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Several injured after being struck by car in Australian cityOfficials in Australia's second-largest city say several pedestrians have been injured after being struck by a car
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Man taken by crocodile while wading across Australian riverPolice says a 47-year-old man has been killed by crocodile while crossing a flooded river in northern Australian wilderness
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
Alaska opens trade, pipeline office in TokyoThe state of Alaska has opened an office in Tokyo to help promote trade and advance a long hoped-for natural gas pipeline project
The Associated Press1 hour ago
At least 24 children killed when bus, truck collide in IndiaPolice say at least 24 young children were killed when a school bus collided with a truck loaded with sand in northern India
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Philippines, communist rebels resume peace talks in RomePhilippine negotiators and communist guerrillas have resumed peace talks in Rome, with the insurgents warning that alleged government violations of an accord on human rights might prompt them to terminate a monthslong cease-fire
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Muslim clerics attack rally for missing Pakistani activistsPakistani police say Muslim clerics attacked a rally calling for the release of five anti-Taliban activists and bloggers who went missing earlier this month
The Associated Press12 hours ago
OIC indirectly condemns Trump plan to move Israel embassyForeign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation have indirectly condemned plans by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Indonesia names former airline boss as bribery suspectIndonesia's anti-graft commission has named a former top executive of national flag carrier Garuda as a suspect in a case involving bribes for the purchase of Rolls Royce aircraft engines
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Obama makes farewell call to Afghan leadersThe Afghan government says President Barak Obama made a farewell phone call to President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah congratulating them on progress fighting corruption and offering his condolences for recent attacks
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Iran says not worried, has options if Trump axes nuke dealIran's foreign minister says his country isn't worried and has options if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump ditches a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Rights group: 2016 was deadliest year for Afghan reportersA monitoring group says 2016 was the deadliest year yet for journalists in Afghanistan
The Associated Press15 hours ago
People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan's benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
World stocks slip as investors eye European Central BankWorld stocks are mostly lower ahead of comments on stimulus from the European Central Bank's president and after the head of the Federal Reserve signaled more interest rate increases to come
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, The corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Many South Koreans were shocked at the sight of Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong being dragged into custody and then released when a court declined to formally arrest him. Its quite difficult for outsiders to fully grasp how Samsung is inextricably woven into the psychological fabric of this small, proud country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflictedIt's difficult for people outside South Korea to fully grasp what Samsung means inside its home country, where it is far more than just another big company
The Associated Press15 hours ago
OIC hopes to send team to Myanmar to study Rohingya's plightThe Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia said Thursday
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Beijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital's airChinese state media say Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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