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Pakistani nursing staff attend an injured girl at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. A powerful bomb went off near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan on Friday, causing casualties, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20Pakistani police: Car bomb near police chief's office in southwestern province kills at least 11, wounds 20
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Sri Lanka's doctors go on strike demanding university closeServices at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals were paralyzed as government doctors went on strike demanding the government shut down a private medical university
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Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when NATO leavesAfghanistan Taliban leader says planned U.S. troop surge will not end war, vows to fight on until full NATO withdrawal
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S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threatsSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in has observed a test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
A woman walks by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, June 23, 2017. Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Asian shares flat as oil steadies; China drops on clampdownMost Asian shares little changed as oil halts its decline, China stocks fall as regulators step up scrutiny
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
This image supplied by the Mountain Scene newspaper, in Queenstown, New Zealand, shows the front page from the Thursday, June 22, 2017, edition naming Queenstown's convicted drink drivers. The newspaper in a New Zealand resort town is taking a stance against drunken driving by identifying those convicted of the offense this year on its front page. Queenstown’s breathtaking scenery, adventure sports and skiing have made it a must-see destination for millions of tourists but its vibrant nightlife has also contributed to what some describe as an epidemic of drunken driving. (Mountain Scene via AP)
New Zealand newspaper names all drunk drivers on front pageThe newspaper in a New Zealand resort town is taking a stance against drunken driving by identifying those convicted of the offense this year on its front page
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A man inspects Proton's model "Saga" displayed inside a showroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, June 23, 2017. The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Chinese automaker buys stake in Malaysia's ProtonThe Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars will inject $40 million into Malaysia's Proton as part of its purchase of a key stake in the automaker
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this May 26, 2017, file photo, Philippine Armed Forces chief and administrator of Martial Law Gen. Eduardo Ano talks to reporters during his visit to a military camp on the outskirts of Iligan city in southern Philippines. The Philippine military chief said Friday, June 23, 2017, Malaysian militant Mahmud bin Ahma who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siegeThe Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped finance the siege of a southern city has been killed as the IS-aligned jihadis become increasingly constricted after a month of fighting
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Rear admiral to investigate fatal Navy collision off JapanA rear admiral has been named to head the U.S. Navy's investigation into a collision off Japan that took the lives of seven sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Choi Soon-sil, center, the jailed confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, shouts upon her arrival at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean court on Friday, June 23, 2017 sentenced the longtime friend of ousted President Park to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prisonThe longtime friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to three years in prison in the first punishment against a leading figure in the massive corruption scandal
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Trader Christopher Cornette, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian shares flat as weak oil prices weigh on investorsAsian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, hovering near its lowest level in nearly a year
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Philippine military says Malaysian militant who helped finance monthlong siege on city believed killed in fightingPhilippine military says Malaysian militant who helped finance monthlong siege on city believed killed in fighting
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Friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to prison in first case over misusing their ties.Friend of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to prison in first case over misusing their ties.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands disputeThe U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution asking the World Court for an advisory opinion on a dispute between Mauritius and the United Kingdom over the Chagos Islands, which include Diego Garcia where the United States has a major military base.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois has appealed for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying, "Give my daughter back."
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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