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Philippine leader says he won't visit US, adds 'it's lousy'Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will never visit the United States while he is in office, and adds that he has "seen America and it's lousy"
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
UN rights envoy to Myanmar expresses disappointmentThe U.N.'s human rights envoy to Myanmar has expressed disappointment over a lack of government effort to tackle problems underlying violence between Buddhists and Muslims and exasperation at attempts to impede her investigation
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
Gunmen kill 3 Pakistani policemen, passer-by in KarachiPakistani police: Gunmen on motorcycle open fire on police in Karachi, killing 3 officers, passer-by
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Friday, June 9, 2017, file photo, debris fly as Philippine Air Force fighter jets bomb suspected locations of Muslim militants as fighting continues in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Friday, June 9, 2017. The attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region, a top terrorism researcher, said, as the occupation of Marawi nears two months despite a sustained military counterattack. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
IS galvanized in Asia by Philippine city siege, report saysA top terrorism researcher says the attack by Islamic State group-affiliated militants on a Philippine city has galvanized its Southeast Asian supporters and spells trouble for the region
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this May 2016 image provided by the City of Minneapolis, police officer Mohamed Noor poses for a photo at a community event welcoming him to the Minneapolis police force. Noor, a Somali-American, has been identified by his attorney as the officer who fatally shot Justine Damond, of Australia, late Saturday, July 15, 2017, after she called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault. (City of Minneapolis via AP)
Chief: Australian woman shot by cop 'did not have to die'The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Army firing kills Kashmir man during anti-India strikePolice and residents say the Indian army fired at worshippers outside a mosque in disputed Kashmir, killing one man and injuring another, after some threw rocks
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this April 6, 2017 file photo, people walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mixed Friday in muted trading after the European Central Bank announced no changes to its stimulus policies.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks edge lower as central banks remain in focusGlobal stocks mostly lower as investors assess the outlook for central bank policies
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The Latest: March honors life of woman killed by officerHundreds of people joined a march in Minneapolis to honor the life of an Australian woman fatally shot by a police officer after she dialed 911 to report a possible sexual assault
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Explosion hits food shop in China, killing 2, injuring 55Authorities say a massive explosion has hit a food shop in eastern China during the breakfast rush, killing two people and injuring 55, 12 of them seriously
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Thursday, June 15, 2017 photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to reporters outside the premises of the Joint Investigation Team, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's supreme court on Friday, July 21, 2017, conducted its hearing into a high-profile case involving allegations of corruption against Sharif and his family but it wasn’t immediately clear when a verdict would be announced, defense lawyers and attorneys for petitioners said. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Court ends hearing into corruption charges against PMOfficials say Pakistan's supreme court has ended a crucial hearing into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but it wasn't immediately clear when they would announce their verdict
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2016 file photo, U.S. Marines, left, and South Korean Marines, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on the beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea.South Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP, File)
AP Explains: What's behind N. Korean silence to talks offerNorth Korea's silence to South Korea's offer for rare talks raises many questions, speculation
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Insurgent attack kills 4 police in western Ghor provinceOfficial says insurgent attack in western Ghor province kills four police and wounds 7 others
The Associated Press8 hours ago
British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. KoreaBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said his country stands "shoulder to shoulder" with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea's nuclear and missile tests
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017 photo, a North Korean army soldier stands guard at the border villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. South Korea on Friday, July 21, urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talksSouth Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017, photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center left, and Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton, right, address the media at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Dutton on Friday, July 21, 2017, said Australia is disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees will not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates President Donald Trump's administration. (AP Photo Rod McGuirk)
Australia disappointed by delay in US refugee resettlementAn Australian official says his government is disappointed that hundreds of its rejected refugees will not begin resettling in the United States this month under a deal that predates Trump's administration
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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