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Thai policeman arrested in killing of French manA policeman in Thailand has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a French man at a shopping plaza in Bangkok
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Malaysia's Proton launches first SUV with China's GeelyMalaysian national car maker Proton has launched its first sports utility vehicle in a bid to turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. bought a key stake in the company
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Myanmar rally urges release of 'Person of Year' journalistsSeveral dozen journalists and activists have held a rally in Myanmar to mark the anniversary of the arrest of two reporters for the Reuters news agency who are among a group of journalists being honored by Time magazine as its "Person of the Year"
The Associated Press4 hours ago
US military identifies 5 dead in warplanes crash off JapanThe U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Currency traders talk near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
US-China trade hopes help shore up global stock marketsGlobal shares are rising amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister wins confidence voteSri Lanka's former prime minister whose October sacking by the president precipitated a political crisis has won a confidence vote in Parliament
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in southThe Philippine Congress has approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State group-linked militants and communist insurgents
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Former Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, arrives at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Najib and Former 1Malaysia Development Berhad CEO, Arul Kanda Kandasamy, face fresh charges for tempering 1MDB audit report. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandalFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Hundreds in New Zealand hold vigil for slain British touristMore than 1,000 people across New Zealand have joined candlelight vigils to commemorate British tourist Grace Millane, who police say was murdered earlier this month
The Associated Press10 hours ago
South, wearing yellow head bands, and North Korean army soldiers inspect the dismantled North Korean guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the central section of the inter-Korean border in Cheorwon, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. South Korea and North Korea have removed some of their guard posts along the border as part of their military agreement last September. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
Korean border troops verify removal of each other's postsDozens of South Korean soldiers are visiting the site of front-line North Korean guard posts that were removed recently as part of measures to reduce tensions
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Policemen patrol outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has confirmed the detention and says Canada is very concerned. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China says no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomatChina's Foreign Ministry says it has no information about the detention of a former Canadian diplomat
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Congress party President Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference as results are counted in five states that recently went to the polls, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The Congress party won in the states of Chhatisgarh and Rajasthan, while it was in a close fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh state. (AP Photo)
Indian Prime Minister Modi's party loses key state electionsIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party has suffered an embarrassing defeat in three state elections in its Hindu stronghold just months before national elections
The Associated Press12 hours ago
China's Foreign Ministry says it has no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomatChina's Foreign Ministry says it has no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomat
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A man is silhouetted as he walks by a Huawei retail store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a Canadian court decided whether to release a technology executive on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomatA Canadian court has granted bail to a top Chinese executive arrested at U.S. request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor between the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington. The Trump administration has placed Pakistan on its list of worst offenders for nations that infringe on religious freedom. Pompeo says he added Pakistan to its list of “countries of particular concern” regarding protection for people to worship according to their beliefs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Pakistan rejects US rebuke on religious freedomsPakistan on Wednesday condemned a U.S. decision to add it to a list of nations that infringe on religious freedom, calling the move "unilateral and politically motivated."
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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