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A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano erupted Monday prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology to raise the Alert level to 4 from last week's alert level 3. (AP Photo/Earl Recamunda)
Philippine volcano explodes, villagers flee back to sheltersOfficials say the Philippines' most active volcano has exploded thunderously and authorities warn a hazardous eruption is possible within days
The Associated Press5 hours ago
North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of a North Korean art troupe, gets into a train to leave for Seoul at the Gangneung Railway Station in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday as part of an official delegation, triggering a media frenzy as she checked potential venues for performances during next month's Winter Olympics. (Korea Pool via AP)
The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on 17 more North KoreansThe European Union has slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 17 North Koreans accused of illegal trading activities and side-stepping sanctions imposed on the country over its nuclear program
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this May 11, 2016, file photo, members of the Moranbong Band, North Korea's most popular all-female pop group formed by leader Kim Jong Un, perform during a concert where high level officials, diplomats and foreign journalists were invited to watch, as part of celebrations on the conclusion of the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. Hyon Song Wol, the photogenic leader of Kim Jong Un's hand-picked Moranbong Band, made two excursions across the Demilitarized Zone as a negotiator and advance team leader working out the details of Kim's surprise offer for the North to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
'Executed' North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlightFrom reportedly going before a firing squad to stealing the Olympic spotlight, North Korea's top pop diva is an unexpected headliner in run-up to Pyeongchang Games
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Rohingya children and refugees raise their hands and shout that they won't go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayedThe repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced to return, Bangladesh says, but there is no immediate confirmation from Myanmar
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Thai police arrest 2 Israeli men in compatriot's killingPolice in Thailand have arrested two Israeli men suspected of killing a fellow citizen on a Thai resort island by running him down with a car and then stabbing him
The Associated Press6 hours ago
China defends role in trade after US criticismChina's foreign ministry has defended its role in global trade after the U.S. government said it was a mistake to support Beijing's World Trade Organization membership
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indonesian Siti Aisyah, center, is driven by a police car as she leaves after a court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The trial of the two women, Siti Aisyah and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera footage showing the attack. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Trial in Kim Jong Nam's murder resumes in MalaysiaThe trial of the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader has resumed after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera videos
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Jan. 7, 2018 photo, Zain Muhammad, a former watchman for Osama bin Laden outside bin Laden's house, in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Dr. Shakil Afridi, who reportedly used a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, has been languishing in jail since the al-Qaida leader was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in 2011 -- his case a metaphor for downward spiraling relations between his country and the U.S. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgottenAs Pakistan's relations with US deteriorate, doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes in jail, seemingly forgotten
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Focus shifts to executions in Japan's 1995 sarin gas attackMore than two decades after poison gas attacks in Tokyo's subways killed 13, the stage has shifted to the execution of 13 people convicted in the crime
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this July 5, 2017, file photo, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah delivers a speech during the launch of Commemorative Notes of the 50th Anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Singapore and Brunei at the Istana in Singapore. The Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
Indonesia investigates online insults of Brunei's sultanThe Sultan of Brunei has made a complaint of defamation to the Indonesian police about an Instagram account that criticized the wealthy autocratic leader of Southeast Asia's smallest nation
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Villagers watch the site of a bombing at a market in Yala province, southern Thailand. Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Police say a few people have been killed by the explosion. (AP Photo/Somphop Suphanaranond)
Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18Three people have been killed and 18 injured by a bombing in a market in southern Thailand
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Jan. 20, 2018, photo, a group of Rohingya refugees hold banner that show a list of demand before Bangladesh and Myanmar governments start the process of repatriation, at Kutupalong refugee camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun  and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home.  (AP Photo/Rishabh R. Jain)
The Latest: Bangladesh says Rohingya repatriation postponedA Bangladesh official says the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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