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Australian PM rejects Chinese criticism of nuclear sub deal

By ROD McGUIRK, CANBERRA, Australia (AP):- Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday rejected Chinese criticism of Australia’s new nuclear submarine

World leaders face new rule at UN meeting: vaccination

By JENNIFER PELTZ, UNITED NATIONS (AP):- World leaders will have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to speak at the

North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles into eastern waters

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into waters off its

Taliban thank world for promised aid, urge US to show…

KABUL, (AFP):- The Taliban on Tuesday thanked the world for pledging hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to

Putin in self-isolation due to COVID cases in inner circle

By DARIA LITVINOVA,MOSCOW (AP):- Russian President Vladimir Putin entered self-isolation after people in his inner circle became infected with the

Donors pledge $1.2 billion in emergency funds for Afghans

By JAMEY KEATEN and EDITH M. LEDERER, GENEVA (AP):- The United Nations drummed up more than $1.2 billion in emergency

North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- North Korea says it successfully test fired what it described as newly developed long-range cruise missiles

Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

By KATHY GANNON, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):- Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but

Another Afghan evacuation flight leaves as UN warns of Taliban…

KABUL, (AFP):- A second charter flight left Afghanistan on Friday carrying foreigners and Afghans in a sign the country's main

Thinner, energetic Kim stands out at North Korean parade

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP):- At an unusual North Korean parade showcasing military dogs and virus workers in

Scores of Westerners, including Americans, fly out of Kabul

By KATHY GANNON, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):- Some 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a commercial flight out of Kabul

Analysis: Taliban hard-line path worsens Afghanistan dilemma

By KATHY GANNON, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):- Reminiscent of their previous harsh rule in the 1990s, the Taliban have already begun

Shortages of supplies and workers will delay Gulf rebuilding

By PAUL WISEMAN and ALEX VEIGA, (AP):- Joe Sobol, owner of Big Easy Construction in New Orleans, has bad news

Anonymous Myanmar photographer wins major photojournalism award

PERPIGNAN, France, (AFP):- A Myanmar photographer won the top award Saturday at photojournalism's biggest annual festival for his coverage of

Delta hits US hiring in new setback for Biden

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- The United States added far fewer jobs than expected in August as businesses grappled with the Delta wave

Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition

By KATHY GANNON, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):- A small group of Afghan women protested near the presidential palace in Kabul on

Taliban close to forming new government in Afghanistan

KABUL, (AFP):- The Taliban were on Friday close to forming a government, with the hardliners under intense international scrutiny over

Taiwan schools open with masks, plastic dividers

TAIPEI, (AP):- Schools across Taiwan have reopened for the academic year as the island’s largest COVID-19 outbreak subsides. Schools on

Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR, WASHINGTON (AP):- The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending

Rockets fired at Kabul airport amid US withdrawal hit homes

By KATHY GANNON, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP):- Rocket fire apparently targeting Kabul’s international airport struck a nearby neighborhood on Monday, the