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An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a bombing in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry says the the attack has taken place inside the compound of Wazir Akber Khan Mosque on the Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 woundedAn Afghan official says a bomb has exploded inside a mosque in the capital Kabul, killing two people, including the mosque's prayer leader, and wounding two others
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Afghan official says bombing of mosque in capital Kabul kills one, wounds three, including prayer leaderAfghan official says bombing of mosque in capital Kabul kills one, wounds three, including prayer leader
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Philippines suspends abrogation of defense pact with US The Philippine president is suspending his decision to terminate a key defense pact with the United States, at least temporarily avoiding a major blow to one of America’s oldest alliances in Asia
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Official: 7 Pakistani kids killed when school roof collapsesPolice say the roof of a school collapsed under heavy rain in Pakistan’s northwest near Afghanistan, killing seven children and injuring 13 others
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Group: Lack of virus tests pushes Afghanistan toward crisisA prominent international aid organization has warned that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the government is unable to test at least 80% of possible coronavirus cases
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court won't annul Parliament dissolutionSri Lanka’s Supreme Court is declining to consider petitions filed by opposition parties and civil groups seeking to annul a presidential order dissolving Parliament because the coronavirus pandemic has prevented elections within the constitutionally mandated time
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Protesters in Sydney call for change in race relationsChanting “Black lives matter,” “I can’t breathe” and “George Floyd,” thousands of protesters held an impassioned but peaceful march through central Sydney demanding fundamental change in race relations
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Indonesia cancels hajj pilgrimage due to coronavirusIndonesia’s government has decided not to participate in this year’s hajj pilgrimage because of the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UN report: Afghan Taliban still maintain ties with al-QaidaA U.N. reports says the Taliban in Afghanistan are still maintaining close ties with the al-Qaida terror network, despite signing a peace deal with the United States in which they committed to fight other militant groups
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Mudslides bury homes in northeast India; 20 dead, 7 injuredThree mudslides triggered by overnight rains have buried homes in northeastern India’s Assam state, killing 20 people and injuring at least seven others
The Associated Press14 hours ago
This May 31, 2020, satellite image released by NASA shows Cyclone Nisarga roaring toward the western coast of India. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) authorities say that the cyclone brewing in the Arabian sea is expected to cross very close to India's western coast on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Maharashtra and Gujarat states are on pre-cyclone alert as heavy rainfall is expected in the region. The city of Mumbai, already overwhelmed with the high incidence of coronavirus cases, is bracing for this unusual cyclone that may inundate low-lying slum areas. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via AP)
Indian metropolis of Mumbai braces for rare cycloneA cyclone in the Arabian Sea is barreling toward India’s business capital Mumbai, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation’s highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Pakistani girl dies of her injuries from Karachi plane crashA hospital official says a Pakistani girl who was critically injured on the ground when a passenger plane went down in a crowded neighborhood in the port city of Karachi last month has died at a hospital
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Bangladesh confirms 1st death of Rohingya from coronavirusAuthorities in Bangladesh have confirmed the first death of a Rohingya refugee from the coronavirus, as infections rise in sprawling camps where more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims have been living since fleeing from neighboring Myanmar
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Na Seung-sik, deputy minister of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy's Office of Trade and Investment, speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Reigniting a bitter row between key U.S. allies, South Korea on Tuesday said it will reopen a complaint filed with the World Trade Organization over Japan’s tightened controls on technology exports to its companies, blaming Tokyo for an alleged lack of commitment in resolving mutual grievances. (Kang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)
South Korea to reopen WTO complaint over Japan trade curbsSouth Korea says it will reopen a complaint to the World Trade Organization over Japan’s tightened controls on technology exports to its companies
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam leaves after a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Lam hit out at the "double standards" of foreign governments over national security, and pointed to recent unrest in America as an example. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong leader criticizes 'double standards' over protestsHong Kong’s leader is criticizing the “double standards” of foreign governments regarding national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example of how attitudes differ between issues at home and abroad
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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