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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 Press11 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 Press12 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 Press17 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 Press22 hours ago
People wait to identify and collect bodies of relatives who died in a fire 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. (AP Photo/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 Press22 hours 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 Press22 hours 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
FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, a statue representing sex slaves is seen near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system. The letters read "Nullity". (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Historical documents show Japan's role in WWII sex slaves Kyodo News service has reported historical documents show the Japanese Imperial Army asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police: Explosion in eastern Pakistan kills 1, wounds 4Pakistani police say an explosion near a religious congregation in the eastern city of Lahore has killed one and wounded four others
The Associated Press1 day ago
Afghanistan bids farewell to slain Japanese physicianAfghan President Ashraf Ghani has led a memorial to bid final farewell to a Japanese physician killed earlier this week in a roadside shooting in eastern Afghanistan that also killed five Afghans traveling with him
The Associated Press1 day ago
A pro-Beijing supporter yells at a photographer during a rally in Hong Kong on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Six months of unrest have tipped Hong Kong's already weak economy into recession. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Pro-government protesters denounce Hong Kong 'rioters'Hundreds of protesters waving red Chinese flags have packed a Hong Kong park to denounce what they say is a reign of terror being imposed by rioters who have smashed shops and other targets during months of anti-government demonstrations that have shaken the city
The Associated Press1 day ago
Indian policemen watch the forensic experts investigate at the site where four men suspected of raping and killing a woman were killed in Shadnagar some 50 kilometers or 31 miles from Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies after burn attackA 23-year-old Indian woman who alleged she was gang-raped has died from burn injuries sustained in an attack that took place while she was on her way to a court hearing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Demonstrators besiege Pakistan newspaper 2nd time in a weekDozens of protesters have briefly besieged the office of a well-known independent newspaper in Islamabad, chanting slogans against the editor and staff and setting fire to copies of the paper before fleeing
The Associated Press2 days ago
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