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Indian women mourn the death of a relative, victim of a train accident, outside a hospital in Amritsar, India, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader said. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 deadA speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, photo, a man rides his motorbike in front of campaign posters for parliamentary candidates, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghans will return to the polls on Saturday, hoping to bring change to a corrupt government that has lost nearly half the country to the Taliban. In the eight years since Afghanistan last held parliamentary elections a resurgent Taliban has carried out near-daily attacks, seizing large swathes of the countryside and threatening major cities. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Stakes high in Afghan election as US seeks peace pactStakes in Afghanistan's parliamentary polls have never been higher coming days after a brazen insurgent attack killed a powerful police commander exposing a harrowing lack of security 17 years since a US-led coalition drove the Taliban from power.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, photo, workers pack disposable aluminum foil food containers for export at a factory in Suixi county in central China's Anhui province. China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter, adding to challenges for communist leaders who are fighting a mounting tariff battle with Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investorsChina's economy slows as officials launch media blitz to revive confidence in sinking stock market
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this April 25, 2017 photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer fires during a joint exercises between the United States and South Korea in South Korea's West Sea.  The Pentagon and South Korea are canceling another major military exercise this year, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea.  (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)
US and South Korea again call off a major military exerciseThe Pentagon and South Korea are canceling another major military exercise this year, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea
The Associated Press8 hours ago
At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in IndiaA Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Indian activist Rehana Fathima, center wearing black helmet, is escorted by policemen as she attempts to enter Sabarimala temple, one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter. Rehana and another young woman journalist were forced to turn back after they had reached the temple precincts under a heavy police escort. (AP Photo)
Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court rulingHindu priests have joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from temple, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE- In this June 26, 2018, file photo, the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan anchors off Manila Bay for a goodwill visit in Manila, Philippines. An U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Copter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan in Asia, sailors hurtA U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, causing injuries to sailors that were not life-threatening
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A look at Afghanistan's parliamentary elections on SaturdayA look at what's at stake, numbers and main issues in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections on Saturday
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, people walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets sank Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global stocks mixed as Chinese economy slowsGlobal stocks are mixed after data show Chinese economic growth slowed more than expected and officials moved to shore up the country's markets.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Afghans set to vote despite Taliban threats, corruptionAfghans hope parliament elections will bring change to corrupt government that's lost nearly half the country to Taliban
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Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying Thai wallPolice say a Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand
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Southeast Asian navies to hold 1st joint drills with ChinaSoutheast Asian navies will hold their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Former Prime Minister Najib Razak walks out of court room at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Najib arrived at high court in support of United Malays National Organization's (UMNO) president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Zahid is expected to be charged with abuse of power, criminal breach of trust and money laundering of funds in his family-run welfare group. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money launderingMalaysia's former deputy PM charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year
The Associated Press15 hours ago
New Zealand surfer bitten on arm by shark, taken to hospitalA New Zealand surfer has been attacked by a shark and airlifted to a hospital after suffering moderate injuries
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this Aug. 4, 2016 photo, Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Three top Kandahar officials, including Raziq, were killed by their own guards Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, although a Taliban spokesman who claimed responsibility told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that U.S Gen. Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan was the target. Miller was unhurt but two U.S. troops were injured and evacuated. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attackThe Latest: Afghanistan's election commission postpones polls in Kandahar province for a week, following deadly attack
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