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The Latest: Hawaii's call to FEMA lasted just 1 minuteU.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii says state and federal officials need to get the emergency alert system right
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, Chinese and American flags fly outside of a JW Marriott hotel in Beijing. Politics weighs more heavily on foreign companies in China than it has in nearly three decades, as companies face pressure on many sides from Chinese President Xi Jinping's more nationalistic stance and twin campaigns to tighten the ruling Communist Party's political control and have it play a more direct role in business. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Politics weighs heavily on foreign businesses in ChinaPolitics weighing on foreign companies in China as Communist Party expands controls
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, South, wearing white uniforms, and North Korean players compete during their IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division II Group A game in Gangneung, South Korea. During South and North Korea's talks at the border in about a week Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, senior officials from the two Koreas reached a package of deals including fielding a joint women's hockey team and conducting a joint march under a "unification flag" depicting their peninsula during the opening ceremony, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic teamThe rival Koreas are planning their first joint Olympic team in a prominent step toward improved relations
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US ambassador says Trump policy in Afghanistan is workingUS Ambassador Nikki Haley says the Trump administration's policy in Afghanistan is working, saying talks between the government and the Taliban are closer than ever before
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Pakistan police say 5-year-old girl was abducted, murderedPolice in Pakistan say a five-year-old girl was abducted and strangled to death, after finding her body in a field near the northwestern city of Mardan
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A man walks in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Shares were lower in early Asian trading Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Global stocks slip as investors digest US bank earningsGlobal stock markets are mostly down as investors digest big losses at major U.S. banks, while bitcoin also dropped amid fears of greater regulation
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In this photo taken in Oct. 2017 and provided to the Associated Press by China Labor Watch, workers attend a safety training session at a Catcher Technologies factory in Suqian in eastern China's Jiangsu province. An Apple Inc. supplier in eastern China on Wednesday denied allegations by a New York rights group that its workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, polluted conditions, without proper overtime pay or adequate safety protections to make MacBook and iPhone parts, before returning to filthy dormitories with cold showers. Apple also said it sent an investigative team to Suqian to interview over 150 workers but "found no evidence that Catcher was violating our standards." (China Labor Watch via AP)
Apple supplier denies charges of unsafe, unclean conditionsApple supplier in eastern China denies labor group allegations that workers toil for ten-hour shifts in loud, unsafe, polluted conditions
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Moshe Holtzberg, center, a young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during the 2008 terror attack, arrives with grandparents at the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Moshe returned to the city for the first time Tuesday to visit the site of the attack with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes 1st visit backA young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during the city's 2008 terror attack has returned for the first time to visit the city
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South Korea says rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremonySouth Korea says rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and march together in opening ceremony
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Chinese-American journalist says China kidnapped his wifeA Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces
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China planning to send robot sub to sunken shipChina's Transport Ministry says preparations are underway to send a robot submarine possibly followed by divers to explore and plug holes in a sunken Iranian oil tanker whose 32 crew members are all believed to have died.
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7 dead as Myanmar police open fire to disperse protestersMyanmar police open fire at hundreds of protesters angry about a ban on a local festival, killing seven people
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