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China pressuring priest at center of agreement with VaticanA Chinese Catholic priest whose demotion was key to a now-stalled effort at reconciliation between China and the Vatican is now being pressured to join the official Communist Party-controlled church organization
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Pope Francis, left, and his cousin, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori visit the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch at Was Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope’s cousin takes star turn in Thailand as papal whispererSister Ana Rosa Sivori has taken something of a star turn during her second cousin’s visit to Thailand
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nationThe Pacific people of Bougainville will on Saturday begin voting in a historic referendum to decide if they want to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Chinese leader Xi Jinping says Beijing wants a trade deal with the U.S. but if need be will ‘fight back’Chinese leader Xi Jinping says Beijing wants a trade deal with the U.S. but if need be will ‘fight back’
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rights group draws attention to heavy smog in PakistanAn international rights group says tens of thousands of people in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore are at risk of respiratory disease because of poor air quality related to thick smog hanging over the region
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sri Lanka leader appoints Cabinet, brother will lead financeSri Lanka’s new president has appointed a 16-member interim Cabinet and allotted finance and other ministries to his brother, the new prime minister
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, a woman lights candles during a candlelight vigil for murdered British tourist Grace Millane at Cathedral Square in Christchurch, New Zealand. A New Zealand jury on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019,  was deliberating whether a British backpacker was murdered by a man she met on a dating app or was accidentally choked to death during sex. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
Man found guilty of murdering British tourist in New ZealandA New Zealand jury has found a man guilty of murder in the death of British backpacker Grace Millane
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, an employee browses her smartphone at a clothing store having a promotion sale at a shopping mall in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province. China has raised its estimate of the size of its economy by 2.1% following a census, raising its gross domestic product for 2018 to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.1 trillion), the National Bureau of Statistics said Frida, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China raises estimate of economy’s size following censusChina has revised upward its estimate of the size of its economy by 2.1% for 2018 following a national census
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man in New Zealand is found guilty of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane after a 3-week trialA man in New Zealand is found guilty of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane after a 3-week trial
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Fred Warmbier, right, and his wife Cindy listen on about their son Otto Warmbier who died after being released by North Korea in 2017 during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The Warmbiers say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights abuses.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Parents of late US hostage chasing North Korean assetsThe parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean businesses
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Journalist arrested in Vietnam for ‘anti-state’ activitiesState media in Vietnam say a journalist has been arrested for “anti-state” activities
The Associated Press4 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Prophet’s birthday in Kashmir, protests in Hong Kong, pope in Asia
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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