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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a sell-off of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
World stock markets mostly dip on Fed views on ratesStock markets are mostly lower on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a trishaw in Beijing. China on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 criticized Washington’s decision to leave the United Nations treaty that regulates international postage that comes amid a worsening trade dispute between the world’s top two economies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China 'regrets' US leaving postal union amid trade disputeChina regrets U.S. withdrawal from UN treaty on international postage
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, Indian Junior Foreign Minister M.J. Akbar is seen before a delegation level meeting with his Czech counterpart in New Delhi, India. M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2018, amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claimsIndia's junior external affairs minister resigns after 20 women accused him of sexually harassing them during his previous media career; he says he will challenge 'false allegations' against him
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villagesIndonesia's disaster agency says helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighborhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Malaysia's former deputy PM detained for alleged graftMalaysia's anti-graft agency says it has detained former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a case linked to misappropriation of funds in a welfare group
The Associated Press16 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, meets Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in Singapore Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
The Latest: Mattis, Chinese counterpart discuss disputed seaU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe
The Associated Press16 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, meets Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in Singapore Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreementsAfter a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Candidate: Elections key to countering Afghan conservatismAfghan woman candidate: Saturday's elections key to countering conservatism that stifles opportunities for women
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Pakistan launches search for 11 abducted Iranian guardsPakistan has told Tehran that its security forces are trying to trace 11 members of Iran's border force who were abducted by militants
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, port workers chat each other next to a pile of cargo at a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan has recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year, marking the first decline since 2016, after several natural disasters. September imports rose 7 percent, according to data released Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, by the Ministry of Finance. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japan exports fall in September, first decline since 2016Japan exports slip in September as trade tensions weigh on business
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, center, a prominent Vietnamese blogger, stands trial in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom,” was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government. (Tien Minh/ Vietnam News Agency via AP, File)
Vietnam frees popular blogger on condition she leave for USVietnam has freed a well-known blogger, "Mother Mushroom," after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police chase away protestors who tried to stop women of menstruating age from going to the Sabarimala temple at Nilackal, a base camp on way to the mountain shrine in Kerala, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The historic mountain shrine, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the country's top court. Police arrested some protesters when they tried to block the path of some females. (AP Photo)
Protesters stop females ages 10 to 50 from entering templeAn Indian temple and one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage centers has opened its doors to females of menstruating age to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but hundreds of protesters fought with police to keep women out
The Associated Press1 day ago
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