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Cambodian king pardons imprisoned land rights activistsA prominent leader of Cambodia's land rights movement and three activists who were imprisoned with her have been freed under a royal pardon
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Afghan livestock merchants display animals for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. During the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, which in most places lasts four days, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle, distribute part of the meat to the poor and eat the rest. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attackAfghan forces rescue nearly 150 people hours after they were seized by the Taliban, who escape with 21 captives
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ciudadanos surcoreanos parten hacia Corea del Norte para participar en reuniones con familiares que viven en el país y a los que no ven desde hace años, acompañados por funcionarios de la oficina de Aduanas, Inmigración y Cuarentena, en Goseong, Corea del Sur, el 20 de agosto de 2018. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
Brief Korean reunions bring tears for separated familiesMother and son among those reunited as rival Koreas begin emotional family reunions
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Transgender Pakistanis demand protection after killingDozens of transgender people in Pakistan have held a protest demanding more protection after a transgender woman was shot dead and dismembered last week
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talksGlobal stocks gain on hopes for progress on China-US trade issues
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Australian filmmaker testifies in his Cambodian trialAn Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing a possible five to 10 years in prison on a charge of endangering national security has testified that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Malaysia lobbies for Chinese help amid fiscal woesMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he hopes China will sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he meets with Chinese leaders after suspending multibillion-dollar Beijing-backed projects in his country
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pakistan's 21-member Cabinet is sworn in; PM promises changePakistan's 21-member Cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan is sworn in
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Women line up for food being distributed at a relief camp set up for flood effected people at a Christian missionary run school in Alappuzha in the southern state of Kerala, India, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Kerala has been battered by torrential downpours since Aug. 8, with floods and landslides killing at least 250 people. About 800,000 people now living in some 4,000 relief camps. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Indians begin massive cleanup as rains diminish in KeralaThousands of people in flood-ravaged south India are wading through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Patients are treated outside a hospital following an earthquake on Lombok island, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Multiple strong earthquakes killed a number of people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least 12 people as the tourist hotspot was trying to recover from an earlier temblor that killed hundreds
The Associated Press9 hours ago
China protests to US over stopover by Taiwan's presidentChina says it has protested to the United States over a stopover by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen during which she toured the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Houston
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Verdict scheduled for next week in Myanmar reporters' trialA judge in Myanmar says he will issue a verdict next Monday in the trial of two Reuters journalists that is a key test of media freedom in the former military dictatorship
The Associated Press10 hours ago
The Latest: Afghan forces free 149 people taken by TalibanThe Latest: Afghan officials say security forces free 149 people taken by Taliban; 21 hostages still with insurgents
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Russian Alexander Kirillov, arrives at the Pattaya Provincial Court Chonburi province, Thailand, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Self-styled sex guru Kirillov and seven others were arrested at a sex training seminar in Pattaya in February and have been in custody ever since. All the defendants, who could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted, pleaded innocent. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Escort says oligarch now has tapes on Russia interferenceA model and escort from Belarus who claimed to have information linking Russian interference to the election of President Donald Trump says she no longer has the evidence and will not talk about it
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Afghan officials: Government forces free 149 people abducted by Taliban hours earlier; insurgents still hold 21 hostagesAfghan officials: Government forces free 149 people abducted by Taliban hours earlier; insurgents still hold 21 hostages
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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