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Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipelineAfghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister were on hand for the launch of a gas pipeline that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, on to Pakistan and eventually to India
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea for OlympicsIvanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and children, Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, are greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the official welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassmentPrime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau with a hug, a day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats rescinded a party invitation for a man convicted of trying to kill an Indian politician in the 1980s
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
Japanese men nabbed for shooting at defacto NKorean embassyPolice have arrested two Japanese men believed to be right-wing activists for shooting at North Korea's de facto embassy in Tokyo
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Australia deputy leader quits Cabinet over harassment claimAustralia's beleaguered deputy prime minister has resigned from Cabinet over an allegation that he sexually harassed a woman
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: Asia celebrates Lunar New Year, Indonesian volcano erupts, Cobra Gold military exercises held
The Associated Press3 hours ago
This combination of two satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe, Dec. 2, 2017, left; and Feb. 5, 2018, right; displaying the village of Myar Zin, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Maungdaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar shows, that predominantly Rohingya village and hamlets have been completely leveled by authorities in recent weeks, far more than previously reported. While Myanmar's government claims it's simply trying to rebuild a devastated region, the operation has raised deep concern among human rights advocates, who say the government is destroying what amounts to scores of crime scenes before any credible investigation takes place. (DigitalGlobe via AP)
Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villagesMyanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Hillside crashes onto Indonesian farmers; 5 dead, 18 missingFarmers were working in their rice paddies on the Indonesian island of Java, when the soggy hillside above them collapsed under the weight of torrential rains, killing five people and leaving 18 missing
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of President Donald Trump attends an event at the Trump Tower in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. For over a week the front pages of many Indian newspapers have promised that buyers who put down a deposit for an apartment in the new Trump Towers in a New Delhi suburb will get to spend Friday evening being wined and dined by Trump Jr. But the money had to be paid, the ads said, before Thursday. (AP Photo)
Indian partners hawk dinner talk with Trump Jr for $39,000Want an evening out with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it's probably too late to buy a "conversation and dinner" with the eldest son of the American president as he visits India
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Pakistan says Indian sniper fire killed worker in KashmirPakistan says Indian troops opened fire in disputed Kashmir, killing a laborer on the Pakistani side
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Worries about US rate hikes return to stalk marketsWorld stock indexes are tracking Wall Street's decline as Fed report rekindled fears of inflation, rising bond yields
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Duterte bans reporter from presidential palace compoundThe Philippine president has banned a reporter from entering the presidential palace compound to attend news briefings because her online news organization's license to operate was revoked by the government's corporate watchdog
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Bangladesh High Court accepts appeal by ex-PM in graft caseBangladesh's High Court has accepted an appeal by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of her five-year prison sentence in a corruption case
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Afghan officials: Taliban attack police, intelligenceAfghan officials: Taliban hit police post in central province, killing 8 police; 4 intel officials killed in north
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Duterte: Labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expandedThe Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers "suffer brutal treatment and human degradation"
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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