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Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, diesVeteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, has died after a prolonged illness
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
In this Friday, July 19, 2019 photo, Community health officer Parag Jyoti Das examines Imrana Khatoon, 20, as she holds her newborn baby inside their flood-affected home in Gagalmari, east of Gauhati, India. Khatoon delivered her first baby on a boat in floodwaters early Friday while on her way to a hospital, locals said. The woman and the newborn were brought back to their home without getting to hospital. They were however moved to a hospital on a boat to the nearby Jhargaon town because of unhygienic conditions due to floodwaters, Das said. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South AsiaThe death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Women, children among 10 dead in airstrikes in AfghanistanAfghan officials say at least 10 civilians have been killed in separate airstrikes by Afghan security forces in western Badghis province
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistan's northwest tribal areas hold 1st local pollsPakistan's northwestern tribal areas are holding their first-ever provincial elections, in a region along the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A pro-China supporter holds a red umbrellas during a counter-rally in support of the police in Hong Kong Saturday, July 20, 2019. Police in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong police seize explosives ahead of weekend protestsPolice in Hong Kong have raided a homemade-explosives manufacturing lab ahead of another weekend of protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese city
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 12Authorities say the death toll has risen to 12 in a gas plant explosion in central China
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Kim Hyun-chong, deputy director of South Korea's presidential National Security Office, briefs on the South Korean government's stance on Japan's recent restrictions on its exports to South Korea at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 19, 2019. Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Friday summoned South Korea's ambassador and accused Seoul of violating international law by refusing to join in an arbitration panel to settle a dispute over World War II forced labor. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Japan vows action if S. Korea hurts companies in trade rowJapan's foreign minister says Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanelyTaiwan's president says she will follow "humanitarian principles" in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Hong Kong protesters use signals, Post-its to hone skillsHand signals and Post-its: The Hong Kong protesters have honed their tactics to maximize effectiveness and maintain momentum
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Large group of supporters greets Taiwan president in DenverTaiwan's president was greeted by a large group of supporters and a handful of pro-China protesters as she entered a downtown Denver hotel before dinner
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Thai court accepts complaints against PM, opposition leadersThailand's Constitutional Court has accepted complaints against the prime minister and two opposition party leaders in cases that could see them disqualified from office
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indian gets 10 years in prison in death of British teenagerAn Indian court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the death of a British teenager whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008
The Associated Press1 day ago
Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 19, 2019. A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, according to police and health officials. (AP Photo)
Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33Afghan officials: Powerful bomb goes off outside gates of Kabul University, killing 8 people and wounding 33
The Associated Press1 day ago
CORRECTS NAME OF SPOKESMAN - In this image from video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang speaks during a media briefing which he commented on investigations into Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun in Beijing Thursday, July 18, 2019. Yang who has been detained in Beijing since January was charged on Thursday and moved to a different detention center in the Chinese capital, his lawyer said. (AP Photo)
Australia 'deeply disappointed' China criminally detains manAustralia's foreign minister said on Friday her government was "deeply disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer was placed in criminal detention in Beijing, prompting China to urge against "irresponsible" interference
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistan's ex-finance minister gets bail in corruption casePakistani ex-finance minister granted bail in corruption case involving natural gas imports
The Associated Press1 day ago
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