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Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steamAn island volcano in Papua New Guinea has erupted again, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Security forces walk towards the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Ukraine: Citizen killed in Afghan hotel attackUkraine says one of its citizens was killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spatThe Philippines says it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Pakistan police officer fired over killings is shot deadPolice in Pakistan say gunmen have shot and killed a former police officer who was fired over the 2011 killing of five Chechen women in the southwestern city of Quetta
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 deadTaliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital kills at least six people, including a foreigner, and pins security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker is killed
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Afghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attackAfghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attack
The Associated Press3 hours ago
North Korean Hyon Song Wol, center, head of North Korea's art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The head of a hugely popular girl band arrived in South Korea on Sunday across the rivals' heavily fortified border to check preparations for a Northern art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. KoreaHead of popular North Korean girl band arrives in South Korea amid Olympic cooperation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The Latest: Koreas planning exchanges of other advance teamsThe Latest: North Korea has offered to send another advance team to South Korea this week to look at accommodation facilities at next month's Winter Olympics.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Afghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday morningAfghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday morning
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, photo, South Korean Kim Hye-jin, a 39-year-old music instructor, speaks during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them. Kim said that South Korea was repeating an “outdated approach” in using sports diplomacy, saying that the previous unified teams and joint marches between the rivals never paved the way for sustained, meaningful engagement. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey teamSouth Koreans seem generally happy to see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but not on their own team
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trialMyanmar military has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17A blaze at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital has killed 17 people
The Associated Press12 hours ago
2 Indonesian hostages released by their Abu Sayyaf captorsTwo Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors
The Associated Press21 hours ago
An Indian family rides a motorcycle as they move to a safer place following firing from the Pakistan side of the border in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.  Police say two civilians and a soldier have been killed as Pakistani soldiers on Saturday continued targeting Indian border posts and villages with mortar shells and automatic gunfire for the fourth straight day in Jammu region.(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Kashmir fighting escalates between India, PakistanIndian and Pakistani troops have traded fire along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a soldier in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region.
The Associated Press22 hours ago
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Park Dong-joo/Yonhap via AP)
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to SouthNorth Korea on Saturday proposed to send a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.
The Associated Press1 day ago
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