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Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save riverBangladesh's High Court has asked authorities to shut 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation’s capital
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Thai officials meet with major Southern insurgent groupThai officials have held their first formal meeting in recent years with Muslim separatists from southern Thailand belonging to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani, or BRN, the major rebel group operating in the area
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Other countries join China in responding to new coronavirusCountries in Asia and elsewhere are checking the body temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to a new coronavirus that has sickened nearly 300 people in China
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, Interpol President Meng Hongwei delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress, in Singapore. China has sentenced the former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting bribes. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
China sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribesChina has sentenced the former president of Interpol to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes
The Associated Press10 hours ago
China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribesChina sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes
The Associated Press10 hours ago
8 Indians die after falling unconscious at resort in NepalOfficials say eight Indian tourists, including four children, were declared dead after being found unconscious in their room at a mountain resort in Nepal
The Associated Press10 hours ago
AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenshipIndia has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law
The Associated Press11 hours ago
London teen's family sues Malaysian resort over her deathThe family of a London teen found dead after she mysteriously vanished from a Malaysian nature resort last year has sued the resort owner for alleged negligence and appealed to the government for an inquest to determine what happened to her
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Indonesia says 5 citizens kidnapped by Philippine militants Indonesian authorities say five of the country's citizens have been kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Philippines
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Supporters celebrate at the Future Forward Party headquarters at in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy. The court ruled Tuesday that the Future Forward Party showed no intention of committing the offense, and that the complaint had not been filed according to the correct legal procedure. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition chargeThailand's Constitutional Court has acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case that highlights the nation's political divisions
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Thailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchyThailand's Constitutional Court acquits third-biggest political party of seeking overthrow of constitutional monarchy
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, photo, Ang Tshering Sherpa, owner of a Nepal-based mountaineering company Asian Trekking, stands for the camera in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tshering's great-grandfather was among the workers who were part of the 1924 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine team that attempted to scale Everest from the Tibetan side. Once relegated to support staff, Nepalese climbers famous for their skills on the world's highest peaks are emerging out of the shadows of their Western peers and now dominate the lucrative industry in the Himalayan nation. "Nepalese are leading in the mountaineering and adventure tourism in the region now," Tshering said. “Nepalese operators have made a leap in mountaineering sector because they are less expensive, more experienced, have collected equipment and gears over the years they can use and have to pay less for a climbing permit.” (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepalese-owned operators take lead on world's highest peaksNepalese mountaineers are emerging out of the shadows of Western climbers and operators, setting own records and cashing in on expeditions
The Associated Press15 hours ago
UPDATED to reflect new numbers; map shows coronavirus outbreak cases in Asia; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;
As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseasFace masks are selling out and officials at airports and train stations are checking passengers for fevers as China seeks to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Head of Chinese government expert team confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus, state media saysHead of Chinese government expert team confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus, state media says
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Monday, April 6, 2015, file photo, Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil women sit holding placards with portraits of their missing relatives as they protest outside a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certificates will be issued, his office said Monday. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificatesSri Lanka's president has decided that tens of thousands of people still missing from the country's quarter-century civil war will be formally declared dead and death certificates will be issued
The Associated Press1 day ago
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