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Cambodian court jails activist over melee at premier's houseA Cambodian court has sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of committing violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence three years ago
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Pakistani official: Explosion kills 8 in city of LahoreOfficials say explosives in a building under construction ignited Thursday, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading criticA Philippine court has issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for a senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain tiesThe Philippines' top diplomat says any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations although he says Beijing has pledged not to build there
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, file photo, North Korea's Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol speaks to the media outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Faced with the killing of its leader’s half brother in what appears to have all the trappings of a politically motivated hit, North Korea is turning up the volume on a familiar defense: Flatly deny the allegations, viciously attack the accusers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
North Korea calls Malaysian investigation 'full of holes'After more than a week of silence in its state-controlled media, North Korea slammed the investigation into the death of one of its citizens in Kuala Lumpur, saying Malaysia's probe is full of "holes and contradictions"
The Associated Press1 hour ago
After protest, China says will address army veterans' issuesChina's defense ministry says economic growth and better social welfare will resolve the problems of veterans, following reports of protests by disgruntled former soldiers who say they've been denied their promised retirement benefits
The Associated Press1 hour ago
North Korean state media say China dancing to US tuneNorth Korean state media have issued a tough critique of China, suggesting that Beijing's criticism of the North's recent missile test and suspension of coal imports are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state "dancing to the tune of the U.S."
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Japan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandalAn endorsement by the wife of Japan's prime minister of a new elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views has been removed from the school's website amid an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Asian shares slipped Thursday after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a U.S. rate hike could come sooner than expected. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
World shares listless as Fed minutes fail to sway investorsWorld stock markets were drifting in listless trading Thursday as the latest Fed minutes left investors unmoved.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Activists seek corporate help for Myanmar's RohingyasActivists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Thai editor has lese majeste jail sentence reducedThailand's Supreme Court has upheld but reduced the jail sentence of a magazine editor who is currently the longest-serving prisoner convicted of lese majeste _ insulting the monarchy
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M jobAustralia's highest-paid public servant has announced his resignation two weeks after a revelation that he made 5.6 million Australian ($4.3 million) last year sparked a public furor
The Associated Press4 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: Malaysia wants Interpol help on tracing suspectsMalaysia's national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar says help has been sought from Interpol to issue an alert for the four North Korean suspects who left Malaysia on the same day Kim Jong Nam, a half brother of North Korea's leader, was killed
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, photo released by China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas, american-born Bao Bao looks out from a cage as she arrived at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province. Bao Bao started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program. (AP Photo/China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas, HO)
US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zooAn American-born panda on Thursday started settling into her new home in southwest China where she will eventually join a panda breeding program
The Associated Press5 hours ago
3 Indian soldiers, Kashmir woman killed during rebel attackPolice say three Indian soldiers and a woman have been killed after rebels ambushed soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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