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Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's deathA Philippine court has convicted a man of multiple murder for a 2007 motorcycle bomb attack that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
Choe Ryong Hae, second from right, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party holds a talk with Song Tao, second from left,  the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department,  at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, in Pyongyang, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country’s capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. (Kyodo News via AP)
Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in tiesChina's highest-level envoy in 2 years has arrived in North Korea amid a prolonged chill in relations
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Strong predawn earthquake jolts Tibet; no casualtiesA predawn 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolts a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday, with no reported casualties.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - in this Nov. 13, 2017, file photo, a South Korean army soldier, second from left, is seen as medical members treat an unidentified injured person, believed to be a North Korean soldier, at a hospital in Suwon, South Korea. Hospital officials say on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, the condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea is gradually improving after two surgeries but it's too early to tell whether he makes a recovery. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP, File)
Hospital says N. Korean soldier's condition stabilizingHospital officials say the condition of a North Korean soldier severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to the South is gradually improving after two surgeries
The Associated Press4 hours ago
101-year-old killed in California blazes told wife to fleeA 101-year-old man who told his wife to flee deadly wildfires in Northern California without him last month is the latest victim to be identified by coroner's officials
The Associated Press5 hours ago
India, France urge action against nations that back terrorIndia and France have called for global action against countries that support, finance or shelter terrorists
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistani police warn Islamist rally to disband within hoursPakistani police warn Islamist rally outside Islamabad to disband or face crackdown; 5,000 protesters unwilling to go
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Pakistani military raid kills Baluch separatist commanderPakistani troops kill Baluch separatist commander implicated in this week's killing of 15 migrants crossing into Iran
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Indonesia says Papua villages in standoff with rebels secureIndonesian police help evacuate more than 340 people from villages in easternmost Papua after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with separatists
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threatJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the threat from North Korea is the most serious security concern his country has faced since World War II
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Disbelief as 'most wanted' Indonesia politician hospitalizedA top Indonesian politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been hospitalized after a car crash that is being widely mocked online as another tactic to avoid arrest
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Image of Asia: Scattering grains in memory of the departedImage of Asia: Scattering seven types of grains to remember departed family members
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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