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  • US strikes southern Afghan district seized by Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces have launched multiple airstrikes on a district in southern Afghanistan seized by the Taliban the day before, U.S. officials said Thursday. “U.S. forces conducted airstrikes in Musa Qala today…

  • Thai court issues warrant for suspect in second bomb blast

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect in a riverside blast that occurred a day after the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok which killed…

  • US stocks open higher after Chinese market surges

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher after China’s main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.S. economy expanded at a much faster pace…

  • Indian army kills 4 rebels, arrests 1 in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian army killed four insurgents and captured another during a 12-hour clash near the disputed border with Pakistan in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, a senior officer said Thursday. Lt.…

  • Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media. A provincial broadcaster said four…

  • In talks, Muslim rebels seek independence in south Thailand

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Muslim militant leaders in talks with Thai authorities to end a deadly insurgency said Thursday they are seeking an independent state and are ready to negotiate a solution. Six insurgent…

  • Shooting erupts during police raid on home in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police say officers have raided a suspected militant hideout in central Pakistan, triggering a shootout. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties. Police officer Rana Khalid said an explosion…

  • China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in the country’s worst industrial disaster in recent years. A notice…

  • Hong Kong teen protest leader Joshua Wong faces new charges

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong on Thursday for his role last year in storming government headquarters, which helped trigger 79 days of pro-democracy street occupations that gripped…

  • China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say 45 people in the far west region of Xinjiang have been jailed on terrorism-related charges, including two people convicted of organizing illegal border crossings. The official Xinhua News…

  • Christian lawyer taken away in China region removing crosses

    BEIJING (AP) — A well-known Chinese Christian lawyer had been out of contact for almost two days after being taken away by government workers in an eastern province where local authorities are under a deadline…

  • China’s main stock market index closes up 5.3 percent for biggest one-day gain in 8 weeks

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s main stock market index closes up 5.3 percent for biggest one-day gain in 8 weeks .

  • Fire crews battle smoky conditions, flames in Washington

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range hurt air quality Wednesday and hampered efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state. Smoky conditions grounded helicopters and airplanes…

  • Alleged Syrian war recruiter loses Sydney court challenge

    SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney man accused of recruiting foreign fighters to battle the Syrian regime lost a court challenge on Thursday to the Australian law that he was charged with breaking. Hamdi Alqudsi, 41,…

  • China’s Dalian Wanda buys Ironman triathlon brand for $650M

    HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese property and cinema giant Dalian Wanda Group said Thursday that it is buying the company that owns the Ironman triathlon brand and race series as it forecasts explosive demand in…