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November 02, 2018 - 12:07 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. last week signed legislation that bans "reef-toxic"...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, photo, school children gather around street vendors outside their school in Bangkok, Thailand. A report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization released Friday, Nov. 2, says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific, and progress in alleviating hunger has stalled. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
November 02, 2018 - 12:01 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Despite rapid economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region has nearly a half billion people who go hungry as progress stalls in improving food security and basic living conditions, a United Nations report said Friday. Even in relatively well-to-do cities like Bangkok and the Malaysian...
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November 01, 2018 - 11:51 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When a rap video critical of Thailand's military government became a huge sensation, the authorities first responded with threats to arrest its creators. Then they did what the establishment often does when under fire: try to co-opt the genre. So on Thursday a government "Thailand 4...
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November 01, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has promised tax cuts and other help to Chinese entrepreneurs in a renewed effort to revive growth in the country's cooling, state-dominated economy. Xi's comments, reported Friday by state media, follow a decline in Chinese economic growth to a post-global...
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FILE--In this Jan. 25, 2016, file photo Atlanta Hawks guard Lamar Patterson stand on the court in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Australian National Basketball League Brisbane Bullets recruit Lamar Patterson was briefly detained after landing in Brisbane on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, with his dog, Kobe. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 01, 2018 - 10:28 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An American basketball player who flew into Brisbane with his French bulldog placed inside his hand luggage has run afoul of Australia's quarantine laws. Brisbane Bullets recruit Lamar Patterson was briefly detained after landing in Brisbane on Thursday with his dog, Kobe...
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A migrant carries a Mexican and Honduran flag atop a tanker truck as a thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Police outside Juchitan were stopping tankers and some other trucks and making migrants climb down and walk, as thousands of migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, after attempts to obtain bus transport to Mexico City failed. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 01, 2018 - 10:26 pm
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, as immigration agents and police nibbled at the edges of the two caravans currently in the country. Mexican authorities haven't directly targeted the main caravan of about 4,...
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Maldives’ former president Mohamed Nasheed, center, greets supporters and party workers upon arrival at the airport in Male, Maldives, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. Nasheed The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
November 01, 2018 - 9:03 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term. Mohamed Nasheed traveled by boat parade from the airport island to the national capital, Male, where he was welcomed by his party...
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A migrant carries a Mexican and Honduran flag atop a tanker truck as a thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Police outside Juchitan were stopping tankers and some other trucks and making migrants climb down and walk, as thousands of migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, after attempts to obtain bus transport to Mexico City failed. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 01, 2018 - 6:52 pm
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, as immigration agents and police nibbled at the edges of the two caravans currently in the country. Mexican authorities haven't directly targeted the main caravan of about 4,...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb reacts to journalists as he boards a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct, 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth.(DHA via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 5:41 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's justice minister on Thursday renewed a call on Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying "no one can escape responsibility." Abdulhamit Gul said that Saudi Arabia's top...
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Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb reacts to journalists as he boards a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct, 31, 2018. A top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and that his body was dismembered before being disposed of. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth.(DHA via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 3:56 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's justice minister on Thursday renewed a call on Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying "no one can escape responsibility." Abdulhamit Gul said that Saudi Arabia's top...
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