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Former Indian minister Jaswant Singh dies at age 82Jaswant Singh, a veteran Indian politician who served as defense minister, finance minister and external affairs minister during his career, has died
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE- in this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, a policeman stands guard at the entrance to a Sikh house of worship as journalists film the aftermath of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus is shrinking to its lowest levels. With growing threats from the local Islamic State affiliate, many are choosing to leave the country of their birth to escape the insecurity and a once-thriving community of as many as 250,000 members now counts fewer than 700. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Facing IS, last embattled Sikhs, Hindus leave AfghanistanAfghanistan’s dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus is shrinking to its lowest levels ever
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Carbon monoxide kills 16 in coal mine in southwest ChinaHigh levels of carbon monoxide have killed 16 people in a coal mine in southwestern China
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier in Kashmir Pakistan’s military says Indian troops opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing one soldier
The Associated Press11 hours ago
S. Korea returns Korean War remains of 117 Chinese soldiersSouth Korea has returned to China the remains of 117 Chinese soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War
The Associated Press12 hours ago
13 killed in van fire on highway in southern Pakistan Pakistani police say 13 people have died after a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway heading to the port city of Karachi
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Family members bow to respect at their ancestral cemetery ahead of Chuseok holiday, the Korean version of Thanksgiving Day, at a cemetery in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. South Korea's national cemeteries will be closed during the upcoming Chuseok holiday during the five-day holidays from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asia Today: Melbourne eases lockdown, schools, work resumeAustralia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has further eased lockdown restrictions, allowing most children to return to school from next month and sending more than 125,000 people back to work
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A South Korean marine boat patrols near Yeonpyeong island, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. North Korea accused South Korea of sending ships across the disputed sea boundary to find the body of a man recently killed by North Korean troops, warning Sunday the alleged intrusion could escalate tensions. (Baek Seung-ryul/Yonhap via AP)
North Korea accuses South of intrusion to find dead officialNorth Korea is accusing South Korea of sending ships across the disputed sea boundary to find the body of a South Korean official recently killed by North Korean troops
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Owner of fire-stricken ship to pay $2.3M for Sri Lankan helpAn official says the owner of a large oil tanker that caught fire off Sri Lanka’s coast has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the island nation for its help in extinguishing the blaze
The Associated Press1 day ago
India to spend $15 million to boost Buddhist ties in regionIndia has announced a $15 million grant for promotion of Buddhist ties with its neighbor Sri Lanka
The Associated Press1 day ago
China pushes emergency use of COVID vaccine despite concernsHundreds of thousands of people have taken one of the four leading vaccine candidates in China
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bollywood actor, Deepika Padukone, center, arrives at the office of narcotics control board, in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone, was questioned on Saturday by India's narcotics control board which is probing the movie industry's links with drug peddler and cartels, officials said. (AP Photo)
3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigationOfficials say three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, have been questioned by India’s narcotics agency as part of an investigation into the movie industry’s alleged links with drug peddlers and cartels
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pilot whales lie stranded on a sand bar near Strahan, Australia, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. An estimated 250 whales are stuck on sandy shoals and government marine conservation staff have been deployed to the scene to attempt to rescue the whales. (Brodie Weeding/Pool Photo via AP)
Still no cause for mass pilot whale stranding in AustraliaThe reason for Australia’s biggest mass whale stranding will probably remain a mystery but the social nature of the species involved may have played a part
The Associated Press1 day ago
People watch a screen showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Kim apologized Friday over the killing of a South Korea official near the rivals' disputed sea boundary, saying he's "very sorry" about the "unexpected" and "unfortunate" incident, South Korean officials said Friday. The Korean letters read: "Sorry for South Korea." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
S. Korea calls for N. Korea to further investigate shootingSouth Korea says it will request North Korea to further investigate the killing of a South Korean government official who was shot by North Korean troops after being found adrift near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary while apparently trying to defect
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anning Chen, CEO of Ford China, removes a face mask with the Ford Mustang logo as he prepares to give a presentation at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, also known as Auto China, in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Auto China 2020, postponed from March, is the first major trade show for any industry since the pandemic began as automakers are looking to China, the first major economy to start recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, to drive sales growth and reverse multibillion-dollar losses. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: Victoria health chief quits in quarantine probeAustralia’s Victoria state health minister has resigned in the fallout from an inquiry into why security guards were used instead of police or the military at quarantine hotels
The Associated Press1 day ago
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