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Indonesia 'shocked' by Malaysian's acquittal in maid's deathIndonesia's government says it was shocked by Malaysia's acquittal of a woman charged with the death of her Indonesian maid, in a case that has sparked public outrage over alleged abuse
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
China lashes out at US over Iran oil sanctions moveBeijing is again lashing out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
An investor monitors prices at a stock brokerage in Beijing on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday while oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
World stocks mixed, oil soars on Iran sanctions fearsWorld stocks mixed, oil soars as Iran sanctions trigger supply worries
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Sri Lankan state minister says the Easter church bombings were retaliation for New Zealand mosque attacksSri Lankan state minister says the Easter church bombings were retaliation for New Zealand mosque attacks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Map locates quakes in Porac and Tutubigan, Philippines; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;
Powerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblorA new powerful earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, South Korean vehicles returning from North Korea's joint Kaesong Industrial Complex pass the customs, immigration and quarantine office near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has two urgent concerns as he heads to the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting. Kim also pushed Seoul hard to participate in joint inter-Korean projects to rebuild its railroads and improve its moribund infrastructure. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a winAs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads into his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he has a long wish list and a strong desire to mark a win after his failed Trump summit _ but will Putin oblige?
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countriesSri Lanka bombing victims included at least 31 foreigners from at least 12 countries
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews an honor guard before boarding the destroyer Xining at a pier in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Xi urged closer ties between the world's navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)
China's Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensionsChinese President Xi Jinping is urging closer ties among the world's navies amid tensions over China's rapid expansion of its naval forces
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Sunday, April 21, 2019, photo, a Sri Lankan police commando enters a house suspected to be a hideout of militants following a shoot out in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan authorities blame seven suicide bombers of a domestic militant group for coordinated Easter bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels which killed and injured hundreds of people. It was Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, file)
Militants blamed in Sri Lanka attacks had incendiary leaderLeader of militant group blamed for Sri Lanka suicide attacks on Easter called for non-Muslims to be 'eliminated' in incendiary speeches, faith leaders say
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indian election officials with polling materials walk to board a country boat to reach a polling center in a remote river island in the River Brahmaputra in Kamrup district, west of Gauhati, Assam, India, Monday, April 22, 2019. Tuesday marks the third day of polling in India's multi-phase national elections. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Indians vote in 3rd phase of staggered national electionIndians are voting in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith speaks during a funeral service for Easter Sunday bomb blast victims at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Sri Lanka security brief warned of attacks on churchesA warning sent to Sri Lankan security directors named a local group planning to carry out terror attacks on churches, but it's unclear what action was taken before the Easter bombings at churches and hotels that killed more than 300 people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Kazakhstan's acting leader to run for presidentKazakhstan's ruling party has nominated the interim president to run in the presidential election later this year
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People pray during a nationwide three-minutes silence as a tribute to Easter Sunday attack victims in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Easter Sunday bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites was Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
The Latest: Sri Lanka: Bombings retaliation for ChristchurchSri Lanka's minister of defense says the Easter Sunday bombings were "carried out in retaliation" for attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - This Sunday, April 21, 2019, file photo shows the inside of St. Sebastian's Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne, File)
Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide bombingThe Easter attacks on churches and hotels were a bloody echo of decades past in Sri Lanka, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Residents watch as rescuers continue to search for survivors following Monday's 6.1 magnitude earthquake that caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
The Latest: New 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits PhilippinesThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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