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Pakistan says 4 troops, 4 militants killed in shootout in NWPakistan’s military says four soldiers have been killed by militants during a shootout in the rugged northwestern region of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Philippines: China should comply with sea feud rulingThe Philippines has renewed its call for compliance with a 4-year-old arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast claims in the disputed South China Sea on historical grounds “without any possibility of compromise.”
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Chinese police blame bus driver for crash that killed 21Police in southern China say investigators have concluded a bus crash that killed 21 people was caused by the driver, who was unhappy his home was to be demolished
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Online funeral set for Seoul mayor over virus concernsThe official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will be held online this week over coronavirus concerns
The Associated Press15 hours ago
People queue up to vote in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 12, 2020, in an unofficial primary for pro-democracy candidates ahead of legislative elections in September. Over 200,000 Hong Kongers voted in an unofficial Hong Kong primary that will help the pro-democracy camp decide which candidates to field in legislative elections in September. The turnout exceeded organizers' estimates that some 170,000 people would turn up to vote over the weekend. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Nearly 600,000 vote in Hong Kong pro-democracy primariesHundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers have voted in an unofficial two-day primary election held by the city’s pro-democracy camp as it gears up to field candidates for an upcoming legislative poll
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Quake shakes northeast Chinese city; no injuries reportedThe Chinese government reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake has shaken the northeastern city of Tangshan
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Australia to offer residence option to 10,000 Hong KongersThe Australian government says it will offer around 10,000 Hong Kong passport holders currently living in Australia a chance to apply for permanent residence once their current visas expire
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2018, aerial file photo shows U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, southern Japan. Okinawan officials said Saturday, July 11, 2020 that dozens of U.S. Marines have been confirmed to have infected with the coronavirus at two bases, Futenma and Camp Hansen, on the southern Japanese island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, and demanded adequate explanation from the U.S. military officials. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
Okinawa governor wants tougher action as 61 Marines infectedThe governor of Japan’s Okinawa is demanding a top U.S. military commander take tougher prevention measures and more transparency hours after officials were told that more than 60 Marines at two bases have been infected with the coronavirus over the past few days
The Associated Press21 hours ago
An Indian health worker helps another to wear personnel protection equipment kit before he collects nasal swab samples at a COVID-19 testing center in Gauhati, Assam state, India, Sunday, July 12, 2020. India is the world’s third worst-affected country by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few casesTaiwan has wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony as it holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE- In this May 20, 2019 file photo, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'La Belle Epoque' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other family members including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have tested positive for the coronavirus in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a government minister said Sunday. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan, 3 family members test positiveBollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other family members have tested positive for the coronavirus in Mumbai
The Associated Press1 day ago
Official: Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians in eastAn Afghan official says at least six civilians, including women and children, have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 day ago
India says Indian, Chinese troops disengaging from standoffIndia’s external affairs minister says Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2018, aerial file photo shows U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, southern Japan. Okinawan officials said Saturday, July 11, 2020 that dozens of U.S. Marines have been confirmed to have infected with the coronavirus at two bases, Futenma and Camp Hansen, on the southern Japanese island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, and demanded adequate explanation from the U.S. military officials. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus Officials on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa say dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases on the island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
British pilot heading home after Vietnam hospital dischargeA British pilot who was Vietnam’s most critical COVID-19 patient has been discharged from a hospital, less than a week after doctors said he was virus-free and healthy enough to return home to Scotland
The Associated Press1 day ago
Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week A 15-year-old surfer has died when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week and at least the fifth in Australia this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
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