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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said Sunday. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)
4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekendAmerican, Australian, Slovak and Indian climbers have died on Mount Everest in a busy but tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this undated photo distributed by the North Korean government Monday, May 22, 2017, a solid-fuel "Pukguksong-2" missile lifts off during its launch test at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed Monday the missile was a Pukguksong-2, a medium-to-long range ballistic missile also launched in February. The missile flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) and reached a height of 560 kilometers (350 miles) Sunday before plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missileNorth Korea says it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile that it says is its answer to U.S. President Donald Trump's polices
The Associated Press3 hours ago
China confirms detention of 6 Japanese amid report of spyingChina has confirmed that it is investigating six Japanese citizens, following a Japanese news report that Chinese authorities had detained six men, possibly for spying
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Police officers and others gather in front of the entrance of Phramongkutklao Hospital, a military-owned hospital that is also open to civilians, as the media wait outside in Bangkok after a bomb wounded more than 20 people, in Bangkok Monday, May 22, 2017. The deputy commissioner of the Royal Thai Police said investigators found traces of batteries and wires at the scene Monday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Police say bomb at Thai hospital wounds more than 20 peopleA bomb has exploded at an army-run hospital in Thailand's capital on the third anniversary of a military coup, and authorities said more than 20 people were wounded
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Roadside bomb kills 5 in northwestern PakistanPakistani official: Roadside bomb kills at least 5 in northwestern tribal region close to Afghan border
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file image made from video, firefighters try to extinguish the fire after a bomb hidden in a car exploded outside a large shopping center in Pattani province, southern Thailand. Three years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, watched closely for its crackdown on political freedom and still the site of sporadic but unnerving unrest. On Monday, May 22, a bomb exploded in a military-run hospital in the Thai capital, wounding 21 people on the third anniversary of the 2014 coup. (AP Photo, File)
3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrestThree years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, watched closely for its crackdown on political freedom and still the site of sporadic but unnerving unrest
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this image taken from a Nov. 9, 2016 video footage by AP Video, a drone takes off to deliver JD.com parcel from Tiantong'an village near Suqian city in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. (AP Video via AP)
Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery dronesChina's biggest online retailer, JD.com, says it is developing drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Official: 5 security forces killed in Afghanistan ambushAfghan official: 5 policemen killed in insurgent ambush on their convoy in northern Faryab province
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, told him that China would go to war with Manila if it drills for oil in the South China Sea
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Philippines' Duterte leaves for 4-day visit to RussiaPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has left for a four-day official visit to Russia, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and witness the signing of several agreements including on defense cooperation and trade
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Indonesia police arrest dozens in raid on Jakarta gay saunaIndonesian police say they detained dozens of men including several foreigners in a raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta for alleged pornography
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Sri Lanka's president replaces foreign ministerSri Lanka's president has removed the country's liberal foreign minister who spearheaded a successful campaign to extricate the country from possible international sanctions over war crime allegations from the country's long civil war
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Asia-Pacific ministers meet seeking to finalize trade pactTrade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region are meeting in Hanoi to speed up negotiations seeking to finalize a regional trade pact amid fears of growing trade protectionism
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charityIron ore magnate Andrew Forrest is donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Philippine official downplays alleged China war threatsThe Philippines' top diplomat downplays President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that Chinese President Xi Jinping told him China would go to war with Manila if it insists on drilling for oil in the disputed South China Sea
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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