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U.S. Navy officers operate on the flight deck control tower as U.S. military aircraft sit on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrolsU.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reportedA large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism
The Associated Press1 day ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, their sons Hadrien and Xavier and daughter Ella-Grace, front centre, wave as they step out of the aircraft upon their arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau begins weeklong India visitCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in India for a weeklong visit aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries
The Associated Press1 day ago
India, Iran to step up cooperation on AfghanistanIndia and Iran have agreed to step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan in an effort to restore peace and stability to the war-wracked country
The Associated Press1 day ago
A police officer stands guard while another taking information visitors at a checkpoint of a prison, where the trial of a serial killer is being held, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathPublic prosecutor in Pakistan says court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Maldives police break up opposition protests; many injuredDozens of pro-opposition supporters have been injured and many were arrested after police in the Maldives broke up countrywide protests demanding the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of his political opponents from prison
The Associated Press1 day ago
A ball of fire from explosives rises during the ongoing Cobra Gold U.S.-Thai joint military exercise on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, eastern Thailand, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Approximately 11,000 military personnel from the  U.S., Thailand, and South Korea are taking part in the annual drill. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
South Korea joins US, Thailand in military landing drillTroops from South Korea have joined their Thai and U.S counterparts in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia's largest multinational military exercise
The Associated Press1 day ago
This is a screen grab take from CCTV China on Friday Feb. 16, 2018  showing dance sequence in an Africa skit shown on state television showing an Asian woman blacked up. The  Chinese comedy sketch broadcast on state media showing an Asian woman with her face blacked up has drawn accusations of racism. The skit was shown on state broadcaster CCTV on Thursday night and depicted the opening of a Chinese-built high-speed rail in Kenya. (CCTV via AP)
Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticismA comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive
The Associated Press1 day ago
Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (AP Photo)
Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriationA Bangladesh Cabinet minister says he has given a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Judge approves Takata bankruptcy planA Delaware judge has approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thai junta charges 50 anti-government activistsThailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and restore civilian rule through elections
The Associated Press2 days ago
Pakistan to send troops to Saudi Arabia on training missionPakistan's military says it is sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia on a training mission but that they will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom
The Associated Press2 days ago
A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing the Nikkei 225 index, center top, in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Shares were higher in Japan and Australia, with all other Asian markets closed Friday for the lunar new year holiday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
World markets advance but trading subdued by holidaysShares gain in Europe, trading mixed in Asia with most markets closed for lunar new year holidays
The Associated Press2 days ago
Iran president slams US recognition of Jerusalem as capitalIran's president has strongly criticized the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian cause
The Associated Press2 days ago
7 workers die in India while cleaning drainage pitPolice say seven workers have died of suffocation while cleaning an underground drainage pit in a poultry farm in southern India
The Associated Press2 days ago
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