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In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, photo, an investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing. Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, Nov. 12, as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Asian shares advance as investors await US-China trade movesAsian shares mostly higher pending developments in US-China trade talks
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
AP Photos: Portraits of Hong Kong's masked protestersAP Photos: Curious about the young Hong Kong protesters behind the masks, Associated Press photographer Felipe Dana set out to take portraits of them
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Rainsy: EU trade move to bolster bid for Cambodian democracyCambodian exiled opposition leader says the European Union's consideration of lifting trade privileges will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy in Cambodia
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New DelhiA thick haze of polluted air is hanging over India's capital, with authorities trying to tackle the problem by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
This Nov. 8, 2019, satellite photo taken by NASA shows hot, dry and windy weather conditions as bushfires burn in the eastern part of News South Wales state. Hundreds of schools were closed and residents were urged to evacuate woodlands for the relative safety of city centers Tuesday as hot, dry and windy weather posed an extreme fire danger across the Australia's most populous state. (NASA via AP)
Winds fan ferocious fires in Australia's most populous stateFerocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia's most populous state and into Sydney suburbs as authorities warned most populations in their paths that there was no longer time to flee
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Commuters walk on the railway after their train service is disrupted by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Protesters disrupted the morning commute in Hong Kong on Tuesday after an especially violent day in the Chinese city that has been wracked by anti-government protests for more than five months. (AP Photo)
Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong KongPolice and protesters battled outside university campuses and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime in another day of protest in Hong Kong
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 photo, a boy wears a T-shirt marking Pope Francis' visit to Thailand at a Catholic preparatory school in Bangkok, Thailand. Pope Francis will arrive in Thailand on Nov. 20, before heading off to Japan three days later, where a new set of tailor-made robes will await him. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Bespoke silk robes await Pope Francis on Thailand visitIn a Catholic preparatory school, seamstresses from the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sisters of Bangkok are studiously snipping and sewing, fashioning robes for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks to journalists after voting at Amani high school, near the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Ghani said Tuesday, Nov. 12, his government has released three Taliban figures in effort to have the insurgents free an American and an Australian professor they abducted in 2017. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, AustralianAfghan president says 3 Taliban figures released in effort to get insurgents to free US, Australian prisoner
The Associated Press1 hour ago
World Bank cuts back project in China's restive XinjiangThe World Bank is cutting back a $50 million project that supported vocational colleges in China's restive Xinjiang
The Associated Press1 hour ago
People gather near badly damages coaches after two speeding trains collided in in Brahmanbaria district, 82 kilometers (51 miles) east of the capital, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Nov.12, 2019. More than a dozen people were killed and scores were injured. (AP Photo)
Express trains collide in Bangladesh, killing at least 15Two trains collide in Bangladesh, killing at least 15 and injuring many others
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Afghan president says 3 Taliban figures released by government in effort to have insurgents free US, Australian prisonerAfghan president says 3 Taliban figures released by government in effort to have insurgents free US, Australian prisoner
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, second from left, leaves Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.A Malaysian judge on Monday ordered Najib to enter a defense at his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting at the 1MDB state investment fund that helped spur his shocking election ouster last year. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB caseA Malaysian judge has ordered ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter his defense at his first corruption trial linked to looting at the 1MDB state investment fund
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Delivery men distribute parcels on the streets of Beijing on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported a total of more than $50 billion in sales on Monday in the first half of Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world's busiest online shopping day. The sign reads "Delivery." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China's Alibaba, JD report booming Singles Day salesChina's Alibaba, JD.com report nearly $70 billion in sales on Singles Day, a marketing event that has become the world's busiest online shopping day
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Medical volunteers help an injured man after being attacked by pro-democracy protesters during a crash between protesters and police in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has pledged to "spare no effort" in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months, following a day of violence in which one person was shot and another set on fire. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fireHong Kong's leader Carrie Lam pledges to "spare no effort" in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months, following a day of violence in which one person was shot and another set on fire
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads in a day of spiraling violence fueled by demands for democratic reforms. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
The Latest: Hong Kong leader refuses to accept demandsHong Kong's leader says her administration will "spare no effort" in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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