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China accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchersChina is accusing the U.S. of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining" Chinese students and researchers in the country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China, Australia spar on Twitter over South China Sea In recent developments in the South China Sea, Chinese and Australian diplomats sparred on Twitter over Beijing’s actions in the waters following Australia’s endorsement of a U.S. statement that it would recognize virtually none of China’s territorial claims there
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Rajapaksa brothers to get strong support in Sri Lanka pollsSri Lanka’s powerful, popular Rajapaksa brothers are likely to get strong support in parliamentary elections Wednesday that could add to their family political dynasty and their ability to amend the constitution
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Afghan official says at least 21 people killed, 43 wounded in ongoing Islamic State attack targeting prisonAfghan official says at least 21 people killed, 43 wounded in ongoing Islamic State attack targeting prison
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A health worker wearing a protective suit walks beside tents at a parking lot that has been converted into an extension of the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center in Manila, Philippines on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections surge alarmingly. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surgesThe Philippine president is agreeing to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups declared that the country is waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections
The Associated Press6 hours ago
HSBC reports its net profit plummeted 96% in April-June from a year earlier as the pandemic took holdHSBC reports its net profit plummeted 96% in April-June from a year earlier as the pandemic took hold
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon ulnerable coastal areas were being evacuated and fishing boats recalled to port before a typhoon was expected to bring heavy rains to eastern China late Monday as much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy flooding
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Afghan security personnel take position on the top of a building where insurgents were hiding, in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An Islamic State group attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan holding hundreds of its members raged on Monday after killing people in fighting overnight, a local official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan troops retake prison attacked by IS group; 29 killed Afghan forces have retaken a prison in the country's east targeted by the Islamic State group the previous day in an attack that killed at least 29 people
The Associated Press8 hours ago
British woman Samantha Jones arrives at Alor Setar's courthouse, Kedah state, Malaysia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Jones, accused of stabbing her husband to death at their Malaysian resort home avoided the gallows and was sentenced to 42 months in jail on Monday after she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.  (AP Photo/Eric Tan)
British woman avoids gallows, jailed for husband's deathA British woman accused of stabbing her husband to death at their Malaysian resort home has avoided the gallows and was sentenced to 42 months in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charge
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A cafe open for take away is seen in Centre Place in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state was declared a disaster with sweeping new coronavirus restrictions imposed across Melbourne and elsewhere from Sunday night. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
Asia Today: More restrictions in Australia's Victoria stateVictoria state, Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, has announced that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A wounded man receives treatment at a hospital after a suicide car bomb and multiple gunmen attack in the city of  Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. A suicide car bomb and multiple gunmen attacked a prison in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan officials said, killing at least one person and injuring dozens. (AP Photo)
Islamic State gunmen, suicide bomber attack Afghan prisonThe Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a complex attack by a suicide car bomber and multiple gunmen against a prison in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London. Bachchan was discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Sunday after undergoing two weeks of treatment for the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recovers from coronavirusBollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from a Mumbai hospital after undergoing three weeks of treatment for the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
1 dead, 4 missing after ferry sinks off Thai island of SamuiA ferry has sunk off the Thai island of Koh Samui, leaving at least one person dead and four others missing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Heavy rain hammers South Korea, leaving 6 dead, 7 missingTorrential rain has pounded most of South Korea, leaving six people dead and seven others missing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Passengers write their names and contact numbers before boarding a passenger jeepney to help contact tracing in trying to curb the spread of the COVID19, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Quezon city, Philippines. Coronavirus infections in the Philippines continues to surge Sunday as medical groups declared the country was waging a losing battle against the contagion and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in 'losing battle'Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the virus and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
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