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Pakistan police arrest TV journalist on outskirts of capital

Jul. 05, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A prominent Pakistani TV anchorperson known for publicly supporting former Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested Tuesday on the outskirts of the capital, his colleagues said. It was unclear on what charges police arrested Imran Riaz Khan, who is not related to the...

Blinken sets G-20 meeting with Chinese FM; silent on Russia

Jul. 05, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will see his Chinese counterpart this week at a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 20 bloc of nations that will likely exacerbate splits over Russia’s war in Ukraine. While strained U.S.-China ties will be the focus...

Reports: Twitter challenges India order to block content

Jul. 05, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twitter on Tuesday challenged the Indian government in court over its recent orders to take down some content on the social media platform, media outlets reported. The lawsuit was filed in the Karnataka High Court in southern Bengaluru city and comes after the...

PGA Tour and Europe get together in Scotland and Kentucky

Jul. 05, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

EUROPEAN TOUR AND PGA TOUR GENESIS SCOTTISH OPEN Site: North Berwick, Scotland. Course: The Renaissance Club. Yardage: 7,237. Par: 71. Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1.44 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 8:30...

Rebel land mine wounds 7 soldiers in central Philippines

Jul. 05, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A land mine set by suspected communist guerrillas wounded seven soldiers in the central Philippines on Tuesday, in one of the insurgents’ first known attacks since President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took office last week. Army troops were checking reports...

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks data of 1 billion

Jul. 05, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the largest data breaches in history. In a post on the online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the...

Canada says China bars diplomats from Canadian tycoon trial

Jul. 05, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities refused to let Canadian diplomats attend the trial of a Chinese-born Canadian tycoon who disappeared from Hong Kong five years ago, Canada’s government said Tuesday. Xiao Jianhua was last seen at a Hong Kong hotel in January 2017 and was...

Russia foreign minister visits Mongolia in drive for support

Jul. 05, 2022 06:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with leaders in Mongolia on Tuesday during a trip to Asia to seek support amid his country’s diplomatic isolation by the West and punishing sanctions leveled over its invasion of Ukraine. Lavrov met with Mongolian Foreign...

Monsoon rains lash Pakistan; 9 killed in country's southwest

Jul. 05, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — At least nine people, including women and children, were killed as heavy rains lashed southwestern Pakistan and triggered flash floods in several places, a provincial disaster management agency said Tuesday. Seven people died when the roofs of their homes...

Sri Lanka PM says talks with IMF difficult due to bankruptcy

Jul. 05, 2022 03:38 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund are more complex and difficult than in the past because it is a bankrupt nation, the country’s prime minister said Tuesday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told lawmakers that recent...