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UN says slight drop in war deaths, but more women among themThe United Nation reports a slight drop in the number of civilians dying in Afghanistan's protracted 16-year war during the first three months of this year
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Militant group: Pakistan using prisoner for propagandaThe Taliban in Pakistan has accused the country's premier intelligence service of using a notorious captured militant leader to give the impression the group is being funded by foreign spy agencies to orchestrate attacks, a militant spokesman says
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Kashmir civilian killed, 7 injured during anti-India protestPolice say a 70-year-old civilian was killed and seven people were injured during an anti-India protest that erupted after a gunbattle that killed three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Suspected Muslim insurgents in S. Thailand kill 4 soldiersSuspected Muslim insurgents have killed four paramilitary army rangers in an ambush in southern Thailand, in the latest high-profile attack in the troubled region
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Cambodian PM wants US to amend deportation agreementCambodia's prime minister says he wants to amend a 15-year-old pact with United States that calls for Cambodians with permanent resident status in the United States to be repatriated if they have been convicted of a felony crime
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
The Latest: US drone strike kills 7 in northwest PakistanTwo Pakistani intelligence officials say an overnight suspected U.S. drone strike has killed seven militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Director-General of South Bangkok Prosecutor's Office Suthi Kittisupaporn talks to reporters at South Bangkok prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Prosecutors in Bangkok say Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya has again asked for a meeting with them to be postponed, so further delaying attempts to lay charges against him in connection with a fatal hit and run accident more than four years ago. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heirAn heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago, as prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanshipNorth Korea observers have long marveled at the impoverished, autocratic nation's ability to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang regionAuthorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland
The Associated Press3 hours ago
UNICEF urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schoolsThe U.N. children's agency is urging Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, a day after the death of an 11-year-old boy allegedly abused at a religious school
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man stands in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Share prices were mostly lower in Asia following U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for tax cuts, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index down 0.2 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng 0.3 percent lower. Traders were awaiting the release of a policy statement by the Bank of Japan, though no major changes were expected. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World stocks mixed as markets mull Trump's tax planWorld stock indexes are mixed as investors assess the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul
The Associated Press3 hours ago
French tourist recovers in New Zealand after shark attackA French tourist is recovering in a New Zealand hospital after she was bitten on the leg by a shark while bodyboarding
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrests 9 more activistsHong Kong authorities are expanding their crackdown on the Chinese-controlled territory's opposition by launching a fresh round of arrests of activists
The Associated Press8 hours ago
India blocks social media in Kashmir in wake of abuse videosIndia has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this April 21, 2017, photo, a pump is seen at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea. Gas stations have been restricting sales or even closing their gates due to what appears to be a serious shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)
Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag onAn acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has gone on for a week with no explanation
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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