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11 dead after boat capsizes off Sri Lanka's southwest coastSri Lankan police say at least 11 people were killed and 24 others rescued after the boat they were traveling in capsized off the country's southwestern coast
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A police officer patrols outside forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left countryMalaysian police say investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother, was apparently poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Police hunting for monk increase pressure on Thai templePolice in Thailand who spent three days searching a vast Buddhist temple for a prominent monk accused of financial wrongdoing have kept up the pressure, sending fresh forces to confront devotees and monks at the compound's gates
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Choijilsuren Battogtokh, Mongolia's Minister of Finance, second from right, attends at a press conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. The Mongolian government and envoys from the International Monetary Fund said Sunday that they and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan package to the north Asian country to help get its economy back on track. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav)
IMF agrees terms for $5 billion loan to debt-ridden MongoliaThe International Monetary Fund and other partners have agreed on terms for a more than $5 billion loan to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country's economy back on track
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Malaysian police say 4 N. Korean suspects left the country same day N. Korean leader's brother diedMalaysian police say 4 N. Korean suspects left the country same day N. Korean leader's brother died
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Malaysia police say they're searching for 4 more North Korean suspects in death of N. Korean leader's half brotherMalaysia police say they're searching for 4 more North Korean suspects in death of N. Korean leader's half brother
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pakistani police kill 5 militants in counter-terrorism raidPakistani police say that counter-terrorism forces killed five militants in an overnight raid and seized weapons and explosives from their hideout
The Associated Press9 hours ago
IMF says it has agreed terms for $5 bn loan to MongoliaThe International Monetary Fund and other partners have agreed on terms for a $5 billion loan to the Mongolian government to help get the north Asian country's economy back on track
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China suspends coal imports from North Korea over missilesChina says it is suspending all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2002 file photo, a copy of a poster from 1942 is posted in front of an antique Greyhound bus in downtown Watsonville, Calif., as participants reenact what happened to their relatives exactly 60 years earlier during their internment in 1942. Roughly 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans were sent to desolate camps that dotted the West because the government claimed they might plot against the U.S. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75As Japanese-Americans mark the 75th anniversary of the executive order that authorized their incarceration, they're speaking out against new presidential orders that limit travel and target immigrants
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A motorcyclist goes by North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. North Korea said it will reject the results of an autopsy on its leader's estranged half brother, the victim of an apparent assassination this week at an airport in Malaysia. Pyongyang's ambassador said Malaysian officials may be "trying to conceal something" and "colluding with hostile forces." (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
North Korea, Malaysia tussle over corpse; 4th suspect nabbedAt a hospital morgue in Malaysia's capital, the tightly guarded corpse of a middle-aged man has become the focus of a dizzying case of international intrigue involving five countries, North Korean diplomats and an apparently duped female assassin
The Associated Press1 day ago
Library grounds in southern India turn into quiet study areaIn the congested southern Indian city of Hyderabad, the sprawling grounds of the central library are an island of calm where hundreds of students and job-seekers flock every day to prepare for examinations or job interviews
The Associated Press1 day ago
Afghan Army Chief of Staff General Qadam Shah Shahim, left, and Deputy Interior Minister General Abdul Rahman Rahman, give a news conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The Afghan government has summoned Pakistan's ambassador in protest of recent shelling in Afghanistan's eastern provinces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attackPakistani authorities have shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and increasing tension between the two nations
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, escorted by Japanese police officers at the airport in Narita, Japan. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, and later died on the way to the hospital, according to a Malaysian government official. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
Was it brother? Lover? Or crime gang? N. Korea rumors aboundAs Malaysian police continue their inquiry into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there are plenty of speculations surrounding what seems as one of the stranger killings the world has recently seen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistani women light candles to pay tribute to the victims of Thursday's suicide attack at a shrine, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed dozens of people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
The Latest: Pakistani ambassador summoned by AfghanistanThe Afghan government has summoned Pakistan's ambassador in protest of recent shelling in Afghanistan's eastern provinces
The Associated Press1 day ago
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