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Kaywan Kawa holds Turkish shell fragments at the bedside of his injured son in the city of Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq. Iraq has set up border posts to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory this week as civilians suffer from over two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in the country's north. (AP Photo/Adnan Ahmed)

Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance

Jul. 3, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops were enforcing positions along the border with Turkey, officials said Friday, to prevent Turkish forces from advancing deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. Security officials said Ankara has...

In this June 29, 2020, photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a field operations officer inspects a suspect hair accessory at a centralized exam station in Newark, N.J. On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained a shipment of weaves believed to be made in a Chinese detention camp. The shipment is suspected to be human hair. Some information on the package was blurred by the source. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

AP Exclusive: Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized

Jul. 3, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told The Associated Press that 13 tons (11.8 metric tonnes) of hair...

India to buy 33 Russian fighter aircraft for $2.43 billion

Jul. 2, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense ministry on Thursday approved the purchase of 21 Russian MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft costing $2.43 billion to augment its air force as the country faces security challenges on its borders with China and Pakistan. The planes will supplement 59...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 file photo asylum seekers in Tijuana, Mexico, listen to names being called from a waiting list to claim asylum at a border crossing in San Diego. A federal judge on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through another country to reach the Mexican border without first seeking protection in that country. Judge Timothy Kelly says authorities violated federal rule-making procedures by not seeking public feedback before putting the policy into effect in July 2019.(AP Photo/Elliot Spagat,File)

Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylum

Jul. 1, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through other countries to reach the U.S.-Mexico border without first seeking protection in those countries. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ruled that...

Residents wearing masks line up to cast their vote outside of the Parliamentary election district voting station no.23-9 in Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Mongolians were voting in parliamentary elections Wednesday across the vast, lightly populated country, a U.S. ally squeezed between authoritarian governments in China and Russia. The polls are being held amid considerable success in the country's fight against the coronavirus, with just 215 cases of COVID-19 recorded. All of them have been imported and no one has died. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)

Mongolian People's Party retains strong parliament majority

Jun. 25, 2020 3:55 AM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — The Mongolian People’s Party retained a strong parliamentary majority, preliminary election results showed Thursday, as the U.S.-allied nation sandwiched between Russia and China held onto its democratic principles amid economic woes. The MPP secured 62 of 76 seats,...

FILE - In this July 5, 2006 file photo, a Chinese soldier, left, and an Indian soldier put into place a barbed wire fence removed temporarily for Chinese officials to cross back to their country after a meeting with their Indian counterparts at the international border at Nathula Pass, in northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. Chinese and Indian military commanders have agreed to disengage their forces in a disputed area of the Himalayas following a clash that left at least 20 soldiers dead, both countries said Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, File)

China, India agree to disengage forces after deadly clash

Jun. 23, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Indian military commanders have agreed to disengage their forces in a disputed area of the Himalayas following a clash that left at least 20 soldiers dead, both countries said Tuesday. The commanders reached the agreement Monday in their first meeting since the June 15...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on supporting Native Americans in Phoenix. Trump is scheduled to visit Yuma, Ariz., on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, to mark the completion of the 200th mile of the border wall system between the United States and Mexico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci,File)

Trump to celebrate border wall milestone in Arizona

Jun. 22, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to mark 200 miles (322 kilometers) of wall along the southwest border in Arizona on Tuesday, in an area where crews have built dozens of miles of new fencing amid a coronavirus breakout and protests from opponents who say construction is destroying important...

FILE - This file photo provided on June 20, 2020, by the North Korean government shows North Koreans prepare anti-South Korea propaganda leaflets in North Korea. South Korea on Monday, June 22, 2020 urged North Korea to scrap a plan to launch propaganda leaflets across the border, after the North said it’s ready to float more than 10 million leaflets in what would be the largest such physiological campaign against its southern rival. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

S Korea urges North not to send leaflets amid high tensions

Jun. 22, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to scrap a plan to launch propaganda leaflets across the border, after the North said it’s ready to float 12 million leaflets in what would be the largest such psychological campaign against its southern rival. Animosities on the...

FILE - In this July 21, 2007, file photo, an elderly man belonging to the Changpa, the nomadic herders who rear the Pashmina goats, holds his Himalayan goat as his son cuts its horn that was hurting the animal's eye in Kharnak, some 185 kilometers (116 miles) from Leh, India. A months-long military standoff between India and China in 2020 has taken a dire toll on local communities as tens of thousands of Himalayan goat kids die because they couldn't reach traditional winter grazing lands, officials and residents said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)

India-China Himalayan standoff deadly for cashmere herds

Jun. 19, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Antagonisms between Indian and Chinese troops high in the Himalayas are taking a dire toll on traditional goat herds that supply the world’s finest, most expensive cashmere. This week, a deadly brawl between Indian and Chinese soldiers caused the deaths of at least 20 Indian...

An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, north-east of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Indian security forces said neither side fired any shots in the clash in the Ladakh region late Monday that was the first deadly confrontation on the disputed border between India and China since 1975. China said Wednesday that it is seeking a peaceful resolution to its Himalayan border dispute with India following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the most violent confrontation in decades. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Deadly clash in the Himalayas ups ante for China and India

Jun. 17, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and China sought Wednesday to deescalate tensions after flexing their muscles in a clash along a disputed border high in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead. The skirmish Monday in the desolate alpine area of Ladakh, in Kashmir, followed changes by India to the political...