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US commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend SKoreaU.S. naval commanders have reiterated Washington's "ironclad" commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, people gather to listen to a campaign speech given by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, leader of Party of Hope, during a campaign rally for the Oct. 22 lower house election. Koike, her hand forced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision, hastily launched the new party to contest the election. Her Party of Hope briefly stole the limelight from Abe, attracting a slew of defectors from the Democrats. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win the general election, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Polls indicate Japanese PM Abe headed for easy victoryJapan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Afghans inspect inside a damaged mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, a day after a suicide attack. Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, the Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
IS claims responsibility for Afghan mosque attackIslamic State group claims responsibility for suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Afghan capital that killed at least 39
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Afghan men collect remains of belongings inside a damaged mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, a day after a suicide attack. Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, the Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in AfghanistanPakistan strongly condemns two suicide attacks at mosques in Afghanistan that killed at least 72 people
The Associated Press3 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: China's Xi opened the 19th Communist Party congress; Philippine soldiers patrol in Marawi
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Landslide in northern Malaysia kills 3; 11 more trappedA landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia has killed three foreign workers, with rescuers searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new eraA new form of red-blooded Chinese nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to strengthen the party's role in Chinese life
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Pakistan official: Bodies of 4 recovered from caved-in minePakistani official says rescue workers have recovered the bodies of four mine workers who were buried under a landslide in the country's southwest
The Associated Press3 hours ago
China supports Myanmar 'safeguarding peace and stability'A ruling Chinese Communist Party officials says China supports Myanmar in "safeguarding peace and stability" and will not join other nations in condemning it for what many consider a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?Back in black: Thai capital returns to mourning colors as cremation of beloved king approaches, but what of the long term?
The Associated Press5 hours ago
King's legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbyeAs Thailand prepares to cremate its king of 70 years, an era comes to an end amid tears, nostalgia and anxiety
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this Oct. 19, 2017, photo, Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at local brokerage Christfund Securities, wearing his red trading jacket, poses for a photo at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to closeEnd of an era for Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders as exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chinese power over North Korea? It's more myth than realityOutsiders have long tried to get China to use its presumed influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear dreams, but the notion of Chinese power of Pyongyang is more myth than reality
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63Suicide bombers strike Shiite mosque in Kabul, Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people
The Associated Press14 hours ago
The Latest: US condemns twin suicide attacks in AfghanistanThe Latest: The United States is strongly condemning attacks by twin suicide bombers on two mosques in Afghanistan that killed at least 63 people
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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