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FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan’s army chief has told Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates that despite the challenge of COVID-19, Pakistan plans to restart polio vaccination campaigns across the country. The military said late Wednesday, June 10, that Gen. Qamer Javed Bajwa spoke by phone with Gates who has worked to try and eradicate polio worldwide. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
Pakistan to resume polio campaign as COVID-19 cases declinePakistan says it will resume a nationwide anti-polio campaign next week, months after the drive against this crippling children's disease was halted because the coronavirus overwhelmed the country
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, a sign is displayed outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. China on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Huawei posts 13.1% revenue growth amid pandemic, sanctionsTelecom gear maker Huawei Technologies has reported its revenue grew 13.1% in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier, even as it faced sanctions from the U
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 6, 2015 file photo, Sarah Amiri, deputy project manager of the United Arab Emirates Mars mission, talks about the project named "Hope," or "al-Amal" in Arabic, which is scheduled for launch in 2020, during a ceremony in Dubai, UAE. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning in July 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weatherThe liftoff of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter has been postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Lee Myung-hee, the widow of former Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho gets into a car to leave the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Lee received a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees in a case that extended a bizarre legal saga surrounding the company's founding family. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Widow of ex-Korean Air boss convicted of assaulting workersThe widow of the former Korean Air chairman received a suspended prison sentence for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Passengers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through the gates at Yokohama station Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Asia Today: Another spike brings India past 900,000 casesIndia’s number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 and are fast approaching 1 million
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The website of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, or the PM CARES fund, is seen on a computer screen in Kolkata, India, Thursday, July 9, 2020. From industrialists and foreign companies to celebrities and ordinary citizens, people from all walks of life pitched in for a newly created fund touted to strengthen India’s fight against the deadly virus the next day. More than three months later, the PM CARES fund, is now valued at more than $1 billion but has since run into controversy over an alleged lack of transparency and accountability, along with a general lack of clarity over the control, the donors and the use of money donated to it. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors, paymentsOrdinary citizens, industrialists, Bollywood stars and foreign companies are donating to a new fund created by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A worker wearing a face mask to protect against the new coronavirus guides the loading of a shipping container at a container port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, Thursday, July 9, 2020. China’s imports of U.S. goods rose 10.6% in June over a year earlier and its global trade also increased in a fresh sign the world’s second-largest economy is gradually recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, customs data showed Tuesday July 14, 2020. (Chinatopix via AP)
China's trade rises as economy recovers from virus slumpChina's imports of U.S. goods rose 10.6% in June over a year earlier and its global trade also grew in a fresh sign the world’s second-largest economy is gradually recovering from the pandemic
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this photo provided by U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the Saberhawks of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 conduct pre-flight checks on an MH-60R Sea Hawk on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as USS Mustin (DDG 89) steams alongside Thursday, July 9, 2020 in South China Sea. China on Tuesday, July 14, described a U.S. rejection of its maritime claims in the South China Sea as completely unjustified and accused the U.S. of attempting to sow discord between China and the Southeast Asian countries with which it has territorial disputes. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erica Bechard/U.S.Navy via AP)
China accuses US of sowing discord in South China SeaChina has described a U.S. rejection of its maritime claims in the South China Sea as completely unjustified and accused the U.S. of attempting to sow discord between China and the Southeast Asian countries with which it has territorial disputes
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. The Abe government's Defense White Paper 2020 highlights what are potential Chinese and North Korean threats as Japan tries to further increase its defense capability. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by ChinaJapan's government says China is pushing harder to make territorial claims in the regional seas and even using the coronavirus pandemic to expand its influence and take strategic superiority
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Queen's Australia rep was assured of power before '75 crisisQueen Elizabeth II’s office assured her representative in Australia he had the power to bring down the Australian government before he took that extraordinary move in 1975
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New Zealand opposition leader quits 2 months from electionThe leader of New Zealand’s opposition National Party has quit just over two months from elections
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Bad weather may delay 1st UAE Mars mission on Japan rocket Final preparations for the launch from Japan of the United Arab Emirates’ first Mars mission are underway, but there is a chance of a delay because of bad weather
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Coronavirus in 2 foreign arrivals raises alarm in ThailandHealth authorities in Thailand are seeking to trace the local contacts of two recent foreign arrivals in the country who were infected with the coronavirus and may have violated quarantine rules
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a visit to El Centro College in Dallas. U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years.  Pichai, said Monday that the project will focus on building products that are relevant to India’s needs and empowering businesses for their “digital transformation.”(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Google announces $10 billion 'digitization' fund for IndiaU.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Malaysia's top court hears contempt bid against news portalMalaysia’s top court has heard a rare contempt charge by the attorney general against a popular online news portal for publishing readers’ comments that criticized the judiciary, a move slammed by media groups as a clampdown on press freedom
The Associated Press1 day ago
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