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89 foreigners arrested at Thai bar flouting COVID-19 rulesPolice in Thailand say they have arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations at a party organized by a bar on a popular resort island
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Philippines protests new China law as `verbal threat of war’The Philippines is protesting a new Chinese law that authorizes its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy other countries' structures on islands it claims
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Singapore detains 16-year-old over plans to attack mosquesSingapore’s government says it had detained without trial a 16-year-old student, who had made detailed plans and preparations to launch what authorities called terrorist attacks on two mosques
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this March 29, 2002 file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British-Pakistani man accused in the 2002 killing of the American Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. In a dramatic turn of events, Sheikh, a man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of Pearl admitted a "minor" role in his death, upending 18 years of denials, the Pearl family lawyer said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)
Pakistani suspect admits to role in Daniel Pearl’s beheadingA lawyer for the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl says the Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 beheading has admitted to having a “minor" role in Pearl's death
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this photo released by Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (BAKAMLA), Iranian-flagged MT Horse, left, and Panamanian-flagged MT Frea tankers are seen anchored together in Pontianak waters off Borneo island, Indonesia, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Indonesian authorities said that they seized the two vessels suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country's waters. (Indonesian Maritime Security Agency via AP)
China asks Indonesia to treat detained sailors fairlyChina’s government has called on Indonesia to treat a group of detained Chinese sailors fairly but gave no indication what their oil tanker was doing when it was found at sea transferring fuel from an Iranian ship
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Myanmar health workers receive first COVID-19 vaccinationsHealth workers in Myanmar are receiving the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the Southeast Asian country, five days after the first vaccines were delivered from India
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Health workers become 1st to get COVID-19 vaccine in NepalThousands of health workers lined up across Nepal to get the coronavirus vaccine as the Himalayan nation began a three-month vaccination campaign
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a North Korean flag flutters in the wind atop a 160-meter tower in North Korea's village Gijungdong as seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber researchGoogle believes hackers backed by the North Korean government posed as computer security bloggers on social media while attempting to steal information from researchers in the field
The Associated Press8 hours ago
China: Military flights warn against interference in TaiwanChina says its military drills near Taiwan serve as a stern warning against foreign interference and independence moves in the self-governing island off its east coast
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Hot lava runs down from the crater of Mount Merapi, partially seen behind a mosque in Sleman, Indonesia, late Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The country's most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) down its slopes. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)
Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruptionIndonesia’s most active volcano has erupted with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing down its slopes
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This Jan. 31, 2014, image released by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings shows the aerial view of the No. 3 reactor, with its roof blown off and shield plug (circle in the middle) exposed, in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, adopted by Japanese nuclear regulators Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges.(Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings via AP)
Newly found Fukushima plant contamination may delay cleanupA draft investigation report into the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown says it has detected dangerously high levels of radioactive contamination at two of the three reactors, adding to concerns about decommissioning challenges
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A Sikh farmer takes a wash at his makeshift tent at Singhu, Delhi-Haryana border camp for protesting farmers against three farm bills, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Leaders of a protest movement sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed India's historic Red Fort, the most dramatic moment in two months of demonstrations that have grown into a major challenge of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Protesting farmers return to camp after storming Indian fortLeaders of a protest movement have sought to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed India’s historic Red Fort
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, walks in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Asia Today: South Korea adds 559 cases, highest in 10 daysSouth Korea has reported 599 new coronavirus cases, the highest in 10 days, as health workers scramble to slow infections at religious facilities, which have been a major source throughout the pandemic
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The statue of the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog is seen in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Turkmenistan's autocratic leader has established a national holiday to honor the local dog breed, media reports said Tuesday. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered the holiday praising the Alabai, the Central Asian shepherd dog, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of April when the ex-Soviet nation also marks the day of the local horse breed, according to the daily Neutral Turkmenistan. (AP Photo/Alexander Vershinin)
Turkmen ruler establishes holiday to honor local dog breedTurkmenistan's autocratic leader has established a national holiday to honor the local dog breed
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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