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Police arrest 7 suspected militants in Indonesia's PapuaPolice say they have arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province as authorities beef up security ahead of Christmas and New Year's celebrations across the country
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rallySeveral thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution  have rallied  in the nation's capital  in one of the largest political demonstrations in recent years
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Alleged militants kill police officer in eastern IndonesiaAlleged members of an Islamic militant group have shot a police officer to death in the latest assault targeting officials in the world's most populous Muslim country
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Hong Kong police make 3 arrests in another explosives caseHong Kong police say they have arrested three men for testing homemade explosives they suspect were intended for use during protests
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Insider attack kills 9 Afghan militia, officials sayAn Afghan official says at least one militia member has opened fire on his comrades, killing nine
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, North Korea says it conducted another 'crucial test' at its long-range rocket facility. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site North Korea says it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent
The Associated Press13 hours ago
North Korea says it conducted another ‘crucial test’ at its long-range rocket facility North Korea says it conducted another ‘crucial test’ at its long-range rocket facility
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Explosion in south Nepal town kills 3, injures another 3An explosion at a house in a southern Nepal town has killed three people including the owner, his son and a police officer who responded to the call about the device
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. People in touch with state employees in China say the government in the far west region of Xinjiang is destroying documents and taking other steps to tighten control on information. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
AP Exclusive: China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaksPeople in touch with state employees in China say the government in the far west region of Xinjiang is destroying documents and taking other steps to tighten control on information
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In this Nov. 25, 2019, photo, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Japan local leader Harumi Suzuki holds signs while speaking during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. Suzuki and Katsumi Takenaka are among a handful of people who have gone public as survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse in Japan. They held signs, when Pope Francis visited recently, standing where his motorcade passed, but in different spots and days. But they are starting to feel less alone. The Japanese bishops conference launched a nationwide investigation into sexual abuse of women and children this year, responding to the Vatican’s demand for an urgent response to the global crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in JapanHarumi Suzuki and Katsumi Takenaka are among a handful of people who have gone public as survivors of Catholic clergy sexual abuse in Japan
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Police divers prepare to search the waters near White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, Saturday Dec.14, 2019. A team of nine from the Police National Dive Squad resumed their search early Saturday for a body seen in the water following Monday's volcanic eruption. (New Zealand Police via AP)
Specialist teams hope to recover last 2 volcano victimsSpecialist teams are expected to return to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday to resume a land search for the bodies of two victims of an eruption which has now claimed 15 lives
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Afghan presidential candidate to allow ballot recount Afghanistan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has agreed to allow a ballot recount in provinces where his supporters had stopped the process for almost a month
The Associated Press1 day ago
China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods China deputy trade envoy says China, U.S. have reached trade deal, will reduce punitive tariffs on each other’s goods
The Associated Press1 day ago
Authorities close Pakistani university after student killedAuthorities in Pakistan's capital Islamabad have temporarily closed a major university
The Associated Press1 day ago
Former U.S. President Barack Obama with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng arrives for the "values-based leadership" during a plenary session of the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Obama says Paris climate deal is still the way forwardFormer U.S. President Barack Obama says the Paris Agreement on climate change may fall short of expectations but is still the way forward to achieve progress and encourage businesses to invest in clean energy
The Associated Press1 day ago
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