TOKYO (AP) — Getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program has long been the holy grail of multilateral diplomacy with Pyongyan... Full Story
Mixed marks for US intel chief's North Korea nuke comments
TOKYO (AP) — Getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program has long been the holy grail of multilateral diplomacy with Pyongyang. So, now that the U.S. intelligence director has publicly stated that he thinks it's probably a "lost cause," how are North Korea's neighbors responding?
Philippine, Japanese leaders sign military, economic deals
TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in promoting regional peace and stability and endorsed Japan's provision of patrol boats and military training aircraft to bolster Philippine maritime security, without discussing their alliances with the U.S., whos relationship with Manila has quickly become strained.
Pakistan arrests National Geographic's famed 'Afghan girl'
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani investigator says the police have arrested National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' for having a fake Pakistani identity card.
Global leaders' personal chefs sample Indian market fare
NEW DELHI (AP) — An elite club of chefs is taking a break from feeding the world's most powerful leaders to visit the Indian capital and sample its spicy, aromatic cuisine.
AP EXPLAINS: What we know about S. Korean political scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Park Geun-hye's acknowledgment this week that she got help, including the editing of some of her speeches, from a mysterious woman outside of government has caused an uproar in South Korea.
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population on one of the country's most lawless areas.
Hopes diminish for 11 men buried in Indonesian mine
JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials say hopes are diminishing of finding alive any of the 11 men buried by a landslide at an illegal gold mine on the island of Sumatra.
Police: 2 children lucky to survive accident at Aussie park
SYDNEY (AP) — Two children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed their mothers and two other people on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's city of Quetta was completely shut down Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before while families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack — one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent yars.
Hobbit-fueled tourism New Zealand's top foreign-cash source
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it's the hobbits that are really making hay.
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