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Commuters wear pollution masks and ride in a bus as the city is enveloped under thick smog in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. A thick haze of polluted air is hanging over India's capital, with authorities trying to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. The air quality index exceeded 400, about eight times the recommended maximum. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips furtherSchools in India’s capital are shut after air quality plunged to a severe category for the third consecutive day, enveloping New Delhi in a thick gray haze of noxious air
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Gunmen kill senior police official in northwest PakistanPakistani police: Gunmen fire on police vehicle, killing senior counter-terrorism officer, wounding 2
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Cambodia’s opposition leader in Indonesia plotting next moveExiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has arrived in Indonesia to meet some of the country’s lawmakers as he considers when and how to make his long-awaited return to his homeland
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Indian court to set law on women’s entry in temples, mosquesIndia's Supreme Court will set law on women’s entry into temples and mosques after being asked to review its decision lifting a ban on some women entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Australia deeply concerned by Hong Kong violenceAustralia has expressed deep concern by the violence in Hong Kong and the “increasing divide between the authorities and Hong Kong people”
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A lander is lifted during a test of hovering, obstacle avoidance and deceleration capabilities at a facility in Huailai in China's Hebei province, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. China has invited international observers to the test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. Thursday's test was conducted at a site outside Beijing simulating conditions on the Red Planet, where the pull of gravity is about one-third that of Earth.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China tests Mars lander in international cooperation pushChina has invited observers to a test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan reports on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 its economy grew at an annual pace of 0.2% in July-September, supported by consumer purchases ahead of a tax hike. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP, File)
Japan’s economy slows, logging 0.2% annual expansion in 3QJapan economy grows at 0.2% pace in July-September, supported by consumer purchases ahead of a tax hike
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Nail roadblocks is placed on road by pro-democracy protesters outside the campus of the University of Hong Kong, early Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city's 5-month-long anti-government unrest. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, campus violenceHonk Kong residents again endure traffic snarls and transportation disruptions as protesters closed some major arteries and rail networks as police, students skirmish at universities
The Associated Press5 hours ago
South Korean ex-justice minister summoned in financial probeSouth Korean prosecutors have summoned the country’s former justice minister as they expand an investigation into corruption allegations surrounding his family
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Toll rises in Australian wildfires with more danger aheadThe death toll for wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warn of worsening conditions to come
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pakistani cleric ends sit-in, calls for blocking highwaysA radical Pakistani cleric says his tens of thousands of supporters have ended their weekslong sit-in in the capital and will start blocking highways across the country
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Cambodia says it defeated opposition effort to topple govtCambodia’s government has claimed victory in its jousting with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was unable to meet his self-imposed deadline to return to the country in an attempt to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Afghan security personnel gather at the site of car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. A car bomb detonated in the Afghan capital of Kabul during Wednesday's morning commute, killing several people, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan officials: Kabul car bomb killed 12, including kidsAfghan officials raise death toll to 12 in Kabul car bombing targeting security convoy; children among those killed
The Associated Press19 hours ago
This image released on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), shows asteroid Ryugu taken by Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft. The Japan spacecraft has departed from the distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system. (JAXA via AP)
Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroidA Japanese spacecraft has left a distant asteroid, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump prepare to shake hands at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, North Korea’s supreme decision-making institution has lashed out at planned U.S.-South Korean drills and warned that the United States will face “bigger threat and harsh suffering” if it ignores North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s end-of-year deadline to salvage the nuclear diplomacy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
North Korea issues warning over US-South Korea drillsNorth Korea’s supreme decision-making body has lashed out at planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and warned the U.S. not to ignore a year-end deadline to salvage nuclear talks
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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