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China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversaryChinese officials are calling for deeper ties with Japan on the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
Hong Kong judges to decide on UK banker's murder appealHong Kong judges will decide on a British banker's appeal of his conviction in the grisly murders of two Indonesian women
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctionsThailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
An elderly Chinese man prepares to go for a smoke break at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hikeGlobal stocks are mixed after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stands in front of the presidential seal during a ceremony with the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017,  to approve President Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue to lurk despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in southPhilippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law by a year in the country's south due to continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a pro-Islamic State group siege
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
Journalist try to talk with the family members of 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, at a building where he used to live in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of Ullah, who is accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
Bangladesh: Accused NYC attacker followed radical preacherBangladeshi officials say a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Okinawa boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopperJapanese officials say a boy was injured in Okinawa when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, the second such incident in the past week on the southern island
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Philippine Congress votes to approve president's request to extend martial law by a year in southPhilippine Congress votes to approve president's request to extend martial law by a year in south
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woesA top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition was checked
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by anti-sex tourism lawA convicted child molester has been prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles out of Southeast Asian sex tourist markets
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Oct. 24,2017 photo,  the logo of Toshiba Corp., is seen at the venue for the company's stockholders' meeting in Chiba near Tokyo. Toshiba and Western Digital have resolved a dispute that was preventing the embattled Japanese electronics giant from selling its flash memory unit to raise cash to stay afloat.  The companies said Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017,  that the deal allows Western Digital to participate in future investments in their joint venture. That clears the way for a consortium led by Bain Capital to buy Toshiba Memory Corp. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of chip unitToshiba, Western Digital deal clears way for life-saving sale of chip unit
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Sept. 8, 2017, photo, North Korean woman S.Y. casts a shadow near fruits laid out for a prayer meeting at her home near the city of Chaoyang in northeastern China's Liaoning province. S.Y. is among thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands, of North Korean women who have been sold as brides in China, mostly to poor farmers in three provinces near the border with North Korea, since the North suffered a crippling famine in the mid-1990s that is estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in ChinaAP Exclusive: Thousands of North Korea women over the past decades have been trafficked across their country's border and sold as brides to Chinese men.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2004 file photo, former U.S. Army deserter to North Korea, Charles Jenkins, left, escorted by his wife Hitomi Soga, right, and their daughter Mika, center, arrives at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport. Jenkins, who married Soga, a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release in the 2000s, has died. He was 77.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee diesCharles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died at age 77
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decisionWorld stocks turn higher as investors look ahead to expected Fed rate increase
The Associated Press19 hours ago
A motorcycle is parked in front of a building where 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, used to live in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of Ullah, who is accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attackBangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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