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College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheatingThe firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Journalists wait outside North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poisonMalaysian police say two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face
The Associated Press5 hours ago
What killed Kim Jong Nam, who did it and why still not knownMore than a week has passed since the North Korean leader's estranged half brother died in Malaysia, but what killed him, who instigated it and why are still unknown
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan to send paramilitaries to fight Punjab militantsPakistan says it will send paramilitary forces to crack down on Islamic militants in the Punjab province, a move that the ruling party of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had long rejected because of opposition among its Islamist supporters
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Philippines to deport convicted US pedophileThe Philippines' Bureau of Immigration says it has arrested a convicted American pedophile wanted by U.S. authorities for a string of criminal cases
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Asian stock markets were mixed with subdued movements on Wednesday, getting little push from the Wall Street's record high overnight, as investors awaited the Fed's latest meeting minutes due later in the day for clues about the U.S. central bank's views on interest rates. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global markets cautious as investors await Fed minutesGlobal stock markets are mostly higher in subdued trading as investors await publication of the minutes to the Federal Reserve's January meeting
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in easternAfghan officials: Motorcycle bomb kills 3 at market in east Afghanistan; Taliban ambush targets military convoy, kills 4
The Associated Press7 hours ago
US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zooBao Bao, an American-born panda cub, has arrived in China after leaving the National Zoo in Washington
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Netanyahu is first Israeli prime minister to visit AustraliaIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Australia for being "courageously willing to puncture U.N. hypocrisy" on Anti-Israel resolutions
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Journalists chase a car which came out from North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: Facebook photo shows suspect in similar shirtThe Vietnamese suspect in the death of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother appeared to be wearing an "LOL" shirt like the attacker's in photos on her Facebook page
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Western China authorities offer big rewards for terror tipsAuthorities in China's far western Xinjiang region are offering rewards of up to $730,000 for terror-related tips as they ramp up security measures in the restive area
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Khmer Rouge tribunal drops case vs lower-ranking suspectCambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal has dropped crimes against humanity charges against a former lower-ranking Khmer Rouge official, saying she was not high enough in the regime's leadership hierarchy
The Associated Press8 hours ago
China's thriving SUV-only automaker looks to global growthGreat Wall Motors became China's most profitable automaker by making almost nothing but low-priced SUVs
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Japan Ninja Council vice chairman Hiroshi Mizohata, wearing a headband third from right, speaks during a press conference at Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organization of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said that it's starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and building a new museum in Tokyo devoted to ninja, hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies, set to open in 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourismJapan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism
The Associated Press12 hours ago
North Korean diplomats urge immediate release of "innocent females" arrested in airport deathNorth Korean diplomats urge immediate release of "innocent females" arrested in airport death
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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