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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Abe pledged to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises, the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population, after his ruling coalition was returned to power in Sunday's elections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
After election win, Abe prioritizes North Korea, aging JapanFresh off a decisive election victory, Japan's leader pledged to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Clashes near Papua mine kill 1 Indonesian policeman, wound 6Three days of clashes between Indonesian police and gunmen near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in easternmost Papua province have killed one officer and wounded six others
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaChina's military says it has boosted the capabilities of the navy's South China Sea fleet with the addition of a salvage and rescue squadron equipped with boats and divers
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
This June 24, 2015 photo shows Navy SEAL James Hatch in Norfolk, Va. Hatch's leg wound from enemy fire while searching for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl ended his career as a Navy SEAL. Hatch's wounds and others will be weighed by the judge in determining Bergdahl’s punishment on charges that he endangered his comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Bergdahl could get life in prison for endangering comradesArmy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear Monday before the judge deciding his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
FILE - This combination file photo shows Donald Trump, right, stands on the 14th fairway during a pro-am round of the AT&T National golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. on June 27, 2012, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, playing golf in Yamanakako village, west of Tokyo, on July 23, 2016. Trump will start his first trip to Asia as the U.S. president in November 2017 in somewhat predictable fashion: with a round of golf. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Trump on a phone call Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 that a joint outing with Japanese pro Hideki Matsuyama has been set up for Nov. 5, the start of a lengthy Asia tour for the American leader. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, right, Kyodo News via AP, left, File)
Trump, Abe set golf date for start of US leader's Asia tourDonald Trump will start his first trip to Asia as U.S. president next month in somewhat predictable fashion: with a round of golf alongside Japan's Shinzo Abe
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this combination of the Oct. 2, 2017 file photos, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, are escorted by police as they leave their court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Almost as soon as Kim Jong Nam was killed in a crowded Kuala Lumpur airport budget terminal, the Internet broadcast the attack to millions of people around the world. Security camera footage showed Kim, who had been jumped by two mysterious women, Aisyah and Huong, gesturing for help, his face covered with an obscure but exceedingly potent poison. By the time he got to a hospital, he was dead. The young women who face the death penalty if convicted are Aisyah, who is Indonesian, and Huong, who is Vietnamese. (AP Photos/Daniel Chan, File)
Who killed Kim Jong Un's half brother? Here's what we knowWhat we know about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother and what his murder trial in Malaysia has revealed so far about the suspects, their defense and the case against them
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, left, together with Armed Forces Chief Gen. Eduardo Ano, right, reads a statement announcing the Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found bodies of suspected gunmen inside Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the ongoing ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting in Clark, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines.  The seizure of the building and the defeat of the militants would allowed the military to declare on Monday the end of the Marawi siege, which hundreds of black flag-waving gunmen launched exactly five months ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in MarawiThe Philippine government declared the end to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left 1,100 dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, center foreground, walks back to his seat following a brief photo session at the start of the 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 in Clark, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. The annual meeting, which the Philippines is hosting this year, also includes its dialogue partners such as United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and India. From left, Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh, Malaysia's Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, Myanmar Defense Minister Lt.Gen. Sen Win, Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen and Thailand's Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
The Latest: End of Marawi siege is move against extremismThe Philippines defense secretary says the defeat of pro-Islamic State group militants in Marawi helps prevent the spread of extremism in Asia
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Toll rises in Malaysian landslide; 11 dead mostly foreignersTwo more bodies buried by a landslide in a construction site in Malaysia have been found, bringing the death toll to 11, most of them foreign workers
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says after election win he will pursue "strong diplomacy" to pressure North KoreaJapan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says after election win he will pursue "strong diplomacy" to pressure North Korea
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this image made from Oct. 16, 2017, video, student Jackel Wan is interviewed by the Associated Press in Hong Kong, regarding the twice-a-decade Communist Party congress opened by China's President Xi Jinping last week. (AP Photo)
Hopes and fears in Hong Kong, Taiwan amid China's congressVoices of Hong Kongers, Taiwanese as China's Communist Party meets in twice-a-decade congress and President Xi Jinping cements power, asserts authority
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015 file photo, Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo pose for a photo after his swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after Nurmantyo was denied entry to the country. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entryA U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia's government after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington, but a Jakarta official said the country expected a complete explanation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Philippine defense secretary declares the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in Marawi city are "finished"Philippine defense secretary declares the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in Marawi city are "finished"
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, a stamp collection bearing images of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej owned by textile manufacturer Sakda Sajjamitr is displayed in Bangkok, Thailand. As Thailand prepares for the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, memories of him and his reign live in mementos dear to many Thais. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Mementos hold Thais' fond memories of beloved King BhumibolMementos kept by Thais hold fond memories of beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
The Associated Press3 hours ago
People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday, with Japan's benchmark rising on the back of an election victory by the prime minister's ruling party, which had promised stability and growth. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Nikkei rises on Japanese ruling party win, most of Asia upAsian stocks are mostly higher, with Japan's benchmark rising on the back of an election victory by the prime minister's ruling party, which had promised stability and growth
The Associated Press3 hours ago
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