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Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concernsA prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
India's chief justice accused of sexual harassmentA former employee of India's Supreme Court has accused the country's chief justice of sexual harassment, an accusation that was vehemently denied by the judge
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Afghan official: Blast rocks country's capital, kills 7Afghan officials say a suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city during a gun battle with security forces, killing at least 7 people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attackPakistan's Foreign Ministry says a group of militants crossed the border from neighboring Iran earlier this week and carried out a deadly attack against Pakistan armed forces
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton adjusts his glasses before an interview at the White House in Washington. North Korea has issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton over a recent interview he gave. State media on Saturday cited First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui as criticizing Bolton for telling Bloomberg News that the U.S. would need more evidence of North Korea’s disarmament commitment before a third leaders’ summit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
NKorea issues mild criticism of Bolton over media interviewNorth Korea has issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton over a recent interview he gave
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Malaysia to revive 2nd major China-linked projectMalaysia's government says it will resurrect a multibillion-dollar property project in Kuala Lumpur involving a Chinese state company, calling it a contribution to China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Protesters hold placards and gather to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who was killed after she was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, April 19, 2019. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural school in the town of Feni on April 6 and asked to withdraw the charges by five people clad in burqas. When she refused, she said her hands were tied and she was doused in kerosene and set alight. Rafi told the story to her brother in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and he recorded her testimony on his mobile phone. She died four days later in a Dhaka hospital with burns covering 80% of her body. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
Woman's brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protestsDozens of protesters have taken to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity leaves the courtroom for lunch break with his attorney Fred Bruno, left, Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Minneapolis. Harrity, the partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman testified Thursday that he didn’t fire his own weapon because he hadn’t fully analyzed the possible threat before his partner fired. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)
Charges at Minnesota cop's trial offer jury range of optionsProsecutors have given jurors hearing the case against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed 911 caller multiple options
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Cambodian evictions trigger villagers' brawl with policePolice in southern Cambodia say eight protesters were arrested and six policemen hurt when villagers angry about being evicted tried to block a main road
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, second left,  reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony, escorted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Trump will make a state visit to Japan at the end of May, 2019 to meet the nation's new emperor. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, Pool, File)
Japan courts Trump using emperor, first lady's birthdayWithout close friends in Asia, Japan's prime minister is seen using every opportunity, even the emperor's accession, to court President Donald Trump
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, smiles during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Remarks by Ma, one of China's richest men, that young people should work 12-hour days, six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a public debate over work-life balance in the country. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hoursRemarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tiny Japanese baby is ready to go home after 5 monthsA Japanese baby who weighed just 258 grams (9 ounces) when he was born five months ago is going home from the hospital
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by Government Spokesman Office, Richard Harris, an Australian member of the Thai cave rescue team, receives the Member of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn in front of a portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun during the royal decoration ceremony at the Royal Thai Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 19, 2019. Two Australian doctors, Harris and Craig Challen, received royal honors for helping rescue the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave (Government Spokesman Office via AP)
Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescueAustralian doctors in Thailand to receive royal honors for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave say they are looking forward to a reunion with the people they helped save
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. Karzai said Friday, April 19, 2019 that peace in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, will not be possible until Afghans from all sectors of society sit together and negotiate _ including the Taliban.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit togetherFormer Afghan president laments cancellation of talks with Taliban, says all Afghans need to sit together for peace
The Associated Press1 day ago
Car smashes into pedestrians in Tokyo, killing 2 on bicycleJapanese police say a car driven by an 87-year-old man has smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck
The Associated Press1 day ago
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