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Bangladesh ex-PM appeals 5-year jail sentence in graft caseFormer Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has appealed a five-year sentence in a corruption case, saying the verdict is politically motivated and influenced by the government
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugeesMyanmar has agreed to resettle more than 6,000 Rohingya Muslims who have been stranded in a no man's land between the two countries, as plans for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of others have been delayed over concerns for their safety
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. Bangkok's Central Juvenile and Family Court on Tuesday gave Mitsutoki Shigeta sole legal custody of the children he fathered using Thai surrogate mothers, ruling that he's financially stable and showed his plans to care for them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Thai court gives Japanese man custody of 13 surrogate kidsA Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 file photo, people walk past a Punjab National Bank branch after it was sealed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Mumbai, India. India's federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case. Abhished Dayal, a Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman, said Tuesday that five bank workers and an employee of billionaire jeweler and suspect Nirav Modi were arrested for allegedly conspiring to cheat the Punjab National Bank over the past six years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
India arrests 6 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud caseIndia's federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case that continued for six years
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philippine rebel chief: Marawi attackers plotted 2nd cityThe leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says Islamic State group-aligned militants planned but failed to attack another southern city after their siege of Marawi was crushed last year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Child killer appeals against his death sentence in PakistanPakistani prosecutor: Serial child killer appeals his death sentence, claims swift trial was conducted in haste
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Bomb kills 3 tribal elders in Afghanistan; 9 police killedBomb kills 3 tribal elders at hotel in eastern Afghanistan; separate attacks by insurgents kill 9 policemen
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Parts of New Zealand flood as remnants of Cyclone Gita hitParts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as a powerful storm hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugeesAustralia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, as the Australian government encourages its rejected refugees to resettle in Cambodia
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US fighter jet dumps fuel tanks near fishermen in Japan lakeA U.S. fighter jet has dumped two fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, creating a fuel slick, as about 10 fishermen were catching clams in boats below
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Police: Angry mob kills suspects in murder of girl in IndiaPolice say nearly 1,000 people dragged two suspects out of a police station and beat them to death in anger after the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl in India's remote northeast
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plantsThailand's energy minister has told protesters that the health and environmental impacts of two planned coal-fired power plants in the south will be reassessed impartially, an announcement the group termed a victory
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan: Indian troops open fire in Kashmir, killing boyPakistan's foreign ministry: Indian troops open fire in disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 8-year-old boy
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018 photo, illuminated Olympic rings shine at dusk prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. As South Korea basks in the glow of daily competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeonchgang will do what was promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an ignored, impoverished backwater into a premier Asian ski hub.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and angerEven as South Korea basks in the glow of daily Olympic competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what it promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an impoverished backwater into a premiere ski destination
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Asian shares mostly lower after US holiday, await Fed notesAsian shares are mostly lower after a U.S. holiday and attention turns to disclosures from the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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