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Two unification flags are displayed wishing for reunification of the two Koreas on the wire fence at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South KoreaIn South Korea, many conservatives oppose the use of a "unification flag" when North and South Korean athletes parade together at Winter Olympics
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Malaysia Airlines flight shakes violently, forced to landPassengers on a Malaysia Airlines plane flying from Sydney, Australia, to Kuala Lumpur which was forced to land in the central Australian city of Alice Springs say they were bracing themselves for a possible rough landing after the plane shook violently
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Duterte threatens to ban deployment of workers to KuwaitThe Philippine president has threatened to impose a total ban on sending workers to Kuwait because of sexual abuses that have caused some Filipino women to kill themselves
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
India test-launches nuclear-capable long-range missileIndia has successfully test-fired a long-range nuclear-capable missile from an island in the Bay of Bengal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks mostly higher on strong Chinese growthGlobal shares mostly higher, Wall Street futures flat after China reports strong economic growth figures
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center left, and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, center right, are briefed by a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officer on a surface-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile interceptor launcher vehicle at Narashino Exercise Area in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Australia PM says Olympic unity won't denuclearize N. KoreaAustralian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he welcomes the recent dialogue between North and South Korea but Olympic unity won't denuclearize the Korean Peninsula
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Israel's PM unveils memorial for Mumbai attack victimsIsrael's prime minister has visited a Jewish center in Mumbai and unveiled a memorial to 166 people who were killed by militants who rampaged through the Indian city in 2008
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Gunmen kill 2 polio workers in Pakistan, mother and daughterPakistani officials: Gunmen kill mother and daughter working for anti-polio campaign in southwestern city of Quetta
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Afghan official: roadside a mine has killed 5 people westernGovernment official says mine possibly meant for use against security forces exploded in a residential home in western Afghanistan, killing five
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Dec. 8, 2017 photo, workers assemble micromotors at a factory in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province. China’s economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017China's economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Indian police say avalanche kills Swedish skier in KashmirPolice say an avalanche at a ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed a Swedish skier while another has been rescued
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Map locates Kalybai, Kazakhstan, where 52 people died in a bus fire; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
52 people die in bus fire in KazakhstanOfficials in Kazakhstan say that a bus fire has killed 52 people in a vast snow-covered steppe
The Associated Press6 hours ago


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