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Indonesian leader: Shoot drug traffickers who resist arrestIndonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says police should shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest because of a narcotics crisis facing the country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest sharePreliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has suffered a fall in support
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Officials: Taliban overrun 2 districts in as many daysAfghan official says Taliban overrun a second district headquarters in as many days, this one in western Ghor province
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The Latest: Taliban overrun second district headquartersAfghan official says Taliban captured a district headquarters in western Ghor province, killing six police
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Crane collapse kills 7, injures 2 in southern Chinese cityCrane collapse kills 7, injures 2 at the construction site of a major infrastructure company in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This image captured by an underwater robot provided by International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning on Saturday, July 22, 2017 shows heaps of solidified lava-like rocks believed to be nuclear fuel that had melted in the 2011 accident during a probe inside of the Unit 3 reactor at Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP)
Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactorAn underwater robot has captured images of massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel and covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forcesThe Helmand provincial police chief says an errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon has killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others
The Associated Press19 hours ago
The Latest: Insurgents kidnap over 60 in Kandahar bus raidsA spokesman for the provincial governor says Taliban insurgents have kidnapped upward of 60 people in several attacks on buses in southern Kandahar that took place over the last four days
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Protesters march towards the Lower House to coincide with the special joint session on the possible extension of martial law in the southern Philippines, Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Martial Law was declared by President Duterte last May 23 for 60 days following the siege by Muslim militants of Marawi city which is now on its second month. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siegeThe Philippine Congress has approved the president's appeal for martial law in the country's south to be extended to the end of the year, in a boost to a massive offensive aimed at quelling a two-month siege by Islamic State group-linked militants
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Pakistani inmate asks court to suspend practice of hangingA defense lawyer says a Pakistani death-row inmate has requested that a court suspend the "un-Islamic" practice of hanging prisoners because it is "too painful"
The Associated Press1 day ago
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges closes her eyes as she is shouted at by protesters during a press conference held to discuss the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, at City Hall on Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minn. Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officerMinneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigns in the wake of officer's fatal shooting of unarmed Australian woman who had called 911
The Associated Press1 day ago
Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, center, stands with police inspector Kathy Waite, left, and assistant chief Medaria Arradondo during a news conference Thursday, July 20, 2017, Minneapolis. The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
The Latest: Minneapolis mayor: 'I will not be resigning'Despite calls from protesters for her to step down, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she will not be resigning
The Associated Press1 day ago
Historian asks Australian court to reveal Queen's lettersA historian is planning to ask an Australian court ties to release secret letters that would reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative's shocking scheme to dismiss Australia's government more than 40 years ago
The Associated Press1 day 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 Press1 day ago
Philippine leader says he won't visit US, says '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 Press1 day ago
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