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Prosecutor: Woman stole gold to pay mom's medical expensesA woman charged with stealing $40,000 worth of gold from her employer to pay for her sick mother's medical expenses has avoided jail
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N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupeNorth Korea has canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by an art troupe she also leads during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
China police take away lawyer who wrote letter urging reformThe wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer says her husband was taken into police custody while taking their son to school
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Stocks rise despite looming US government closureModest gains for world shares as US government closure looms, dollar retreats
The Associated Press2 hours ago
China calls deadly tanker collision 'unprecedented'A Chinese official says the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Indian policemen rescue villagers civilians following shelling from the Pakistan side of the border, in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19, 2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in KashmirTensions between India and Pakistan have soared along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Jan. 11, 2018, photo, Activist Ekachai Hongkangwan show his watches during a demonstration highlighting the corruption allegations against Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan in front of Government House.  Prawit has so far been spotted wearing a total of 25 opulent time-pieces, none of which appears on his last declaration of assets. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Uproar over watches threatens Thailand's ruling generalsEntering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches
The Associated Press4 hours ago
More Rohingya flee to Bangladesh despite repatriation dealA Bangladesh official says Rohingya refugees are continuing to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, even after the two countries said they will begin repatriating members of the minority ethnic group next week
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Vietnam postpones China concert that falls on takeover dateVietnamese officials say a Friday night concert to mark the anniversary of Chinese and Vietnamese diplomatic relations has been postponed because of an unexpected electrical issue
The Associated Press7 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: Two Asian volcanoes spew ash, Rohingya study holy book in refugee camp, Indian daredevils perform
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Australian prostitute convicted for infecting man with HIVAn Australian jury has convicted a transgender prostitute of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting a client with HIV.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announce their pregnancy with their first child to media at press conference in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Ardern announced that she is expecting her first child in June. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)
New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in JuneNew Zealand's prime minister says she is expecting her first child in June; Jacinda Ardern says she'll take six weeks of leave after the birth and her partner will be a stay-at-home dad
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Welcome set for damaged Navy ship as it arrives for repairsMississippi residents are being encouraged to come out and wave flags as a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer arrives for repairs Friday
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Malaysia Airlines flight shakes violently, lands safelyA Malaysia Airlines plane landed safely in an Australian Outback city after the plane shook violently in midflight and passengers braced themselves for a hard landing
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - This combination of Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, file photos, shows Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong escorted by police as they leave a court hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s high-profile trial of two women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader resumes Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 after a seven-week recess but defense lawyers said efforts to unfurl the truth have been stymied by missing links. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murderMalaysia's trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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