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Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrests 9 more activistsHong Kong authorities are expanding their crackdown on the Chinese-controlled territory's opposition by launching a fresh round of arrests of activists
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
India blocks social media in Kashmir in wake of abuse videosIndia has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
In this April 21, 2017, photo, a pump is seen at a gas station in Pyongyang, North Korea. Gas stations have been restricting sales or even closing their gates due to what appears to be a serious shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge)
Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag onAn acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has gone on for a week with no explanation
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
People use their smartphones near an advertisements of the Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 smartphone at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Samsung Electronics said Thursday its first-quarter profit surged to the highest level in more than three years as its semiconductor division posted the highest income in the company's history. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Samsung foresees bigger profit in 2017 as memory chips soarSamsung Electronics has reported its best quarterly profit in more than three years and is forecasting improvement for the full year after its semiconductor division posted its highest income ever
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
3 Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in KashmirThe Indian army says at least three soldiers and two suspected rebels have been killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir after militants stormed a military camp close to the Line of Control dividing the disputed region between India and Pakistan
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Australia warns gas companies they risk export restrictionsAustralia's prime minister has warned energy companies they will be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not also provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., talks with reporters after an all Senators briefing on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Washington, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKoreaThe Trump administration tells lawmakers it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Workers clean the windows of an office building in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Asia's fourth-largest economy, grew at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports, the central bank said Thursday, despite a backlash from Chinese consumers over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
South Korea's economy grows at fastest pace in 3 quartersSouth Korea's central bank says Asia's fourth-largest economy has grown at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP Explains: Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile systemAP Explains: Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile system
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this April 23, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. The aircraft carrier will be heading toward the Korean Peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea.  (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/U.S. Navy via AP)
The Latest: Trump makes brief stop in North Korea meetingThe White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea
The Associated Press7 hours ago
S.Korea presidential hopeful criticized for anti-gay commentSouth Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged members of the country's persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Trekker missing for 47 days rescued in Nepal, friend deadTrekking officials in Nepal say they have a rescued a Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain for 47 days, but his girlfriend died just three days before they were discovered
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Japan PM to visit Russia, Britain amid North Korean tensionJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects aimed at a possible breakthrough in their decades-old island dispute
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Thai taxi driver arrested for alleged rape of BrazilianThai police have arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived from abroad at a Bangkok airport
The Associated Press15 hours ago
IS group, Taliban clash in Afghanistan, dozens killedAfghan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province, igniting heavy clashes in which dozens of fighters were killed
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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