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Japanese tug boat scrapes US Navy ship during exerciseThe U.S. Navy says a Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into an American guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - in this Nov. 13, 2017, file photo, a South Korean army soldier, second from left, is seen as medical members treat an unidentified injured person, believed to be a North Korean soldier, at a hospital in Suwon, South Korea. Hospital officials say on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it's too early to tell whether he makes a recovery. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP, File)
Surgeons remove worms, other parasites from NKorean soldierSurgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea this past week have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms that were as long as 27 centimeters (10.6 inches)
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
5 militants, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fightingOfficials say five suspected militants and an Indian air force commando have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in disputed Kashmir
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Authorities find bodies of 5 more PakistanisGovernment spokesman says authorities have found bodies of five more Pakistanis who apparently planning to cross into Iran on their way to Europe
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's deathA Philippine court has convicted a man of multiple murder for a 2007 motorcycle bomb attack that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Sri Lankan police arrest 19 over racial violenceSri Lankan police say 19 people have been arrested following racial violence in the country's south that started over a dispute between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Cambodia charges 2 journalists with espionageCambodia charges journalists who worked for the U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia with espionage
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pakistan extends deadline to end Islamist rally for 24 hoursA government deadline set for an Islamic group to disband its dayslong rally in Pakistan's capital expires, but authorities extend it for 24 hours to avoid crackdown
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Choe Ryong Hae, second from right, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party holds a talk with Song Tao, second from left,  the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department,  at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country’s capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in tiesChina's highest-level envoy in 2 years has arrived in North Korea amid a prolonged chill in relations
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualtiesA predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolts a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday, with no reported casualties.
The Associated Press12 hours ago
101-year-old killed in California blazes told wife to fleeA 101-year-old man who told his wife to flee deadly wildfires in Northern California without him last month is the latest victim to be identified by coroner's officials
The Associated Press15 hours ago
India, France urge action against nations that back terrorIndia and France have called for global action against countries that support, finance or shelter terrorists
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Pakistani police warn Islamist rally to disband within hoursPakistani police warn Islamist rally outside Islamabad to disband or face crackdown; 5,000 protesters unwilling to go
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistani military raid kills Baluch separatist commanderPakistani troops kill Baluch separatist commander implicated in this week's killing of 15 migrants crossing into Iran
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Indonesia says Papua villages in standoff with rebels secureIndonesian police help evacuate more than 340 people from villages in easternmost Papua after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with separatists
The Associated Press1 day ago
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