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Lee Jae-yong, center, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, for a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The Seoul Central District Court will decide whether to arrest Lee after prosecutors requested the arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto headA Seoul court says it has denied a request to arrest Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president
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Marine killed in training exercise was Florida 19-year-oldThe Marine Corps says the Marine killed during a live-fire training exercise at a California desert base was a 19-year-old from Florida
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Candidates registration over for Turkmenistan's voteElection officials in Turkmenistan have registered the Central Asian nation's president to run in next month's vote against eight other candidates, all of whom have voiced support for his policies
The Associated Press4 hours ago
China judge sees notion of independent courts as 'erroneous'China's top judge dismissed the concept of judicial independence as an "erroneous Western ideal" in remarks that seemed to emphasize the Communist Party's ultimate control over all areas of public life
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Thousands demand lifting ban on bull-taming sport in IndiaThousands of people are protesting in southern India seeking to lift a court ban on the traditional sport of bull-taming
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Taliban bomb expert accidently kills himself and 4 sonsThe government says an expert bomb maker for the insurgent Taliban inadvertently killed himself and his four sons in northern Afghanistan, while building a cache of roadside bombs
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Men walk past an Apa Hotel in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel’s owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated. APA Group, a Tokyo-based land developer and operator of 400-plus hotels, drew fire for spreading the revisionist views of company president Toshio Motoya by putting the books in hotel guestrooms and also selling them. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of NankingA fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the chain's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisisMalaysia's foreign minister says the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 13, 2013, file photo, Hong Kong actor Andy Lau poses on the red carpet at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. Hong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand. A statement from his representative said the 55-year-old actor fell off a horse and injured his pelvis on the set of a commercial. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)
Hong Kong actor Andy Lau injured while working in ThailandHong Kong actor Andy Lau has been injured while working in Thailand
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Boris Johnson says Britain wants free trade deal with IndiaVisiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says his country would like to forge a free trade agreement with India as it prepares to leave the European Union
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Most Asian stock indexes lacked direction Wednesday following a sharp correction overnight in the dollar that sapped investor momentum. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World stocks turn lower as investors monitor volatile dollarWorld stocks are mostly lower after a sharp drop in the dollar sapped investor enthusiasm
The Associated Press9 hours ago
China calls on US to bar Taiwan from Trump inaugurationChina has called on the U.S. to bar a Taiwanese delegation from attending Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Cambodian PM hits opposition chief with new defamation suitCambodia's exiled opposition leader is facing new defamation lawsuits stemming from a Facebook post that accused Prime Minister Hun Sen of offering a young political operative $1 million to attack the opposition
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Czech man accused of AIDS offense held in ThailandThai police say they have arrested a Czech man wanted in his country for allegedly having unprotected sex with several people, including a minor, while being aware that he had AIDS
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, on the French Island of Reunion. While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore. Those pieces provided key information and raised questions whether Malaysia, Australia and China - who funded the hunt for the underwater wreckage - missed key opportunities by failing to organize coastal searches for plane parts. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez, File)
Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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