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Blast at cement factory in southern Pakistan kills 5 peoplePakistani police: Accidental blast at cement factory in south kills 5, including workers and policemen
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global shares drift as investors pause ahead of FedGlobal stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday as investors paused for breath a day after U.S. stock markets struck a record high and geared up for the latest interest rate decision from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A Rohingya Muslim man, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, sleeps on a roadside as it rains outside Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actionsMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she doesn't fear international scrutiny over the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims and invites diplomats to see some areas for themselves
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Suu Kyi said Tuesday that most Rohingya villages weren't hit by violence. She invited foreign diplomats gathered in the capital for her speech to visit villages that were unaffected. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's mapRohingya Muslims are being wiped off the map in Myanmar; rights groups document burning of villages where members of the ethnic minority once lived
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A worker smokes while checking on his mobile phone at a construction site wall depicting the skyscrapers in the Chinese capital at the Central Business District in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A foreign business group appealed to China on Tuesday to move faster in carrying out promises to open its state-dominated economy and warned that inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade. Beijing faces mounting complaints from Washington and Europe about barriers in industries from finance to medical equipment while its own competitors have largely unfettered access to foreign markets. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
EU Chamber warns China: Open economy faster or risk backlashA business group is urging China to carry out promises to open its economy and warned inaction might fuel a backlash against free trade amid mounting U.S. and European criticism of Beijing
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Afghan official: Taliban kill 3 abducted government workersAfghan official: Taliban kill 3 government employees abducted last month in western Herat province
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The Latest: UN says about 421,000 people have fled MyanmarThe U.N.'s migration agency says about 421,000 people have fled from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh in less than a month amid a security crackdown allegedly targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor missile system (PAC3) is transported to the Hakodate base of Japan's Self-Defense Forces Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Hakodate, northern Japan.  Japan is moving a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan deploys missile interceptor near NKorea flight pathJapan is deploying a mobile missile defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido following two recent North Korean missile flyovers
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Suu Kyi said her country does not fear international scrutiny. (AP Photo)
Defending Myanmar, Suu Kyi says most Rohingya villages calmSuu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit them
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a televised speech to the nation at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Suu Kyi said her country does not fear international scrutiny. (AP Photo)
The Latest: Envoy says China understands Myanmar's effortsChina's foreign minister says Beijing "understands and supports Myanmar's efforts to maintain national stability" after a surge in violence led to a flood of refugees out of the country
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Asian shares mixed as Nikkei rises on yen, muted elsewhereAsian shares are mixed as investors await comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Suu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit themSuu Kyi says most Rohingya Muslim villages not affected by violence in Myanmar, invites diplomats to visit them
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, file photo, a Rohingya man holds the body of a two-day-old baby before his burial in the cemetery of Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar's mapRights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Anti-communist mob attacks Indonesia meeting, 22 arrestedA mob opposed to public discussion of Indonesia's 1965 massacre of communists tried to force its way into a building where they believed communists were meeting, injuring five policemen
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damagedRights group: Muslim Rohingya almost completely erased from Myanmar's Maungdaw township; other townships also damaged
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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