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Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leaderIndonesia's President Joko Widodo has been reelected with 55.5% of the vote in last month's election, official results show, though former general Subianto refuses to accept defeat and his campaign is planning street protests
The Associated Press6 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 10, 2013 file photo, a relative of a missing Kashmiri youth participates in a protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, India. A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to probe endemic use of torture by government forces who have faced decades long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troopsKashmir human rights group advocates for a UN investigation of what it calls an endemic use of torture by government forces in the disputed region
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
In this May 9, 2019, photo, Apa Sherpa, center, hands over a computer to Chakra Karki, representative of a school from Dhuske, Okhaldhunga district in Kathmandu, Nepal. Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heightsFamed Everest guide Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more than most everyone and wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Maldives court annuls ex-VP's conviction in boat explosionA court in the Maldives has set aside the conviction and 15-year prison term given the former vice president on allegations he conspired to assassinate former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Indonesian court sentences Frenchman to death for drugsAn Indonesian court has sentenced a Frenchman to death for smuggling 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) of drugs to the tourist island of Lombok
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistan ends offshore drilling after no gas, oil were foundPakistan's ministry of petroleum says authorities are ending offshore drilling off the Karachi coast in the Arabian Sea after no reservoirs of oil and gas were found
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this May 12, 2019, photo, farmers replant rice seedlings in a field in Chongsan-ri, North Korea. South Korea vowed Monday, May 20, 2019, to move quickly on its plans to provide $8 million worth of humanitarian aid to North Korea while it also considers sending food to the country that says it's suffering its worst drought in decades. (AP Photo/Cha Song Ho, File)
South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send foodSouth Korea has vowed to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children and is also considering sending broader food aid to the country, which says it's suffering its worst drought in decades
The Associated Press15 hours ago
China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork pricesPork lovers worldwide are wincing at prices that have jumped by up to 40 percent as China's struggle to stamp out African swine fever in its vast pig herds sends shockwaves through global meat markets
The Associated Press15 hours ago
At least 3 killed in China building collapseAuthorities say at least three people have been killed and four remain buried in the collapse of a building in southern China
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Afghan official: Gunmen hit Kabul checkpoint, kill 3 policeAfghan official: Gunmen storm security checkpoint in Kabul, killing at least 3 police officers
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Australia's prime minister set to form majority governmentPrime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allays fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US ambassador in China makes rare visit to TibetU.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad is making a rare visit to Tibet
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaRecent developments surrounding the South China Sea, where China and its neighbors are engaged in territorial disputes
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, a visitor talks on his smartphone in front of a display of manufacturing robots from a Chinese robot maker at the World Robot Conference in Beijing. In a report issued Monday, May 20, 2019, a business group says the number of foreign companies in China that feel compelled to hand over technology in exchange for market access has doubled since two years ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Report: More companies in China handing over technologyReport: Number of foreign companies in China that feel compelled to hand over technology has doubled since two years ago
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures as he speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, lead by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the country's general election, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Conservatives look set to form gov't after Australia votePrime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as counting of votes from Australia's election allays fears his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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