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Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years Malaysia has began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says people are unaccounted for on White Island after volcanic eruptionNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says people are unaccounted for on White Island after volcanic eruption
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Tourists injured, missing in eruption of New Zealand volcanoA volcano has erupted on a small New Zealand island, and a number of people were missing and injured
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mudslides strand hundreds of tourists in New Zealand townNearly 1,000 tourists in New Zealand are stranded in the small town of Franz Josef after stormy weather triggered landslides and flooding on the town's main highway
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Indonesia arrests 5 suspected poachers of pregnant tigersIndonesian authorities have arrested five suspected poachers of a pair of critically endangered pregnant Sumatran tigers and seized four fetuses that had been preserved in a jar
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Noor Jehan, center, arrives to identify the body of her father who died in a fire in a factory in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Dozens of people died on Sunday in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi, police said. Firefighters fought the blaze from 100 meters (yards) away because it broke out in one of the area's many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, authorities at the scene said. (AP Photo/Rishi Lekhi)
New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces The victims of a devastating factory fire in central New Delhi early Sunday lived in a dense neighborhood packed with thousands of poor migrant workers from different Indian states forced to live and work in buildings without proper ventilation and prone to fire
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Body of slain doctor returns home to Japan from AfghanistanThe body of a Japanese medical doctor slain in Afghanistan in a roadside shooting has returned home
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Pro-democracy protesters take part in a march on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a march seen as a test of the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement about to mark a half year of demonstrations. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rallyDuring a huge pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong, one woman protested by crawling on her hands and knees through the vast crowds, dragging bricks and empty soda cans on pieces of string behind her
The Associated Press1 day ago
Un camión de bomberos junto al lugar de un incendio en una calle estrecha en Nueva Delhi, India, el 8 de diciembre de 2019. (AP Foto/Manish Swarup)
Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capitalAuthorities say an electrical short circuit appears to have caused a devastating fire that killed at least 43 people in a crowded market area in central New Delhi
The Associated Press1 day ago
A doctor at a government-run hospital says at least 34 people have died in a major fire in central New DelhiA doctor at a government-run hospital says at least 34 people have died in a major fire in central New Delhi
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, a man watches a TV screen showing an image of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea said Sunday, Dec. 8, it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that will have a key effect on the country's strategic position. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled siteNorth Korea says it has carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it when it entered denuclearization talks with Washington last year
The Associated Press1 day ago
North Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch siteNorth Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch site
The Associated Press1 day ago
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