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Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EUPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte opens an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders with an oblique swipe at Western governments, asking them not to meddle in the affairs of regional countries
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
A PAC-3 Patriot missile unit is deployed against the North Korea's missile firing at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukesA North Korean mid-range ballistic missile test-fire apparently failed Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third such flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts tests in nearby waters
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, April 29, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. KoreaOne of Tokyo's major subways systems says it shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday after receiving warning of a North Korean missile launch
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Friday, April 28, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Ashigara (DDG 178), foreground, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), center, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) transit the Philippine Sea as they accompany the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) for the ongoing joint exercises. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/U.S. Navy via AP)
Timeline: President Trump vs. North KoreaA look at key moments in the brinkmanship between President Trump and North Korea
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The USS Carl Vinson sails offshore Nagasaki prefecture, southern Japan Saturday, April 29, 2017. The USS Carl Vinson is heading north toward the Korean peninsula in a show of force after satellite images suggested North Korea may be preparing to conduct a nuclear test. A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. (Kyodo News via AP)
N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukesA North Korean mid-range ballistic missile test-fire apparently failed Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third such flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts tests in nearby waters
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clashThe Philippine military chief says marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander considered to be one of the most notorious kidnappers in the country's south
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Philippine military chief says an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and notorious kidnapper has been killed in clashPhilippine military chief says an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and notorious kidnapper has been killed in clash
The Associated Press7 hours ago
US official says North Korean test was likely of a medium-range ballistic missile; it broke up minutes after launchUS official says North Korean test was likely of a medium-range ballistic missile; it broke up minutes after launch
The Associated Press9 hours ago
South Korean military: North Korea test-fires unidentified missile; no other details releasedSouth Korean military: North Korea test-fires unidentified missile; no other details released
The Associated Press10 hours ago
NKorea official calls US efforts to rid nukes a 'wild dream'North Korea's deputy UN ambassador said Friday that US efforts to get rid of his country's nuclear weapons through military threats and sanctions are "a wild dream."
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Supporters of Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan rally against government in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, April 8, 2017. Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital, Islamabad to pressure the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over his alleged corruption. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM SharifThousands of supporters of Pakistan's popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital Islamabad to call for the resignation of the country's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over his alleged corruption
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Police officers provide security near the administrative office in Tharketa township in the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, April 28, 2017. Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters forced the closing of two Muslim school buildings in Yangon, claiming that they were built illegally, as tensions between the overwhelmingly Buddhist population and the Muslim minority continues after a violent conflict broke out in 2012 between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Yangon protesters force closure of Muslim schools in MyanmarUltra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remains a threat to the country's stability.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Yangon mob forces closure of Muslim schools in MyanmarUltra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remains a threat to the country's stability.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte talks to the media prior to a welcoming ceremony for Indonesian President Joko Widodo, at Malacanang Palace grounds in Manila, Philippines Friday, April 28, 2017. When Duterte hosts a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this weekend, the spotlight will be on him. Just less than a year in power, Duterte faces a mass murder complaint before the International Criminal Court and an impeachment bid at home as bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Reporter Q&A: What to look for at Southeast Asian summitLeaders of 10 Asian countries meet this weekend to discuss topics including North Korea, territorial disputes in the South China Sea and improved economic integration of the region. The Associated Press' chief Manila correspondent tells us what to expect.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthdayA Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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