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US judge off corruption, kidnapping cases after emailsA federal judge in two of the highest profile criminal cases in Illinois has been removed from hearing all his cases after revelations he exchanged emails with a paralegal at Springfield's U.S. attorney's office
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Smoke rises from a house where attackers are hiding after being bombed in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The Taliban fired rockets toward the presidential palace in Kabul Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani was giving his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, said police official Jan Agha. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Rockets strike Afghan capital in latest spike of violenceRockets struck the heart of Afghanistan's capital as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech marking a Muslim holiday, in the latest in a series of brazen attacks that highlighted Afghanistan's deteriorating security
The Associated Press1 hour ago
South Korean Lee Keum-seom, 92, center, hugs her North Korean son Ri Sang Chol, 71, left, with Kim Ok Hui, daughter-in-law of Ri Sang Chol during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)
At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossibleThe reunions taking place this week between Korean families separated by the 1950-53 war produce heart-wrenching images of elderly relatives likely seeing each other for the last time before they die, but they're also highly political events
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pakistan's new PM proposes dialogue with IndiaPakistan's newly-elected prime minister has offered to start a dialogue with India to resolve long-running disputes between the two nuclear-armed rivals, including over the Kashmir region
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Vietnam puts 12 people on trial for alleged subversionA court in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has begun the trial of 12 people, including two American citizens, on subversion charges as government authorities step up a crackdown on dissent
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Cambodian reporters charged with spying granted bailTwo Cambodian journalists who had worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and are charged with espionage have been released on bail, a day after a pardon freed four land rights activists from prison
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Aung San Suu Kyi defends policies toward Rohingya MuslimsMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her government's actions in Rakhine state, where about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a brutal counterinsurgency campaign to neighboring Bangladesh
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, left, leaves after a party room meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge, defeating Dutton in an internal government ballot that is unlikely to settle questions of his support. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Australian ministers resign after leader survives challengeSeveral Australian government ministers offer their resignations after the prime minister survived a leadership challenge
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indonesian officials defend parade of veiled kids with gunsIndonesian officials are defending a street parade that involved veiled kindergarteners carrying replica weapons, with police saying they'll arrest the person who uploaded a video of the event to Facebook
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise convicted of blasphemyAn Indonesian court has sentenced a woman who complained about a noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Volunteers, right, sort donated clothes to be distributed among the flood affected people at a relief camp set up at a college on the outskirts of Kochin in the southern state of Kerala, India, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.  The Indian military is scaling down rescue operations in the southern state of Kerala, where intense floods killed more than 200 people and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Indian military scales down flood rescue operationsMilitary scales down rescue operations in south India, where intense floods killed more than 200 people and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2017, file photo, Malaysia former Prime Minster Najib Razak, third from left, looks at modals of ECRL (East Coast Rail Link) during the project launching in Kuantan, east cost of peninsula Malaysia. Malaysia's state news agency has cited Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad as saying that multibillion-dollar China-financed projects have been canceled. Bernama says Mahathir told Malaysian reporters during the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 that both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang understood the reasons behind the cancellations and "accepted them." (AP Photo, File)
Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceledMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says that multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in is country have been canceled due to excessive cost and lack of need
The Associated Press10 hours ago
North Korean Ra Sun Ok, 58, left, talks with her South Korean relative Na Sung-phil, 51, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
At emotional Korean reunions, genuine talk often impossibleThe reunions taking place this week between Korean families separated by the 1950-53 war produce heart-wrenching images of elderly relatives likely seeing each other for the last time before they die, but they're also highly political events
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Pedestrians are reelected on an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares are mixed amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Global shares mostly gain, focus on China-US talks, FedGlobal shares higher despite doubts over prospects for resolving China-US trade dispute
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Indonesian court sentences woman who complained about noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemyIndonesian court sentences woman who complained about noisy mosque to 18 months in prison for blasphemy
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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