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FILE - In this file image made from undated video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Sept. 3, 2017, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee. Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. NHK deleted its tweet after several minutes, issued a correction and apologized several times on air. (KRT via AP Video, file)
Japanese public TV says staffer sent missile alert in errorJapanese public broadcaster NHK says an erroneous alert about a North Korean missile fired at Japan was sent by a staff member who meant to transmit a different news flash
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Young Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, left, and Nathan Law arrive at the High Court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. A Hong Kong court sentenced Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from pro-democracy protests. Wong and some others in the case had pleaded guilty last year for failing to comply with a court order to clear out of a protest camp during the 79-day "Umbrella Movement" protests in late 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Young Hong Kong activist Wong gets second prison termA Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from 2014 protests
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Pope Francis arrives on his pope-mobile to celebrate Mass at O'Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church’s credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return homePope Francis has zigzagged across Latin America, doing everything from visiting the poor in several slums to rubbing elbows with several presidents _ but never returned to his native Argentina in his five years as pontiff
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Jan. 2, 2018 photo, immigration activist Nora Sandigo, center, talks with Yamilet Salmeron, 11, left, and Britzayda Ramirez, 4, at her home in Miami, FL. At least once a week, Sandigo, a 52-year-old mother of two daughters, drives south to the city of Homestead and drops off donated clothing and food for some of them, mostly people from Mexico and Central America who work on nearby farms. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrantsA determined "mama warrior" in South Florida is helping immigrants with a legal tool that lets her act on behalf of children whose parents are detained or deported
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Jan. 15, 2018, photo, Nepalese people gather to watch bulls fight during the Maghe Sankranti bull fight festival in Taruka, Nuwakot, 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu, Nepal. In this sleepy mountain village in Nepal, bulls face off for one day every year, locking horns in a quest for victory and prize money. For most of the year these bulls’ lives are easy. They don’t pull plows or wagons. They are fed eggs, rice, corn and butter milk. Then, for one day they fight, lowering their heads and locking horns as thousands of people cheer from the hillsides. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
AP Photos: Bulls pampered a year fight for a day in NepalAP Photos: Bulls pampered for a year to be ready to fight for a day in a tradition some worry may wane as Nepal's villages lose their young men to jobs in cities and overseas
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A smartphone shows Tuesday's NHK television's news website saying "North Korea appears to have fired a missile," "The government: Seek shelter inside buildings and basements," second from top, in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert on Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, top, days after a similar error in Hawaii. The message at top reads: "The flash of North Korea's missile launch was a mistake." (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alertJapan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Monday, Jan.15, 2018, photo, people freed by Nigeria Army line up in Maiduguri Nigeria. Nigeria's army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership of the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)
Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko HaramNigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, photo, Sithu Maung, a former student activist who spent more than four years in prison, is pictured at his residence in Yangon, Myanmar. “Many people are being used by the army,” he said. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdownMyanmar's military, once despised for its stranglehold on the country, has seen its popularity surge alongside a rise in nationalism that has accompanied a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rohingya Hindu refugees stand outside their make shift shelters at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 yearsBangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Pope Francis meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in ChilePope Francis has met with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to cheering supporters as he addresses his lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria. Turkey has been threatening to launch a new military offensive in Syria against Syrian Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers to be terrorists because of their affiliation with outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Iran adds to criticism of US-trained Kurdish force in SyriaIran says U.S. plans to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pope Francis delivers a speech as he meets with Bishops at the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Luca Zennaro/Pool via AP)
The Latest: Pope meets with Chileans abused by priestsThe Latest: Pope Francis has met with a small group of Chilean victims of sex abuse by priests
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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