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Australia rejects 500 Syrian refugees on security groundsAustralia rejected 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds during more than a year of vetting while accepting 12,000 eligible for resettlement from Middle Eastern camps
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise shipIndonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of pristine coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in waters off West Papua province earlier this month
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Philippines: 2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf militantsThe Philippine military say they have rescued two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by Muslim militants in the south
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Sunday, March 19, 2017 photo, a children who sit in the sun are reflected in a window at their home in Kabul, Afghanistan. An aid group says nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in schoolAn aid group says nearly third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan unable to attend school
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pakistani president at military parade offers talks to IndiaPakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India to resolve all issues, including Kashmir as he opened the annual military parade to mark Pakistan's Republic Day at a stadium in Islamabad
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Japan PM accused of giving cash for nationalistic schoolThe head of an ultra-nationalistic school operator at the center of a political scandal has told parliament that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife for an elementary school she once was honorary principal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
An unidentified relative of missing passengers of sunken Sewol ferry prays as two barges prepare to attempt to salvage the boat in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. South Korean workers have started tests to determine if they can begin salvaging a 6,800-ton ferry that sank in 2014, killing more than 300 people and triggering the initial public uproar that contributed to the recent ouster of Park Geun-hye as president. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)
The Latest: Seoul leader calls for success raising ferrySouth Korea's acting head of state has urged government officials to do their best to ensure a successful job salvaging the Sewol ferry
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Accused killer of Cambodian political pundit found guiltyA Cambodian court has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing a prominent government critic
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a press conference after the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Li is due to arrive in the Australian capital Canberra on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, on a mission to expand bilateral ties as U.S. President Donald Trump proposes an “America First” overhaul of global trade. Li’s visit to Australia and New Zealand is the first by a Chinese premier in 11 years. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionismChina's premier has warned against protectionism, saying his country planned to close its $50 billion a year deficit with Australia by expanding the trading relationship rather than retreating from it
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A relative of missing passengers of the sunken Sewol ferry cries as she watches workers lifting the boat in waters off Jindo, South Korea, Thursday, March 23, 2017. South Korean workers on Thursday slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry from the water, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for a country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)
South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from seaNearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea's southwestern coast, workers slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from the waters on Thursday
The Associated Press2 hours ago
South Korea to inject $2.6 bln into ailing shipyard DaewooSouth Korea will inject 2.9 trillion won ($2.6 billion) into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to keep the world's second-largest shipbuilder from going bankrupt
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A look at developments in the 2014 S. Korean ferry disasterMore than 1,000 days after it sank, South Korean workers have raised part of the Sewol ferry above the surface
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this file image made from video released by KRT on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, North Korea launches four missiles in an undisclosed location North Korea.  North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn’t expecting: he’s too much like Barack Obama.  Just before Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Tokyo, the North launched several ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. While he was still in China, it conducted a test of what it called a “revolutionary” new type of engine for its rockets. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017,  it appears to have conducted more missile tests from the eastern port city of Wonsan, though they reportedly failed. (KRT via AP Video, File)
Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like ObamaNorth Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: he's too much like Barack Obama
The Associated Press5 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Indonesian farmers cement feet to protest factoryAbout 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia's Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a days-long protest in Jakarta, the capital
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Sunday, March 19, 2017 photo, a children who sit in the sun are reflected in a window at their home in Kabul, Afghanistan. An aid group says nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)
Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in schoolAn aid group says nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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