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Injured men recover at hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. A pair of suicide bombings, both claimed by the Taliban, struck the Afghan capital, an Afghan official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban suicide attacks, shootout kill 16 in Afghan capitalTwin Taliban suicide bombings and shootout with Afghan security forces kill 16 people in Kabul
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Afghan envoy appeals on Pakistan to reopen border crossingsAfghan envoy appeals on Pakistan to reopen border crossings between the two countries
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo released by Associated Press of Pakistan, leaders and representatives of the member states of the 10-nation Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) pose for group photo during the 13th ECO summit in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Participants in the regional economic summit agreed Wednesday to collectively fight the challenge of terrorism and push for greater collaboration in the areas of trade, energy and infrastructure development. (Associated Press of Pakistan via AP)
10-country summit in Pakistan ends on call for closer ties10-nation econom7y summit in Pakistan ends with participants pledging to collectively fight terrorism, improve ties
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Journalists film a North Korean diplomatic vehicle leaving North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, were charged with murder Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Suspects charged with murder in airport nerve agent attackTheir eyes red and heads bowed, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader have been charged with murder in Malaysia
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Afghan health ministry spokesman raises death toll in Kabul twin Taliban suicide bombings and shootout to 16 killedAfghan health ministry spokesman raises death toll in Kabul twin Taliban suicide bombings and shootout to 16 killed
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Thai court rejects migrants' appeals in killings of 2 BritsA Thai court rejected the appeals of two Myanmar migrants convicted of murdering two British backpackers, the defense team said after learning of the verdict a week after it was rendered
The Associated Press5 hours ago
"Ghost Tower" haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisisThe 49-story Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly affluent Thai families, but it was abandoned unfinished when the Asian financial crisis struck in 1997
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Saudi King Salman, left, and Indonesian President Joko Widodo wave at the media during their meeting at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Salman arrived in the world's largest Muslim nation on Wednesday as a part of a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, Pool)
Saudi Arabia announces Indonesia investments as king visitsSaudi Arabia pledged $1 billion in development finance for Indonesia and expanded cooperation in other areas, deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy as the Saudi king and a huge entourage began a 9-day visit
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Tamils want Sri Lanka to fulfill promises to UN rights bodySri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil party says the government has not fulfilled promises made to the United Nations, including a probe into war crimes allegations from a civil war that ended nearly eight years ago
The Associated Press7 hours ago
North Korea says Kim Jong Nam VX poison claim absurdNorth Korea is strongly denying the findings of a Malaysian autopsy that suggest the deadly nerve agent VX was used to kill leader Kim Jong Un's half brother
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Global markets were mostly higher Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a relatively upbeat speech to the U.S. Congress. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks rise following Trump's upbeat speechGlobal stocks are higher after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a relatively upbeat speech to the U.S. Congress
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Japan emperor to meet abandoned Vietnam families of soldiersJapan's emperor and empress, on a landmark visit to Vietnam, are expected to express their sympathies when they meet Thursday with Vietnamese women abandoned by their Japanese soldier husbands after World War II
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - This file image provided by Star TV of closed circuit television footage from Feb. 13, 2017, shows Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, left, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, who police say was arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Because of a grainy security camera photo that went viral, she is now known to many as the LOL assassin. But as Doan Thi Huong arrived at a courthouse to be formally charged with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, she had a very different look _ tear-filled eyes and a bulletproof vest. (Star TV via AP, File)
From LOL shirt to bulletproof vest, hit suspects go to courtBecause of a grainy security camera photo that went viral, she is now known to many as the LOL assassin
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Canadian imprisoned in North Korea meets Swedish ambassadorA Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea has been allowed to meet the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang and telephone his family
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Workers walk out from a tunnel leading to a construction site of the Badaling Great Wall Station in between of Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway, in Beijing, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. China's labor minister says Beijing will cut another 500,000 jobs this year from steel, coal and other heavy industries to reduce excess production capacity that is flooding markets and depressing global prices. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Minister: China to cut 500,000 heavy industry jobsChina's labor minister says Beijing will cut another 500,000 coal and steel jobs this year to reduce excess output that is straining ties with its trading partners
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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