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Police: Bandit gang abducts 7 Pakistani police officersPakistani police say a gang of bandits has abducted seven policemen from a forested area of southern Punjab in bid to get members released
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Protesters display placards during a rally to condemn the recent killings in President Rodirgo Duterte's renewed crackdown on drug offenders which also claimed the life of a minor Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Quezon city north of Manila, Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte's renewed crackdown on drug offenders has resulted in some dozens of killings over the past three days alone.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killingsRoman Catholic Church in the Philippines will ring bells every night for three months to raise alarm over a renewed police crackdown that has left more than 80 drug and crime suspects dead in just a week
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Malaysia apologizes for showing Indonesia's flag as Poland'sMalaysia apologizes to Indonesia for an "unintentional" mistake in printing the Indonesian flag upside down in a souvenir guidebook for the Southeast Asian Games.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Indonesia angered after Malaysia shows its flag as Poland'sIndonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a guidebook
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Train derails in northern India, killing at least 23Fourteen coaches of a passenger train have derailed in northern India, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81
The Associated Press8 hours ago
People take photos as Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia, right, paying respect at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the van attack victims in Las Ramblas promenade, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage.(AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosionA missing imam and a house that exploded days ago have become the focus of the Spanish investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Liquor stores closed in Turkmenistan's capital until OctoberLiquor stores have been closed and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of food stores in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month
The Associated Press19 hours ago
India wildlife reserve park devastated by monsoon floodsOfficials say rising floodwaters have inundated large parts of a famous wildlife reserve park in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of other animals to flee
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Liu Xiaobo's widow in rare video amid fears for her safetyA video has surfaced online showing the wife of Liu Xiaobo for the first time since the funeral of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died in Chinese custody
The Associated Press1 day ago
Taliban kill 5 police in southern AfghanistanAn Afghan official says that at least five Afghan police officers have been killed when their check point came under an attack by Taliban insurgents in southern Helmand province
The Associated Press1 day ago
State funeral held for 'Pakistan's Mother Theresa'Mourners have attended a state funeral for Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who earned international acclaim as "Pakistan's Mother Theresa" by devoting her life to the eradication of leprosy in the Muslim-majority nation
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This July 28, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. Some experts say North Korea is mainly focused on the bigger picture of testing its bargaining power against the United States with its new long-range missiles and likely has no interest in letting things get too tense during the drills. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respondAmerica's annual joint military exercises with South Korea always get a rise out of North Korea
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gunmen kill local leader of Pakistan's pro-Taliban partyPolice say gunmen on a motorcycle have killed a local leader of Pakistan's pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam party in the northwest before fleeing
The Associated Press1 day ago
6 die in Vietnam while sawing leftover mortar shellSix people including four children in a family have been killed when a Vietnam War-era mortar shell they were sawing for scrap metal exploded
The Associated Press1 day ago
Navy captain latest to plead guilty in bribery caseUS Navy captain latest officer to admit to accepting offer for lavish hotels, prostitutes in exchange for helping Malaysian businessman nicknamed "Fat Leonard"
The Associated Press1 day ago
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