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Rebel chief: IS-linked Marawi attackers plotted for 2nd cityThe leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says Islamic State group-aligned militants planned but failed to attack another southern city after their deadly siege in Marawi was crushed last year
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
US F-16 dumped 2 fuel tanks near fishermen at Japan lakeA U.S. fighter jet has dumped fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, narrowly missing a dozen fishermen catching clams
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Afghan officials say insurgent attacks killed 9 policemenAfghan officials: Insurgents kill 9 policemen in separate attacks in western Farah, eastern Kapisa province
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018 photo, illuminated Olympic rings shine at dusk prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. As South Korea basks in the glow of daily competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeonchgang will do what was promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an ignored, impoverished backwater into a premier Asian ski hub.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and angerEven as South Korea basks in the glow of daily Olympic competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what it promised during its successful 2011 Olympics bid and turn an impoverished backwater into a premiere ski destination
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plantsProtesters in the Thai capital seeking to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in the country's south have claimed victory, as the Energy Ministry agreed to order new assessments of the health and environmental impacts of the projects
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Asian shares mostly lower after US holiday, await Fed notesAsian shares are mostly lower after a U.S. holiday and attention turns to disclosures from the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Maldives president wants vote to extend state of emergencyThe president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend the country's state of emergency by two weeks amid ongoing political turmoil
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistan minister defends planned deployment to Saudi ArabiaPakistan's defense minister says the planned deployment of 1,000 troops to Saudi Arabia does not violate a parliamentary resolution against taking part in combat operations in Yemen
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at seaA Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa reads his statement as he presents to the media arrested foreigner Fehmi Lassoued, also known as John Rasheed Lassoned, allegedly a native of Egypt, along with a Filipino companion Anabel Moncera Salipada Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Lassoued and Salipada were arrested over the weekend in possession of assorted firearms, ammunitions and components for IED (Improvised Explosives Device) such as electronic resistors, capacitors, batteries and pipe fittings. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commanderPhilippine police say authorities have arrested an Arab man who they believe is a former commander of the Islamic State group
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidentsA cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gunPolice say they have arrested four Indonesian men and a boy who killed a critically endangered orangutan by shooting it at least 130 times with an air gun
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Main chapel unaffected by weekend fire at Tibetan monasteryThe Tibetan government-in-exile says a weekend fire at the sprawling Jokhang monastery in Tibet did not affect the main chapel at the 1,300-year-old religious site, considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, opposition leader Imran Khan of the Pakistan Taherik-e-Insaf party waves to supporters during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan’s party announced Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 that Pakistani cricket legend turned politician Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumors that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two wives. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
Pakistan cricketer turned politician Khan marries 3rd timePakistan's cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan marries faith healer, his third marriage
The Associated Press1 day ago
Afghan official: Bodies found of 9 people abducted last yearAfghan official: Bodies of 9 civilians abducted by militants early last year found in eastern province
The Associated Press1 day ago
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