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Arrests made in Australian counterterrorism raidsAustralian police make several arrests in major counterterrorism operation
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, and trader Michael Zicchinolfi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any clearer signal about the timing of an interest rate increase. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intactDow closes at record high after the Federal Reserve decides to keep record-low rates intact
The Associated Press9 minutes ago
In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo, Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama eats cake at the opening of a picnic park, in Suva, Fiji. Thousands of Fijians are eagerly awaiting their first chance to vote in nearly eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his favor. Bainimarama is running as a candidate and polls indicate his party is by far the most popular of the seven registered.  (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji electionExcitement and relief in landmark Fiji election, though democracy may not look much different
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Thailand says no DNA match yet for slain BritonsThai police say no DNA match yet for slain British tourists
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan airstrikes kill 40 militants, army saysPakistani warplanes target militant hideouts near Afghan border, killing 40
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Minority scholar denies separatism at China trialOutspoken scholar from China's Muslim minority community rejects separatism charges at trial
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Indonesia adds more copters to fight forest firesIndonesia adds more water-dropping helicopters to fight forest, peat fires that create haze
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Japan wants North Korea abductions report soonJapan Cabinet minister urges North Korea to quickly announce result of abductions probe
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Image of Asia: Lighting up the track in SingaporeImage of Asia: Lighting up the race track in Singapore
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Exile Tibetan students hold on to each other as Indian policemen detain them during a protest outside the Chinese Embassy coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The protest was held against alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
Trade, investment hopes as China's Xi visits IndiaTrade deficit, old infrastructure likely to top agenda as Chinese leader visits India
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Bangladesh court reduces sentence of IslamistBangladesh court commutes death sentence of Islamist to imprisonment until death
The Associated Press8 hours ago
North Korea powerful temptation for some AmericansFor some Americans, crossing North Korean border a strangely powerful temptation
The Associated Press8 hours ago
South Korean army soldiers patrol through the military wire fences with hanging South Korean national flags at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N KoreaSouth Korea detains US man who apparently tried to swim across river to North Korea
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Doctors: Foul floodwaters sicken people in KashmirDoctors: Foul floodwaters sickening people in Kashmir, some dying for lack of basic equipment
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Magnitude-6.7 quake shakes Guam; no tsunami threatMagnitude-6.7 earthquake hits off coast of Guam; no tsunami warning issued
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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