The Taliban has threatened to leave the peace process if the US continues to avoid its demands to withdraw American troops from the country.
India's slow progress in rescuing 15 trapped coal miners in Meghalaya state has been contrasted with the dramatic rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach from a cave last July. Some have called the operation to reach the miners "shameful."
Kim Yong-chol, a former spy chief, arrives at Beijing airport and is booked to leave on a flight for Washington later in the day, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.
Aid groups say the pace of new arrivals in Bangladesh has escalated since January 3, as India hands over more stateless Muslim refugees to Myanmar army.
Ecologist Jason Van Weenen says bats in Adelaide's Botanic Park are getting more and more stressed. They're starting to cluster in the trees in large clumps, which signals trouble.
Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela, billed as the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election later this year.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol this week, South Korean media and CNN said, citing unnamed sources.
A Chinese court sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death in a retrial of a drug smuggling case for which he was handed a 15-year prison sentence.
Afghan officials say militants targeted Green Village, in the east of the city where some foreign workers are based, adding at least 10 children were among the wounded.
The two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Oct. 29, killing everyone on board.
The latest violence comes despite stepped-up efforts by the United States to find a negotiated end to the country’s 17-year war.
A total of 87 people were working underground in the Shaanxi province mine at the time of the accident on Saturday afternoon.
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