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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
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center top, poses with South Korean women's and men's ice hockey team players during a visit to Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. There is growing concern in South Korea that a proposal to form a joint women's hockey team with North Korea for the Olympics could be bad for the South Korean players. (Ha Sa-hun/Yonhap via AP)
North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to OlympicsNorth Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China: 'Cold War thinking' behind Vancouver N. Korea meetingChina says "Cold War thinking" is behind a meeting of U.S. allies on how to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat, adding it risks splitting international opinion over the issue.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Philippines checks if key Malaysian extremist survived siegeThe Philippine military is validating intelligence that a Malaysian militant leader survived the defeat of an Islamic State group-linked siege and is helping restart efforts to establish an extremist alliance.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sri Lanka reinstated ban on selling alcohol to womenA senior official says Sri Lanka's government has reinstated a ban on women buying alcohol and being employed in places where the drinks are produced and sold.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Latest: SKorea's Moon backs joint hockey team with NorthSouth Korea's president says fielding a joint ice hockey team with North Korea during next month's Winter Olympics would be a historic event that moves the hearts of people around the world
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pakistani police: Suicide bomber targets officer in KarachiPakistani police: Senior police officer known for raids on militant hideouts escapes assassination attempt in Karachi
The Associated Press4 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
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 Press8 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
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