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Pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militantsPakistan's military says its airstrikes have killed "dozens" of militants in a tribal region along the Afghan border
The Associated Press3 hours ago
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Monday as investors looked for fresh leads while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
World stocks mostly rise as US remains shut for holidayGlobal stocks are mostly high, though Wall Street remains shut for the Presidents' Day holiday
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Nepal sets much-delayed village and municipal polls for MayNepal's government has announced that much-delayed but crucial elections for village councils and towns will be held in May, the first such polls in two decades
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this image made from Feb. 13, 2017, airport closed circuit television video and provided by Fuji Television, Kim Jong Nam, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, talks to airport security and officials after he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia. Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport. (Fuji Television via AP)
Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friendNorth Korea risks losing one of its few friends _ Malaysia _ with the apparent killing last week at Kuala Lumpur's airport of a long-estranged member of North Korea's ruling family, and its increasingly angry accusations about the investigation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Malaysian police officers guard the gate of the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. Since Kim's death last week, authorities have been trying to piece together details of what appeared to be an assassination. (AP Photo/Alexandra Radu)
N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probeNorth Korea's ambassador to Malaysia has denounced the country's investigation into the death of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated amid increasingly bitter exchanges between the once-friendly nations
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Rohingya activist says 1,000 refugees returned to MyanmarActivists in Bangladesh say about 1,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic minority who fled Myanmar during its army's four-month counterinsurgency operation have returned home after Myanmar's government said it was halting military operations in the area
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' planSingaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, says his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abductedThe Philippine coast guard says gunmen attacked a Vietnamese ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition partyCambodia's legislature has amended a law governing political parties to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act clearly aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Hong Kong Disneyland posts 2016 loss on tourism softnessHong Kong Disneyland has posted another annual loss as attendance by mainland Chinese tourists dropped amid a softer tourism market
The Associated Press10 hours ago
14 on Philippine camping trip killed in bus accidentPhilippine town officials say at least 14 people, most of them college students on a camping trip, were killed when their chartered bus lost its brakes on a downhill road and slammed into an electric post
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspectsA retired Philippine police officer says President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a radio commentator
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Noor Rashid Ibrahim, subjefe de la policía nacional de Malasia, izquierda, acompañado del jefe de la policía de Selangor, Abdul Samah Mat, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en los cuarteles de la policía nacional, en    Kuala Lumpur, Malasia, el domingo 19 de febrero de 2017. Imágenes de cámaras de seguridad obtenidas por la televisión japonesa parecen mostrar un cuidadoso y deliberado ataque ocurrido la semana pasada en Malasia contra el exiliado medio hermano del gobernante de Corea del Norte. (AP Foto/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: Malaysia PM defends probe into N. Korean's deathMalaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak is defending his country's investigation into the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in the face of criticism by Pyongyang's ambassador
The Associated Press13 hours ago
North Korean envoy says Malaysian investigation into airport death is politically motivated, calls for joint probeNorth Korean envoy says Malaysian investigation into airport death is politically motivated, calls for joint probe
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Official: Gunmen kill at least 10 from Afghan familyAn Afghan official says at least 10 civilians were killed and four others wounded when unknown gunmen attacked a home in eastern Laghman province
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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