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Pakistani official: Explosion kills 8 in city of LahoreOfficials say explosives in a building under construction ignited, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading criticA Philippine court has issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for a senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Japan first lady's praise for school removed amid scandalThe Japanese first lady's endorsement of a private school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views has been removed from the school's website amid controversy over the low price paid for the land
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This Nov. 2016 photo released by Nissan Motor Co., shows Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa. Carlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman. Nissan, based in Yokohama, made the announcement in a statement Thursday. The appointment, effective April 1, will be up for shareholders' approval in June. (Nissan Motor Co. via AP)
Ghosn steps aside as Nissan CEO, to focus on larger allianceCarlos Ghosn, who leads Nissan and Renault, has tapped Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, to replace him as chief executive at the Japanese automaker, although Ghosn will stay on as chairman
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain tiesThe Philippines' top diplomat says any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations, although he says Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategic area
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Police officers talk to people at the main gate of the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the half brother of leader Kim Jong Un, saying a Malaysian investigation into the death of one of its nationals is full of "holes and contradictions." (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia says embassy staff should assist if nothing to hideMalaysia's police chief said investigators want to question a North Korean embassy official about the death of the exiled half brother of Pyongyang's leader, saying he should cooperate if he has nothing to hide despite having diplomatic immunity
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Journalists chase a car which came out from North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
The Latest: Restaurant owner says Kim's dishes DNA testedThe owner of a Korean restaurant in Malaysia says the North Korean leader's brother who died at Kuala Lumpur's airport was a frequent customer, and he sent his dishes to the South Korean Embassy for DNA testing to confirm his identify
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Afghanistan may seek sanctions on suspected terror networksA government official says Afghanistan is ready to seek United Nations sanctions against suspected terrorist networks and their supporters, a veiled reference to neighbor Pakistan
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Australia's highest-paid public servant quits $4.3M jobAustralia's highest-paid public servant has announced his resignation two weeks after a revelation that he made 5.6 million Australian ($4.3 million) last year sparked a public furor
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Asian shares slipped Thursday after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a U.S. rate hike could come sooner than expected. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks steady as Fed minutes fail to sway investorsGlobal stocks were trading in narrow ranges Thursday after the minutes to the last policymaking meeting of the Federal Reserve failed to provide much of a steer as to the timing of the central bank's next interest rate increase
The Associated Press8 hours ago
3 Indian soldiers, Kashmir woman killed during rebel attackPolice say three Indian soldiers and a woman were killed when rebels ambushed soldiers in the disputed region of Kashmir
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Cambodian court jails activist over melee at premier's houseA Cambodian court has sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of committing violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence three years ago
The Associated Press9 hours ago
After protest, China says will address army veterans' issuesChina's defense ministry says economic growth and better social welfare will resolve the problems of veterans, following reports of protests by disgruntled former soldiers who say they've been denied their promised retirement benefits
The Associated Press11 hours ago
North Korean state media say China dancing to US tuneNorth Korean state media have issued a tough critique of China, suggesting that Beijing's criticism of the North's recent missile test and suspension of coal imports are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state "dancing to the tune of the U.S."
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Activists seek corporate help for Myanmar's RohingyasActivists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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