organizers
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this May 9, 2019, photo, Apa Sherpa, center, hands over a computer to Chakra Karki, representative of a school from Dhuske, Okhaldhunga district in Kathmandu, Nepal. Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heightsFamed Everest guide Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more than most everyone and wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Indonesian court sentences Frenchman to death for drugsAn Indonesian court has sentenced a Frenchman to death for smuggling 6.6 pounds of drugs to the tourist island of Lombok
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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