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NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of ... Full Story

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  • NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
    NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful — and potentially game-changing — submarine-launched ballistic missile test it hopes will serve as a warning to Washington and Seoul to stop holdig joint military exercises Pyongyang sees as a dress rehearsal for invasion.

  • India: French submarine data leak no security threat

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Wednesday that the leak of documents from a leading French builder of Scorpene submarines designed for India's navy was investigated and did not pose any security compromise because sensitive information was blacked out.  

  • Indian textile maker Welspun under scrutiny over sheets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. retailers including J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart are scrutinizing whether sheets Welspun India Ltd. had said were high-end Egyptian cotton were actually cheaper knock-offs, questions that have sent the textile company's shares plunging more than 40 percent.

  • Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead
    Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said.

  • Image of Asia: Speaking to Taiwan's troops at military drill
    Image of Asia: Speaking to Taiwan's troops at military drill

    In this photo by Chiang Ying-ying, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech at a military exercise in southern Taiwan. She and other observers wore flak jackets and helmets as Taiwanese forces carried out a live-fire demonstration that simulated an attempt by Chinese forces to land on the sland.

  • Philippine leader orders extremists crushed after beheading

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists have beheaded a kidnapped Filipino villager after a ransom deadline lapsed in their first such brutal act under President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered troops to destroy the militants.

  • Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar
    Soldiers, residents begin cleanup after quake in Myanmar

    BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist temples began cleaning up debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 pagodas.

  • Seoul: Surviving sexual slavery victims will receive $90,000
    Seoul: Surviving sexual slavery victims will receive $90,000

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surviving South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II will be eligible to receive around 100 million won (about $90,000) each from a foundation that will be funded by the Japanese government.

  • Sea Shepherd Australia says will continue South Ocean action
    Sea Shepherd Australia says will continue South Ocean action

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Sea Shepherd Australia said Thursday that a legal settlement involving the conservation group's U.S. founder will not affect its anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean.

  • Australia police: No extremist motive found in hostel attack
    Australia police: No extremist motive found in hostel attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police were investigating whether a French man accused of fatally stabbing a British woman while shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" had a romantic obsession with her, an official said Thursday.

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