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Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protest India violence Several thousand Muslims have marched from the main mosque in Bangladesh's capital to denounce India's government for allegedly inflaming tensions between Hindus and Muslims, leading to clashes that left at least 40 dead and hundreds injured
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. On the eve of a potentially historic deal with the U.S. and the Taliban to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan, former Karzai welcomed the signing of the agreement, thanked Americans for their generosity, but had harsh words for the U.S. government and military.  (AP Photo/Tamana Sarwary)
Afghan ex-leader welcomes peace deal; criticizes US legacyOn the eve of a potentially historic deal between the U.S. and Taliban to end 18 years war in Afghanistan, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the signing of the accord, thanked Americans for their generosity, but had harsh words for the U.S. government and the U.S. military
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Former Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, right, shakes hands with Jose Manuel Romualdez, ambassador of the Philippines to the U.S., during a forum in Makati, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Rosario warned Friday the president's move to end a key U.S. security pact will undermine the ability of American forces to help the country deal with major disasters, modernize its military and deter aggression in the disputed South China Sea. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Ex-Philippine official warns of `tragedy’ if US pact endsA former Philippine foreign secretary is warning that the president’s decision to end a key U.S. security pact will undermine the ability of American forces to help the country deal with major disasters and deter aggression in the disputed South China Sea
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Thai prime minister and colleagues survive censure voteThailand's prime minister and five of his fellow Cabinet members have defeated non-confidence motions filed against them in Parliament
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virusThe Japanese northern island of Hokkaido is declaring a state of emergency over the rapid spread of the new virus there
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A man gestures as a senior Delhi police officer speaks to a group of Muslims ahead of Friday prayers in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Muslims returned to the battle-torn streets of northeastern New Delhi for weekly prayers at heavily-policed fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims that left at least 38 dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India's riot toll growsMuslims are returning to the battle-torn streets of northeastern New Delhi for Friday prayers at riot-damaged mosques amid a heavy police presence
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Japanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission, urges residents to stay homeJapanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission, urges residents to stay home
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A Week in Pictures, Asia
The Associated Press9 hours ago
South Korea reports 315 more virus cases, bringing its increase for the day to 571 and total infections to 2,337South Korea reports 315 more virus cases, bringing its increase for the day to 571 and total infections to 2,337
The Associated Press10 hours ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, stands with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the signing of the Indigenous Collaboration Arrangement at Admiralty House in Sydney, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Ardern called out her Australian counterpart Morrison at an extraordinarily abrasive joint news conference Friday for his country's rigid policy of deporting foreign criminals to homelands they left as children. Ardern called the policy unfair and corrosive to the near-neighbors' ties, but Morrison publicly held firm. (Bianca De Marchi/Pool Photo via AP)
Ardern calls out Australia: Don't deport 'your problems' New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called out her Australian counterpart at an extraordinarily abrasive joint news conference for his country's rigid policy of deporting foreign criminals to homelands they left as children
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Afghans view US-Taliban deal with well-earned skepticismMany Afghans view Saturday's expected signing of a U.S.-Taliban peace deal with a heavy dose of well-earned skepticism
The Associated Press12 hours ago
New Zealand reports first virus patient; case linked to IranNew Zealand has it's first confirmed case of the new coronavirus after it was contracted by a person in their 60s who recently returned from Iran
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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