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Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the MaldivesPolice in the Maldives say they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conferenceFBI Director James Comey has arrived in New Zealand ahead of a conference, although officials are being cagey about the exact nature of his visit
The Associated Press1 hour ago
US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyersAn American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula is conducting a joint exercise with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea
The Associated Press3 hours ago
N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being heldOfficials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Stolen plaque in Thailand a sign of antidemocratic sentimentA stolen plaque commemorating Thailand's 1932 revolution is a sign that democracy still has not taken hold in the country, and a disinclination by the authorities to find those responsible adds another element of mystery
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The Latest: Pence wraps up Aussie visit at famed opera houseU.S. Vice President Mike Pence has wrapped up his trip to Australia with a boat cruise around Sydney Harbour and a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroadVice President Mike Pence's visit to Asia is offering evidence that he's becoming one of President Donald Trump's main emissaries on the global stage
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Filipino troops kill 4 suspected militants on resort islandPhilippine security officials say government forces have killed four suspected Muslim militants in new fighting in a central resort province where troops foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists this month
The Associated Press20 hours ago
An injured soldier recovers in a hospital after Friday's attack at a military compound in Mazar-e-Sharif province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 22, 2017.  Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh province, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 11 others, an Afghan government official said Friday. (AP Photo)
Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attackAuthorities have raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms
The Associated Press21 hours ago
China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visitChina has protested the visit by Manila's defense and military chiefs to a disputed island in the South China Sea, but the Philippine government maintains it owns the territory where Filipino troops and villagers have lived for decades
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hanoi mayor, villagers secure end of hostage crisisThe mayor of Vietnam's capital has met with representatives from a village on the outskirts of the city and secured the release of 19 policemen and officials who had been held hostage by villagers over a land dispute, ending the weeklong crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
SAIC-GM president Wang Yongping announces the global launch of the Buick Velite 5, an extended range electric hybrid, during a global launch event ahead of the Shanghai Auto 2017 show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. At the auto show, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, almost every global and Chinese auto brand is showing at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020General Motors Co. says it plans to launch 10 electric vehicles in China by 2020 as the government presses the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ministry of Defense: More than 100 army personnel killed and wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan baseMinistry of Defense: More than 100 army personnel killed and wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan base
The Associated Press1 day ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, meets with Australia's Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Jason Reed/Pool Photo via AP)
Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spatVice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister have swept aside any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 11, 2017, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a tour during a four day visit in Mumbai, India. More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with Turnbull, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings with the longtime US ally. Pence will meet with the prime minister on Saturday as part of his trip to Asia. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump spatVice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister have brushed off any lingering hostility over a contentious refugee deal and joined forces Saturday to urge China to take a greater role in pressuring North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program
The Associated Press1 day ago
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