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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, a newly arrived Rohingya family settles in at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.Myanmar announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya refugees would be allowed to return home or how soon that might happen. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when the army began what it called "clearance operations" following an attack on police posts by a group of Rohingya insurgents. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugeesMyanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This image provided by Refugee Action Coalition shows the ransacked immigration camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Papua New Guinea authorities on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 asylum seekers to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed. (Refugee Action Coalition via AP)
Papua New Guinea officials pressure refugees to leave campPapua New Guinea authorities have removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Afghan official: Suicide attack kills 8 people in the eastAfghan official: Suicide attack kills 8 people, wounds 17 in country's eastern Nangarhar province
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Asian stock markets were largely flat on Thursday with investors in the U.S. markets going on a Thanksgiving holiday and the Fed minutes largely in line with investor expectations that the Fed will soon raise interest rates for a third time next month. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
China stock slump weighs on global marketsEuropean stock markets were weighed down Thursday by the earlier slump in China's main stock market to its lowest level since September. Trading levels were relatively modest though with U.S. markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China chides Australia for 'irresponsible' policy paperChina has urged Australia to refrain from making "irresponsible remarks" after Canberra issued a foreign policy paper citing security risks in the disputed South China Sea caused by Beijing's activities there
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Map locates Okinotorishima, Japan, where a US Navy plane crashed into the Pacific. SOURCE: maps4news/HERE. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
Ships, aircraft search for 3 US sailors missing in crashU.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft are searching in the Philippine Sea for three sailors missing since the crash of a U.S. Navy aircraft a day earlier
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Asian stock markets were largely flat on Thursday with investors in the U.S. markets going on a Thanksgiving holiday and the Fed minutes largely in line with investor expectations that the Fed will soon raise interest rates for a third time next month. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Asian stocks flat as Fed minutes show support for rate hikeAsian stock markets are largely flat as investors are little surprised by the latest Fed minutes showing most officials were comfortable raising interest rates soon
The Associated Press19 hours ago
This image made from Nov. 13, 2017, surveillance video released by the United Nations command shows a North Korean soldier, second right, running from a jeep and later shot by North Korean soldiers at right. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (United Nations Command via AP)
Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapesOn a cold, gray afternoon, a lone North Korean soldier races toward freedom, the shock of his comrades palpable as they realize he is defecting to the South and start sprinting after him
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Map locates Okinotorishima, Japan, where a US Navy plane crashed into the Pacific. SOURCE: maps4news/HERE. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crashU.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this March 14, 2017, file photo, a U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhound approaches the deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during the annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States at an unidentified location in the international waters, east of the Korean Peninsula. A similar type of the U.S. Navy plane carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, while on the way to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
The Latest: Search continuing for 3 sailors after Navy crashThe U.S. Navy says the search continues for three sailors after an aircraft crashed Thursday in the Philippine Sea
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Celebrated Australians want services restored to refugeesA dozen celebrated Australians have sent an open letter to the government warning that asylum seekers could die at a decommissioned immigration camp that lacks food, water, power and medical care
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, photo, Jamila Begum, 35, who works with Delhi municipality on contractual basis, cleans the railing of a subway escalator in New Delhi, India. “This year the smog was really bad. I could feel it,” she said. “It was always dark.” Begum said she stopped sitting outside during breaks because the smog was so bad. But she got sick anyway and had to stay home for three days. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
'Like chilies in my nose:' Coping with Delhi's toxic smogPeople in New Delhi talk to AP about what it's like living with the painfully thick smog that's been laying over India's capital this month
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, Afghan internally displaced children stand in a muddy yard at a poor neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. A United Nations report says the world’s least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty. It says 60 percent of people in the world’s poorest countries have no access to electricity _ some 577 million people in total. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)
UN: Closing energy gap would help poorest countries developA United Nations report says the world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Pakistani court ends US-wanted militant leader's detentionPakistan ends house arrest of US-wanted militant who founded group linked to 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, people watch a TV screen showing images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsorNorth Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons
The Associated Press1 day ago
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