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Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartialMalaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang says the investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satelliteA prefecture in China's far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install a real-time GPS-like tracking system as part of an anti-terror initiative
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Monday as investors looked for fresh leads while they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Asian stocks higher after Wall Street long weekendAsian stock markets are mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed minutes following a three-day weekend for Wall Street
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mallFive people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the city of Melbourne, officials said
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' planSingaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, says his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Noor Rashid Ibrahim, subjefe de la policía nacional de Malasia, izquierda, acompañado del jefe de la policía de Selangor, Abdul Samah Mat, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en los cuarteles de la policía nacional, en    Kuala Lumpur, Malasia, el domingo 19 de febrero de 2017. Imágenes de cámaras de seguridad obtenidas por la televisión japonesa parecen mostrar un cuidadoso y deliberado ataque ocurrido la semana pasada en Malasia contra el exiliado medio hermano del gobernante de Corea del Norte. (AP Foto/Vincent Thian)
N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probeNorth Korea's ambassador to Malaysia has denounced the country's investigation into the death of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe amid bitter exchanges between the nations
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militantsPakistan's military says its airstrikes have killed "dozens" of militants in a tribal region along the Afghan border
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Nepal sets much-delayed village and municipal polls for MayNepal's government has announced that much-delayed but crucial elections for village councils and towns will be held in May, the first such polls in two decades
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this image made from Feb. 13, 2017, airport closed circuit television video and provided by Fuji Television, Kim Jong Nam, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, talks to airport security and officials after he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia. Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport. (Fuji Television via AP)
Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friendNorth Korea risks losing one of its few friends _ Malaysia _ with the apparent killing last week at Kuala Lumpur's airport of a long-estranged member of North Korea's ruling family, and its increasingly angry accusations about the investigation
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Rohingya activist says 1,000 refugees returned to MyanmarActivists in Bangladesh say about 1,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic minority who fled Myanmar during its army's four-month counterinsurgency operation have returned home after Myanmar's government said it was halting military operations in the area
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abductedThe Philippine coast guard says gunmen attacked a Vietnamese ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Cambodia lawmakers approve law threatening opposition partyCambodia's legislature has amended a law governing political parties to allow the government to apply to the courts to have a party dissolved, an act clearly aimed at the sole opposition group in parliament
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Hong Kong Disneyland posts 2016 loss on tourism softnessHong Kong Disneyland has posted another annual loss as attendance by mainland Chinese tourists dropped amid a softer tourism market
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspectsA retired Philippine police officer says President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a radio commentator
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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