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US takes back $100 million from Afghan govt over corruptionU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Washington is taking back $100 million intended for an Afghan energy infrastructure project, citing unacceptably high levels of corruption in the Afghan government
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Indonesian police arrest hundreds linked to forest firesIndonesian police say they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of Southeast Asia
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this combination of photos, from left, former Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, Vice Presidents Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro arrive at Tokyo District Court in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The court ruled that the three former executives for TEPCO were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. It was the only criminal trial in the nuclear disaster that has kept tens of thousands of residents away from their homes because of lingering radiation contamination. (Satoru Yonemaru/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disasterA Japanese court found three former Tokyo Electric Power executives were not criminally responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster following a massive earthquake and tsunami
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this image from a video, a band leads funeral procession for the late Tongan Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva in Nuku'alofa, Tonga Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Hundreds of mourners packed a church service on Thursday and children stood vigil on downtown streets as Tonga took a national holiday to bid farewell to Pohiva at a state funeral. (TVNZ via AP)
Tonga in national holiday to bid farewell to leader PohivaTongans in national holiday to bid farewell, mourn leader Pohiva
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Indonesia sports minister resigns over corruption allegationIndonesia's sports minister has resigned after being accused of stealing $1.8 million in public money
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Public transport drivers strike in Delhi over higher finesCommuters in India's capital are facing difficulties as much of the city's public transportation remains off the roads to protest a sharp increase in traffic fines
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chinese investors check stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic growth and uncertainty over U.S. trade conflicts. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
World shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut ratesShares are higher in Europe after a mixed session in Asia following the Federal Reserve's decision to cut its benchmark interest rate
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A pro-democracy football fan shows a frog toy as she forms part of a human chain at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
China attacks Pelosi for meeting Hong Kong activistsChina's foreign ministry has accused U.S. congressional leader Nancy Pelosi of making irresponsible remarks about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and urged the U.S. to stop interfering in China's internal affairs
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Injured men receive treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Zabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ahmad Wali Sarhadi)
Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed 20 and injured 97 others
The Associated Press7 hours ago
South Korea police say they may have found serial killerSouth Korean police say they have found a suspect thought to be an infamous serial killer wanted for the slaying of 10 women some 30 years ago
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is photographed during an interview at United Nations headquarters. Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights group that he hasn't condemned the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
UN chief rejects claim he didn't condemn China over MuslimsUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly rejecting claims by rights groups that he hasn't condemned the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Taliban claim powerful suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan; official says at least 20 killedTaliban claim powerful suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan; official says at least 20 killed
The Associated Press14 hours ago
General who brought East Timor peace returns 20 years laterThe Australian army general who led an international peacekeeping mission that ended a bloody rampage that followed East Timor's vote for independence has returned to the national capital Dili to mark a 20th anniversary since his arrival.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Pakistan: No talks with India until Kashmir status restoredPakistan's prime minister says his government will not hold any talks with India until New Delhi lifts a curfew in Kashmir and reinstates the disputed region's special autonomous status
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sri Lanka to hold presidential election on Nov. 16Sri Lanka will hold a presidential election on Nov. 16, amid calls for a strong leader to boost national security as the country recovers from deadly Easter Sunday bomb attacks
The Associated Press1 day ago
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