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A woman watches a TV screen showing a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 29, 2017. North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone Monday, officials said, the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
NKorea fires short-range ballistic missile off western JapanNorth Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Australian to send 30 more military advisers to AfghanistanAustralia is sending an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expects other countries to increase their contributions
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Polynesian canoe on around-the-world journey crosses equatorA traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on an around-the-world journey has reached a milestone by crossing the equator on its way back to Hawaii
The Associated Press1 hour ago
South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectileSouth Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Lawyers seek release of man as US seeks country to take himLawyers in Massachusetts are seeking the release of a man they say is being unlawfully detained by federal immigration officials while they try to find a country to deport him to
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Philippine marines, backed by an Armored Personnel Carrier, walk to the frontline in the continuing assaults to retake control of some areas of Marawi city Sunday, May 28, 2017 in southern Philippines. Philippine forces launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive out militants linked to the Islamic State group after days of fighting left corpses in the streets and hundreds of civilians begging for rescue from a besieged southern city. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot deadPhilippine forces have found corpses in the streets of a besieged southern city, including at least eight civilians who appeared to have been executed, as soldiers battled a weakened but still forceful group of militants linked to the Islamic State group
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Sri Lankan flood victims carry relief materials at a flooded area in Wehangalla village in Kalutara district, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as dozens were killed in floods and mudslides and dozens others went missing. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka finds more bodies as mudslide deaths reach 151Sri Lankan rescuers have pulled out more bodies that were buried by enormous mudslides as the death toll in the disaster climbed to 151, with 111 others missing
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rescuers retrieve bodies of 3 Indian climbers from EverestRescuers have retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Masked Kashmiri Muslims hold funeral prayers in absentia for rebel commander and his associate killed in a gunbattle, in Srinagar, India, Saturday, May. 27, 2017. One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
India imposes security lockdown in Kashmir to stop protestsGovernment forces have enforced a strict curfew in parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir, a day after the killing of a prominent rebel commander by Indian soldiers sparked massive protests in the disputed region
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Philippine military says Muslim militants shot dead at least 16 civilians in ongoing fight for southern cityPhilippine military says Muslim militants shot dead at least 16 civilians in ongoing fight for southern city
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this May 26, 2017 file photo, a lady Justice statue lies covered with a plastic sheet inside the Supreme Court premise in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A sculptor says authorities in Bangladesh have reinstalled the Lady Justice statue near the country's Supreme Court, two days after its removal following complaints by Islamist hard-liners. Sculptor Mrinal Haque said Sunday, May 28, 2017 workers put the statue back in place a few hundred meters (yards) from its original location.  (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad, File)
Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked IslamistsBangladesh has reinstalled a statue of Lady Justice after its removal in the face of Islamist hardliners
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby covered her head with a scarf is escorted by Indonesian police officers to get on a car as she leaves the parole office in Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Indonesia on Saturday deported Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade. She was arrested in 2004 after customs officers at Bali’s international airport found 4 kilograms (9 pounds) of marijuana inside her boogie board bag, sparking a media frenzy in Australia on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from BaliOne of Australia's most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia's tourist island of Bali.
The Associated Press1 day ago
A boy walks passed damaged vehicles at the site of a suicide attack in eastern Khost province, Afghanistan, Saturday, May 27, 2017. At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. (AP Photos/Nishanuddin Khan)
Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attackAn Interior Ministry official says at least 18 people were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan
The Associated Press1 day ago
An Indian army soldier takes position in the area where suspected militants have taken refuge during a gunbattle at Saimoh village, in Tral area, about 45 Kilometres south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Rebel leader Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and a fellow militant were killed after troops cordoned off the southern Tral area overnight following a tip that rebels were hiding there, police said. The gunbattle ended later Saturday and soldiers recovered the bodies of two militants. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killedOne civilian has been killed and dozens of others injured after anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistan reopens Afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'The Pakistani military says authorities have reopened the main Chaman border crossing at Afghanistan's request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides
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