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  • Seoul: N. Korea used money from joint factories for weapons

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the…

  • Obama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama’s high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China’s increasingly worrisome behavior in…

  • Indonesian officials, clerics ban Valentine’s Day observance

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials and clerics in the world’s most populous Muslim nation have banned young Indonesian Muslims from celebrating Valentine’s Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings. In Banda Aceh, the…

  • UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan’s long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on…

  • India disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistan

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India said that it is disappointed with the United States’ decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will…

  • Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nationalist newspaper says American politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington…

  • Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nationalist newspaper says Americans politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington…

  • Last of 116 dead in Taiwan quake is pulled from rubble

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in Taiwan pulled out the remains of the final victims of last week’s earthquake and with a minute of silence ended the search with the death toll of 116, most…

  • Church lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assault

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade…

  • Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said. Four policemen were killed and seven others wounded in double-suicide attacks on their checkpoint outside a…

  • 114 bodies pulled from toppled Taiwan building; 1 missing

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Workers have pulled out 114 bodies from the rubble of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed in an earthquake in Taiwan’s oldest city, leaving only one missing, authorities said Saturday, a…

  • Gunmen kill police officer, wound 2 in Pakistani capital

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say two gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack on a patrol on a main road in the capital, Islamabad. Police officer Tariq…

  • Bangladesh begins survey of undocumented Rohingya Muslims

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh began a survey to determine the number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. Around 33,000 Rohingya have been documented in two official camps in…

  • 113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan’s oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex,…

  • North Korea halts probe into fate of kidnapped Japanese

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has reacted angrily to new sanctions announced by Japan over its recent rocket launch and said in response it will halt an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it…