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Bangladesh ready with evacuation plans as cyclone nearsBangladesh is bracing for its first cyclone of the year, with more than 1,000 shelters set up for people who may need to evacuate as the storm approaches the low-lying delta nation
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Strong earthquake shakes Indonesia's Sulawesi islandA strong, shallow earthquake has rocked Indonesia's central Sulawesi province
The Associated Press4 hours ago
With white flags to indicate they are non-combatants, displaced residents continue to flee to safer areas as government troops battle with Muslim militants Monday, May 29, 2017 in Marawi, southern Philippines. Philippine forces say they now control most of the southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said Monday that only small areas of Marawi are under militants' control. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Fears grow of increasing IS foothold in southern PhilippinesSome in Southeast Asia increasingly fear the Islamic State group's violent ideology is gaining a foothold in the Philippines' restive southern islands, especially on Mindanao, where a Muslim rebellion has raged for decades
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, May 29, 2017. Stock markets in Asia were subdued in holiday-thinned trading Monday as investors hunkered down ahead of a raft of economic data later this week that will provide fresh insight into the world economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
World shares muted as investors await raft of economic dataWorld stock markets muted in holiday-thinned trading as investors hunker down ahead of economic data releases
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Strong, shallow earthquake shakes Sulawesi in IndonesiaStrong, shallow earthquake shakes Sulawesi in Indonesia
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Gunmen kill district governor, son in eastern AfghanistanGunmen kill district governor and his son in eastern Afghanistan, no group immediately claims responsibility
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquestNepal's mountaineering community is celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago, as well as this year's climbing season during which hundreds scaled the world's highest peak
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Philippine authorities seize 605 kilos of meth from ChinaPhilippine authorities say they've seized 605 kilograms (1,334 pounds) of methamphetamine shipped from China following a tip from the Chinese government
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Sri Lankan soldiers recover more bodies from mudslidesA group of Sri Lankan soldiers carry a body wrapped in a tarpaulin to police for identification, while others dig through piles of mud, unearthing a motorbike, pieces of furniture and clothes, the only signs of 15 homes that stood on Kiribathgala Hill
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indonesia police arrest 3 suspected militants after bombingsIndonesian police say they have made more arrests of suspected militants following suicide bombings in Jakarta that killed three policemen
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A stray cow lies on a road in Allahabad, India, Monday Wednesday, May 29, 2017. A new ban imposed by India's government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries. The rules, which took effect Friday, require that cattle traders pledge that any cows or buffalos sold are not intended for slaughter. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
India's limits on selling cattle could hurt industry, dietsIndia has banned the sale of cows for slaughter to protect an animal many Hindus consider holy, but states and industries say the ban will hit beef and leather exports and deprive millions of people of a cheap source of protein
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pakistanis protest power cuts, protester killed in clashesPakistan official: Violence at rallies against power cut in northwest; clashes with police kill protester, wound several
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, May 26, 2017, file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves to journalists as he arrives for a welcome ceremony for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy. Poll results released Monday, May 29, show that about half of Japan's population supports a constitutional revision that would clarify the legality of the country's military, a new approach Abe is proposing as his party struggles to gain public support for a change. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
Japan public split on idea to cite military in constitutionA poll shows that about half of Japan's population supports a constitutional revision that would clarify the legality of the country's military
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People walk near a screen which reports North Korea's missile launch, in Osaka, western Japan Monday, May 29, 2017. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, in the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. (Meika Fujio/Kyodo News via AP)
NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technologyNorth Korea's latest missile test may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing it can strike at will against South Korea and U.S. forces in the region
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Timeline: North Korea missile launches test US, South KoreaTimeline: North Korea missile tests challenge new leaders in U.S. and South Korea
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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