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Vietnam War-era tear gas bombs found in Cambodian villageDemining experts say a village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated from the grounds of a Buddhist temple
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Afghan official: Arrest warrants issued for VP's guardsAfghanistan's attorney general is ordering the arrest of nine employees of Vice-President Rashid Dostum in connection with allegations of kidnapping and torturing a former ally
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Philippines apologizes to South Korea over Korean's killingThe Philippine government has apologized to South Korea for the reported killing of a South Korean man at the country's main police camp, a crime that has tainted law enforcers carrying out the president's controversial anti-drug crackdown
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Hong Kong to release 9 seized Singapore troop carriersAuthorities say nine armored personnel carriers belonging to Singapore that were seized in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong will be returned
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Briton fatally shot in Porsche in Thai resort townThai police say a 39-year-old British man was killed in his Porsche sedan in the resort town of Pattaya by a gunman who pulled open the door and shot him at point-blank range
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Hopes fade for justice for dead, lost Sri Lankan journalistsHope is fading fast that Sri Lanka's government will take action against those responsible for the deaths and disappearances of dozens of journalists during and after the country's long civil war, activists and relatives said Tuesday
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Japan’s H-2A rocket carrying Defense Ministry's first communications satellite Kirameki-2 goes up goes up after its launch from the Tanegashima Space Center in Minamitane on Tanegashima Island, southern Japan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan's military launches first communications satelliteJapan's Defense Ministry has launched its first communications satellite
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump signs an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact agreed to under the Obama administration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. With his rejection of an Asian trade pact, Trump has started tackling policy changes that could inadvertently give China room to assert itself as a regional leader and worsen strains over the South China Sea and Taiwan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
What Trump's trade and geopolitical moves mean for ChinaWith his rejection of an Asian trade pact, U.S. President Donald Trump has started tackling policy changes that could inadvertently give China room to assert itself as a regional leader and worsen strains over the South China Sea and Taiwan
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks edge up as investors gauge Trump uncertaintiesGlobal stocks are mostly higher as investors continue to seek clarity on President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pakistan test-fires ballistic missilePakistan says it has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,200 kilometers (1,400 miles) that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, photo, Damage from a recent storm is shown in this photo provided by Maui Electric Company on the island of Lanai, Hawaii. The entire island of Lanai remained without electrical service Monday, after strong winds snapped and damaged utility poles over the weekend. (Maui Electric Company via AP)
Crews restore power to most of Hawaii's Lanai IslandCrews restored power to most of the residents of Hawaii's Lanai Island early Tuesday, but people living in one small town remain without electricity
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Kyrgyzstan hikes fines for public drinking, swearingKyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a decree increasing fines for swearing and drinking in public
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Syria talks in Astana conclude with Russia, Turkey and Iran striking deal on three-way mechanism to safeguard cease-fireSyria talks in Astana conclude with Russia, Turkey and Iran striking deal on three-way mechanism to safeguard cease-fire
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Official: Taliban launch nearly 19,000 attacks in 10 monthsAn Afghan Defense Ministry official says the Taliban have launched nearly 19,000 attacks throughout the country in the last 10 months
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this June 19, 2016 file photo, Australia's opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten delivers a speech in Sydney. Several countries expressed hope Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump's decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious jeopardy. Shorten slammed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for suggesting the deal could continue without the U.S. "The TPP's dead," Shorten said. "How on earth can Mr. Turnbull want to waste the time of the parliament, asking the parliament to ratify an agreement which includes America, when America is not in it? It's just the peak of delusional absurdity." (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pactU.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is prompting other member countries to consider ways to salvage the trade pact
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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