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Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked IslamistsBangladesh has reinstalled a statue of Lady Justice after its removal in the face of Islamist hardliners
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby covered her head with a scarf is escorted by Indonesian police officers to get on a car as she leaves the parole office in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Indonesia on Saturday deported Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade. She was arrested in 2004 after customs officers at Bali’s international airport found 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana inside her boogie board bag, sparking a media frenzy in Australia on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from BaliOne of Australia's most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A boy walks passed damaged vehicles at the site of a suicide attack in eastern Khost province, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 27, 2017. At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. (AP Photos/Nishanuddin Khan)
Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attackAn Interior Ministry official says at least 18 people were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press8 hours ago
An Indian army soldier takes position in the area where suspected militants have taken refuge during a gunbattle at Saimoh village, in Tral area, about 45 Kilometres south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed after troops cordoned off the southern Tral area overnight following a tip that rebels were hiding there, police said. The gunbattle ended later Saturday and soldiers recovered the bodies of two militants. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killedOne civilian has been killed and dozens of others injured after anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'The Pakistani military says authorities have reopened the main Chaman border crossing at Afghanistan's request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite banThousands of Buddhist monks, nuns and supporters of an ultranationalist Buddhist group have gathered at an annual conference on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city despite being banned by the government
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A sign is put up outside the gate of a house to prevent friendly fires as government forces continue to battle against Muslim militants who lay siege in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flagsPhilippine fighter aircraft have unleashed rocket fire against militants, prompting villagers to hoist white flags to avoid being targeted as the military turned to airstrikes to end the siege of a southern city by Islamic State group-allied militants
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A Sri Lankan floats on floodwaters with the help of an inflatable tube at Agalawatte in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as dozens were killed in floods and mudslides and dozens others went missing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka says finding survivors among 99 missing doubtfulSri Lanka's military says it is doubtful any missing people will be found alive two days after torrents of mud triggered by heavy rain covered homes in southern and western parts of the country, killing 100 people and leaving 99 others missing
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injuredA small plane carrying only crew members and cargo has crashed near Mount Everest, killing one of the pilots
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this March 3, 2009 file photo, South Korean navy sailors salute in front of the destroyer "Great King Munmu," which will be sent to pirate-infested Somali water, during a launching ceremony to dispatch South Korean troops to Somali waters at a port in Busan, South Korea. South Korea's military has dispatched Saturday, May 27, 2017, a naval unit in waters off Somalia after pirates reportedly hijacked a South Korean fishing vessel. (Oh Soo-hee/Yonhap via AP, File)
S. Korea confirms fishing crew's safety after hijack scareSouth Korea says it has confirmed the safety of crew members from a fishing vessel that had lost contact in waters off Somalia, prompting Seoul to dispatch a naval unit over fears that the vessel had been hijacked by pirates
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiersPresident Rodrigo Duterte made a joke about rape as he urged soldiers to use the powers of martial law to take control of a besieged city in the southern Philippines
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Massive anti-India protests, clashes hit Kashmir after Indian forces say they killed top rebel leaderMassive anti-India protests, clashes hit Kashmir after Indian forces say they killed top rebel leader
The Associated Press18 hours ago
South Korean military dispatches naval unit after fishing vessel is presumed to be hijacked in waters off SomaliaSouth Korean military dispatches naval unit after fishing vessel is presumed to be hijacked in waters off Somalia
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Interior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern AfghanistanInterior Ministry says 18 people killed in suicide car bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeepingKey dates in Sri Lanka's recent history of conflict and contributions to U.N. peacekeeping
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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