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Urban council polls end in Kashmir amid boycottLocal council elections have ended in Indian-controlled Kashmir, with most voters staying away in Muslim-dominated areas of the disputed region
The Associated Press6 minutes ago
Chinese vaccine maker fined $1.3 billion after scandalChinese vaccine maker fined $1.3 billion after scandal
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, photo, Zhang Yang, left, the then-head of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) political affairs department and Fang Fenghui, right, the then-chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army attend China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party on Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018, has expelled Zhang, a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another Fang, on graft charges amid a continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China party expels general who killed self, indicts anotherChina's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid a continuing crackdown on military malfeasance
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Investor sits at private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Global stocks rise amid strong earnings reportsWorld markets are mostly higher after strong earnings reports in the United States.
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Friends and relatives stand near coffins containing bodies of South Korean climbers killed over the weekend in a fierce storm on Nepal’s Gurja Himal mountain after theywere brought to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The bodies were driven to the airport and were set to be flown to Seoul, South Korea's capital, later Tuesday. The bodies of five South Korean climbers are heading home amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systemsThe bodies of five South Korean climbers killed over the weekend in a fierce storm on a mountain in Nepal are heading home amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
China's Communist Party expels general who killed self amid corruption probe, indicts other general on graft chargesChina's Communist Party expels general who killed self amid corruption probe, indicts other general on graft charges
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Indian court gives life sentence to guru, 14 followersA court in northern India has sentenced a Hindu guru and 14 followers to life imprisonment in the deaths of four women and a child at his sprawling ashram
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Official: Move of Japan fish market could have been betterA top market official is acknowledging the recent move of Japan's main fish market from Tsukiji to a site found contaminated by arsenic could have been better handled
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, left, walks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi  in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
Australia considers moving embassy to JerusalemAustralia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics have described as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election
The Associated Press2 hours ago
New Zealand lawmaker accuses opposition leader of corruptionA New Zealand lawmaker has accused the opposition leader of corruption by deliberately hiding a donation from a wealthy Chinese businessman
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2017, file photo, Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, speaks on the sideline of the National People's Congress in Beijing, China. The senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country’s far west as a system of training centers that saves Muslims from religious extremism by teaching them to speak Mandarin and accept modern science.  It was a rare instance of the ruling Communist Party publicly detailing its vision of what the extrajudicial detention of an estimated 1 million ethnic minority Uighur and Kazakh Muslims is setting out to achieve. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China says internment camps are 'free vocational training'A senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country's far west as a system of vocational training centers that saves Muslims from the lure of religious extremism by giving them employable skills
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Payments companies hit deadline for keeping data in IndiaGlobal payments companies hit deadline for keeping data inside India
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, the U.S.-led United Nations Command, left, South Korean and North Korean, right, military officers attend a meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command were meeting Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)
Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border areaThe rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a joint-controlled military zone in the inter-Korean border under a peace agreement between the Koreas
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegationPolice in Thailand say they have dismissed a British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 policemen in country's northAfghan official: Taliban attack on security outpost in northern province kills 7 policemen, deputy chief
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