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Fire at plastic factory outside Indian capital kills 9A fire official says a blaze at a plastic factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital has killed nine people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
2 Indonesian hostages released by their Abu Sayyaf captorsTwo Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors
The Associated Press2 hours ago
An Indian family rides a motorcycle as they move to a safer place following firing from the Pakistan side of the border in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.  Police say two civilians and a soldier have been killed as Pakistani soldiers on Saturday continued targeting Indian border posts and villages with mortar shells and automatic gunfire for the fourth straight day in Jammu region.(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Kashmir fighting escalates between India, PakistanIndian and Pakistani troops have traded fire along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a soldier in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Park Dong-joo/Yonhap via AP)
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to SouthNorth Korea on Saturday proposed to send a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
China says US warship violated sovereignty near ScarboroughThe Chinese government accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Myanmar soldiers sentenced for killing Kachin civiliansMyanmar military has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, right, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lakeThousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore.
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Southern Californians charged with Chinese export schemeTwo Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges that they illegally exported computer chips with military applications to China
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Chinese scholar caseU.S. prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US prosecutors to seek the death penalty for man charged with killing University of Illinois scholar from China.US prosecutors to seek the death penalty for man charged with killing University of Illinois scholar from China.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureauRadio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan's intelligence agency accused it of airing programs "against the interest of Pakistan."
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Damaged Navy ship arrives in Mississippi for repairsMississippi residents are being encouraged to come out and wave flags as a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer arrives for repairs Friday
The Associated Press22 hours ago
An Indian man inspects a house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Suchetgarh village , in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19,2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in KashmirTensions between India and Pakistan have soared along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
The Associated Press23 hours ago
N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupeNorth Korea has canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by an art troupe she also leads during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
The Associated Press1 day ago
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