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Bangladesh militants get death sentence for killing JapaneseA Bangladesh court has sentenced five members of a banned militant group to death for their involvement in the slaying of a Japanese agricultural researcher two years ago
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
A mother push stroller passing by at North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: N. Korea sends diplomats to Malaysia to get bodyNorth Korea has sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek the return of the body of leader Kim Jong Un's slain half brother
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
North Korea sends high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek return of body of leader's slain half brotherNorth Korea sends high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek return of body of leader's slain half brother
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Afghan official: Policeman turns gun on colleagues, kills 11Afghan officials: 11 police officers shot and killed by fellow policeman at checkpoint in southern Helmand province
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, a worker monitors coal being carried along conveyor ramps at a coal mine near Ordos in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. According to official data released Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row as the world's top polluter has emerged as a leader in efforts to tackle climate change. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China's coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a rowChina has released data showing that the country's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, The corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors say they will indict Samsung's de facto chief LeeJae-yong on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
South Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung's de facto chiefSouth Korean special prosecutors say they will indict Samsung's de facto chief on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye
The Associated Press6 minutes ago
A mother push stroller passing by at North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysia to charge 2 women with murder in N. Korean's deathMalaysia's attorney general says the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader with a nerve agent in a Kuala Lumpur airport terminal will be charged with murder on Wednesday
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Australian accused of planning to help IS develop missilesAustralian counterterrorism police have arrested a man who officials say was planning to advise the Islamic State group on how to develop missiles
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Malaysia's attorney general says two women suspects in killing of North Korean will be charged in court on WednesdayMalaysia's attorney general says two women suspects in killing of North Korean will be charged in court on Wednesday
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Prosecutors plan to indict Samsung's de facto chief on bribery, embezzlement linked to massive South Korean scandalProsecutors plan to indict Samsung's de facto chief on bribery, embezzlement linked to massive South Korean scandal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Rights group says Thai prisons fall short of world standardsAn international human rights group says that Thailand's prisons fail to meet international standards, with inmates routinely shackled, stuffed into overcrowded cells and forced to work in harsh conditions
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China's coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a rowChina has released data showing that the country's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Taiwan marks crackdown anniversary amid China tensionsTaiwan is marking the 70th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters that is widely seen as a rejection of China's claims to the self-governing island democracy
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Japanese emperor departs for visit to Vietnam and ThailandThe emperor and empress of Japan have left Tokyo for a one-week trip to Vietnam and Thailand
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, a construction worker is silhouetted while working at a construction site in Roang Chak village, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to invest up to $1.7 trillion a year, or $26 trillion through 2030, to meet their infrastructure needs and to maintain the region's growth momentum — more than double the previous estimate in 2009, an Asian Development Bank report said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spendingThe Asian Development Bank says developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to invest up to $1.7 trillion a year or $26 trillion through 2030 to meet their infrastructure needs and to maintain growth
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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