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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Prime Minister Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Q&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Abe is calling an electionQ&A: Why Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election, and what's at stake
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
A police officer take a photo through his smartphone as they patrol past abandoned houses in Besakih which is located a few kilometers away from the mountain's slopes, Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.  More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesia tourist island of Bali, fearing will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to more than 57,000More than 57,000 people have fled the surrounds of Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
The Latest: Evacuations from Bali volcano rise to 57,000More than 57,000 people have now fled the surrounds of a volcano on Indonesia's Bali tourist island because of the risk of a major eruption
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mongolian ruling party chooses new prime ministerMongolia's ruling People's Party has voted on a new prime minister after dismissing the previous one over allegations of corruption
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to the Associated Press at his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.  The cricketing legend who could potentially be Pakistan's future prime minister, Khan says the United States should stop trying to destroy the Taliban and instead should talk to them with help from Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistani cricket star Khan criticizes US's Afghan policyCricket legend and potential Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan is criticizing the United States' new strategy for Afghanistan and says a continued military campaign will not solve the 16-year-old conflict in the neighboring nation
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Philippines accepts Malaysia's rejection of ASEAN statementThe Philippines says it respects Malaysia's decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar's Rakhine state issued by the Filipino chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A Hindu woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stands inside a refugee camp set up for Hindu refugees near Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagersMyanmar officials say they have discovered at least 45 slain Hindus in three mass graves in the Southeast Asian country's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has provided few specifics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Australia to create its own space agency for economic boostAustralia has announced it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedyThe boats bobbing in the water can mean both hope and tragedy for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar; 430,000 have arrived in Bangladesh, but not everyone makes it
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Euro falters after German election; stocks unmovedWorld shares are mixed as investors turn their attention to global politics and evaluate weekend election results from Germany
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Prime Minister Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month.  Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliamentJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2015, file photo, passengers board an Air Koryo plane bound for Beijing, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.  A proclamation President Donald Trump signed Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017,  would suspend all immigrant and non-immigrant visas for North Koreans. But the measure is largely symbolic since most North Koreans in the U.S. are based at the United Nations and certain North Koreans are banned from traveling due to sanctions. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
Trump's travel ban unlikely to affect North KoreaU.S. President Donald Trump's new restrictions on visitors from several nations are largely symbolic in North Korea's case, because not many of its citizens visit the United States
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Indonesia militant gets life in attack that killed childAn Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to life imprisonment over an attack on a church that killed a 2-year-old girl and injured three other children
The Associated Press14 hours ago
'Too many people': Refugee influx worries Bangladesh townA miles-long beach makes Cox's Bazar Bangladesh's top tourist destination, but to the south, vast areas are now taken over by a sea of bamboo and plastic tents, homes for many of the more than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar
The Associated Press14 hours ago
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang before their bilateral meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)
US commerce secretary visits Beijing ahead of Trump tripUS Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says Washington hopes for concrete progress during President Donald Trump's planned trip to China amid rising trade tensions
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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