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Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officialsSouth Korea's intelligence agency says North Korea has executed five senior security officials for making false reports to leader Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
South Korea's opposition threatens to impeach acting leaderSouth Korea's main opposition parties threatened to impeach the country's acting leader after he refused to extend a special investigation into the huge corruption scandal that toppled President Park Geun-hye
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant during attackIndonesian police say they shot and killed a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2016, file photo, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi speaks during a cooperation conference with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. Yang will meet with U.S. high-ranking officials becoming the first senior Chinese official to visit the United States on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 since President Donald Trump took office. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh, File)
1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump eraChina is sending its first senior official to visit the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Takata guilty plea expected in cover-up of air bag troublesJapanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly air bag inflator problem
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaImages from Asia: Malaysian police revelation that banned nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam raises stakes in a case that has broad geopolitical implications; former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct
The Associated Press3 hours ago
US officials not yet authorized to vet Pacific refugeesAn Australian official says U.S. security officers have yet to be authorized by President Donald Trump's administration to vet refugees held on Pacific islands for potential resettlement in the United States
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrestA Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs has petitioned the Supreme Court to nullify a Manila court's arrest warrant against her for drug charges and release her from jail
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Australian leader blames predecessor for popularity declineAustralia's prime minister has blamed recent criticism from his predecessor for a dip in the government's popularity in a closely watched opinion poll
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 photo, Nguyen Thi Xuan listens next to her daughter Nguyen Thi Phuong, back, during an interview in Hanoi, Vietnam. Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954. Many Vietnamese women married to Japanese soldiers saw their families split up, but today, the former foes enjoy strong bilateral ties, with Japan and Vietnam cooperating economically as well as in other areas, including defense and security. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved tiesMany Vietnamese women married to Japanese soldiers saw their families split up, but today, the former foes enjoy strong bilateral ties, with Japan and Vietnam cooperating economically as well as in other areas, including defense and security
The Associated Press4 hours ago
S Korea's acting leader rejects to extend probe into scandalSouth Korea's acting leader has rejected a request to extend an investigation into the country's biggest scandal in decades that led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaA U.S. administration official says the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in the South China Sea signals U.S. intent to have a more active naval presence in the region
The Associated Press7 hours ago
9 drown as boat capsizes in IndiaA government official says at least nine Indian tourists drowned as a fishing boat sank during a joy ride in the Bay of Bengal in southern India
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Myanmar's Suu Kyi eulogizes slain legal adviserMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month-long silence to describe the assassination of one of her top legal advisers as a great loss for the country
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Kyrgyzstan's former President Roza Otunbayeva attends a rally in support of Omurbek Tekebayev, who was arrested early Sunday morning after arriving at the Central Asian country's main airport, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Hundreds of people protested Sunday in Kyrgyzstan after authorities detained a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
Protests erupt after Kyrgyzstan arrests opposition leaderHundreds of people in Kyrgyzstan protested Sunday after the detention of a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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