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In this photo released by the Royal Malaysian Navy, an unidentified body recovered by the Royal Malaysian Navy is  transferred to a U.S. Navy helicopter off the Johor coast of Malaysia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific this year, two U.S. officials said Wednesday. (Royal Malaysian Navy via AP)
Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidentsThe commander of the Navy's Asia-based 7th Fleet has been dismissed after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
The damaged port aft hull of the USS John S. McCain, is visible while docked at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Singapore. The focus of the search for the U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
The Latest: Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commanderThe Navy has announced that the commander of its 7th Fleet has been dismissed "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command" following a series of warship accidents in Asian waters
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen greets garment workers during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on  the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Two Cambodian radio stations, known for their rare stances independent of government control, said Wednesday they were being forced to shut down their operations, shrinking the space left for political activity and free expression ahead of next year’s general election. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodia shutters independent radio, boots out US NGOTwo independent Cambodian radio stations that allowed rare criticism of the government say they are being forced to shut down, further limiting opportunities for political activity and expression ahead of next year's general election
The Associated Press1 hour ago
US envoy briefs Pakistan army chief on Trump's Afghan plansThe U.S. ambassador to Pakistan has met with that country's army chief two days after President Donald Trump warned Pakistan to stop harboring insurgents who are battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 hour ago
BBC reporter's criminal defamation trial begins in ThailandA British BBC correspondent's trial has begun in Thailand in a criminal defamation case involving a report on foreigners being defrauded of property
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Global markets calm ahead of Jackson Hole meetingGlobal stock markets are little changed as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers around the world
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sri Lankan justice minister fired for criticizing China dealSri Lanka's president has fired the justice minister for his criticism of the government, including a decision to sell majority shares of a sea port to China.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mongolian lawmakers call on prime minister to resignA bloc of lawmakers from Mongolia's ruling political party are calling on the prime minister to resign, accusing him of abusing his position by allegedly handing government contracts for roads and other projects to politically connected businesses
The Associated Press4 hours ago
10-year jail sentence sought for female Indonesian militantIndonesian prosecutors say an alleged would-be suicide bomber arrested one day before the planned bombing of a popular family attraction in the Indonesian capital should spend a decade in prison
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Activists fight North Korea with balloons, DVDs and leafletsPolitical activists who send thousands of leaflets, DVDs and flash drives by hot-air balloon into North Korea are hoping to bring change to the isolated country
The Associated Press5 hours ago
China urges US to drop new sanctions on Chinese companiesChina has urged the U.S. to withdraw new sanctions it imposed on Chinese companies that Washington says are supporting North Korea as it carries out increasingly ambitious missile tests
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to discuss Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Afghan official: Taliban suicide car bombing kills 7 peopleAfghan official: Taliban suicide car bomber targets army convoy in southern Helmand province, kills at least 5 people
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Indonesia forest threatened by development despite new rulesAn Indonesian company and its Chinese partner are pushing ahead with an industrial wood plantation in a tropical forest and orangutan habitat on Borneo, apparently flouting government fire-prevention rules
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander Joseph Aucoin, cites loss of confidence in his ability to command.Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander Joseph Aucoin, cites loss of confidence in his ability to command.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this image made from video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, leader Kim Jong Un visits the Chemical Material Institute of Academy of Defense Science at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea's state media released photos that appear to show concept diagrams of the missiles hanging on a wall behind leader Kim Jong Un, one showing a diagram for a missile called "Pukguksong-3." Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. (KRT via AP Video)
North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designsNorth Korea's state media reveal photos showing the designs for one and possibly two new missiles
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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