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Pakistani police prevent clerics' rally against blasphemyPakistani police block Islamabad rally by clerics demanding death for social media activists accused of insulting Islam
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Indonesia police fire tear gas on Muslims protesting churchIndonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse hard-line Muslims protesting against the construction of a Catholic church in a city near the capital, Jakarta
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
A woman looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, March 24, 2017. Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World markets mixed as US health care bill vote loomsWorld stock markets are mixed after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts about whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chief Executive candidate, Hong Kong's former Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, waves to supporters at a election campaign in Hong Kong, Friday, March 24, 2017. Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
AP Explains: Hong Kong's unusual system to pick its leaderHong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Photo gallery: New Hong Kong leader, as anointed by BeijingOn Sunday, a select group of tycoons, business leaders, politicians and trade and industry group representatives will gather to vote for the next leader of Hong Kong
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sydney teenager pleads guilty to plotting terrorist attackA Sydney teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting a terrorist attack on an Australian Veteran's Day ceremony last year
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Workers try to raise the sunken Sewol ferry between two barges during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Friday, March 24, 2017. South Korean efforts to bring the sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the ship and hindering efforts to raise it. (Gang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)
Sunken S.Korean ferry set to be loaded on transport vesselSouth Korean efforts to transport a corroding, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an obstacle on Friday after divers cut off a vehicle ramp that had been dangling from the sunken ship and hindering efforts to raise it
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull clap during a signing ceremony in Canberra, Friday, March 24, 2017. Prime Minister Turnbull and Premier Li oversaw the signing of bilateral agreements that will expand their two-year-old free trade pact. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Australian prime minister won't choose between China and USAustralia's prime minister said his Australia doesn't need to choose between the United States and China, as he announced a new beef export deal with the Chinese
The Associated Press6 hours ago
UN report: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North KoreaInternational sanctions on North Korea are taking a toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a U.N.-led report
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The Latest: Crews set to load ferry onto transport shipSouth Korean salvage crews have raised a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry high enough out of the water so they can load it onto a transport vessel that will carry it to a port
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Nissan declines talks with union after Mississippi rallyNissan Motor Co. is declining to talk to union supporters about conditions at its Mississippi assembly plant
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Accused killer of Cambodian political pundit found guiltyA Cambodian court has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing prominent government critic Kem Ley
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic schoolThe leader of a group of ultranationalist educators has testified that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to their school
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Philippines: 2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf militantsThe Philippine military says it has rescued two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by Muslim militants in the south
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Pakistani president at military parade offers talks to IndiaPakistani president says his country ready to hold talks with India on all issues, including Kashmir
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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