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Captain of fire-stricken ship barred from leaving Sri LankaA court in Sri Lanka has barred the captain of an oil tanker that caught fire off the coast from leaving the Indian ocean nation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, U.S. Navy sailors stand on deck of the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold as it arrives in port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province,  U.S.-China friction has flared again, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global environmental damage and has reneged on its promise not to militarize the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Borg Wong, File)
China fires back at US over environment, South China SeaU.S.-China friction has flared again, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global environmental damage and has reneged on its promise not to militarize the South China Sea
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pakistan arrests opposition leader ahead of planned protestsPakistan’s anti-graft body has arrested an opposition leader over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case after a court rejected bail for him
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020 file photo, a South Korean marine boat patrols near Yeonpyeong island, South Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has apologized for the first time for the killing of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen. The shooting triggered outrage that Seoul apparently wasted hours to rescue the man before his death. (Baek Seung-ryul/Yonhap via AP, File)
S. Korea's Moon apologizes over handling of killing by NorthSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in has apologized for the first time for the death of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Top Afghan negotiator in Taliban talks arrives in PakistanAfghanistan’s top official in negotiations with the Taliban has arrived in Pakistan’s capital on a three-day trip
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Australian park owner fined $2.5M over 4 river ride deaths An Australian theme park owner has been fined $2.5 million for safety breaches that led to the deaths of four people on a river rapids ride in 2016
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Faisal Siddiqi, right, a lawyer for the family of Daniel Pearl, an American reporter who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan, arrives at the Supreme Court for an appeal hearing in the Pearl case, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Pakistan's Supreme Court is to hear an appeal Monday by the family of Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in the gruesome 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan's top court accepts appeal by Daniel Pearl's familyPakistan’s Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter
The Associated Press16 hours ago
A protester wears a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus as he holds a placard during a protest against a pair of controversial agriculture bills in Bengaluru, India, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. India's confirmed coronavirus tally has reached 6 million cases, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases since the pandemic began. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million casesIndia’s confirmed coronavirus tally has reached 6 million, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases
The Associated Press16 hours ago
India's Health Ministry says reported coronavirus cases in the country have surpassed 6 millionIndia's Health Ministry says reported coronavirus cases in the country have surpassed 6 million
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Social distancing stickers are viewed in an elevator at a shopping building Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital confirmed more than 70 coronavirus cases on Monday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asia Today: Australian hot spot, South Korea hit new lowsAustralia’s coronavirus hot spot, Victoria state, has recorded its lowest number of new infections in more than three months as the nation’s second-largest city, Melbourne, further eased its lockdown restrictions
The Associated Press16 hours ago
South China Sea Watch: China holds drills amid new tensionsChina is holding new military exercises in the South China Sea amid an uptick in tensions between the Asian giant and its Southeast Asian neighbors and the U.S.  China holds regular drills in the area and there was no immediate indication they had been prompted by recent events
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper has reported, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
Church says Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis A church agency says Cardinal George Pell will return to the Vatican soon for the first time since he was cleared of child sex crimes five months ago
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Former Indian minister Jaswant Singh dies at age 82Jaswant Singh, a veteran Indian politician who served as defense minister, finance minister and external affairs minister during his career, has died
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- in this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, a policeman stands guard at the entrance to a Sikh house of worship as journalists film the aftermath of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus is shrinking to its lowest levels. With growing threats from the local Islamic State affiliate, many are choosing to leave the country of their birth to escape the insecurity and a once-thriving community of as many as 250,000 members now counts fewer than 700. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Facing IS, last embattled Sikhs, Hindus leave AfghanistanAfghanistan’s dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus is shrinking to its lowest levels ever
The Associated Press1 day ago
Carbon monoxide kills 16 in coal mine in southwest ChinaHigh levels of carbon monoxide have killed 16 people in a coal mine in southwestern China
The Associated Press1 day ago
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