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Over 100 makeshift homes destroyed in Pakistan firePolice in Pakistan say a massive fire burned more than 100 shelters made of burlap and plastic in the southern port city of Karachi
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indonesia detains American journalist over visa regulationsAn American journalist is facing up to five years in an Indonesian jail and a fine on charges of violating immigration regulations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2204, file photo, a man looks at caged civet cats in a wildlife market in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, China. Nearly two decades after the disastrously-handled SARS epidemic, China’s more-open response to a new virus signals its growing confidence and a greater awareness of the pitfalls of censorship, even while the government is as authoritarian as ever. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Dawei, File)
Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virusNearly two decades after the disastrously handled SARS epidemic, China’s more open response to a new virus signals its growing confidence and greater awareness of the pitfalls of censorship, even though the government remains as authoritarian as ever
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Afghan officials: US airstrike killed 10 civilians in HeratA drone attack carried out by U.S. forces earlier this month in western Afghanistan that apparently targeted a splinter Taliban group also killed at least 10 civilians, including three women and three children
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Taiwan urges China to release all information on new virus Taiwan's president is urging China to release all information about the outbreak of a new virus and work with Taiwan on curbing its spread
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Thai police arrest suspect in robbery that killed toddlerPolice in Thailand have arrested a man on suspicion of ruthlessly killing three people, including a toddler, during a gold shop robbery that shocked the country
The Associated Press6 hours ago
South Korean army Sergeant Byun Hui-su weeps during a press conference at the Center for Military Human Right Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. South Korea's military decided Wednesday to discharge Byun who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, a ruling expected to draw strong criticism from human rights groups.The sign reads "The Center for Military Human Right Korea." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
S. Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldierSouth Korea's first known transgender soldier is pleading to be allowed to continue serving after the military decided to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Hospital staff stand outside the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of cases of a new coronavirus from Wuhan has risen to over 400 in China health authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
China virus outbreak may wallop economy, financial marketsNews that a new coronavirus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans has rattled financial markets and raised concern it might wallop the economy just as it appears to be regaining momentum
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indians participate in a rally to protest against a new citizenship law, in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. The new law provides a fast track to naturalization for some migrants who entered the country illegally while fleeing religious persecution. But it excludes Muslims, which critics say is discriminatory and a violation of India's Constitution. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Battle for India's new citizenship law moves to top courtIndia's top court is hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Rescuers resume search for 4 Korean climbers, 3 Nepal guidesRescuers have taken advantage of improved weather on Nepal's Mount Annapurna to press ahead with a search for four South Korean climbers and three Nepali guides and have a possible location for them
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Tour agencies: N Korea bans foreign tourists over new virusA tour operator says North Korea has banned foreign tourists to guard against the spread of a new virus from China
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Cases of new viral respiratory illness rise sharply in ChinaChinese health authorities are urging people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings after warning that a new viral illness infecting hundreds of people in the country and causing at least nine deaths could spread further
The Associated Press12 hours ago
China reports number of cases from new virus has risen to 440 with 9 deathsChina reports number of cases from new virus has risen to 440 with 9 deaths
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save riverBangladesh's High Court has asked authorities to shut 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation’s capital
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Thai officials meet with major Southern insurgent groupThai officials have held their first formal meeting in recent years with Muslim separatists from southern Thailand belonging to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani, or BRN, the major rebel group operating in the area
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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