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Supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye stage a protest rally in front of her private home on the day that Park is due to appear for a court hearing on her arrest warrant, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)
Park arrives at Seoul court for hearing on arrest requestSouth Korea's disgraced ex-president has arrived at a Seoul court for a hearing on a prosecutors' request to her arrest for corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 image made from video provided by West Sulawesi Police, villagers watch a dead python's carcass after being sliced open in Mamuju, West Sulawesi province, Indonesia. A 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by the python on the island of Sulawesi, villagers and news reports said. Villagers sliced open the python's carcass to reveal the legs and torso of the dead victim. (West Sulawesi Police via AP)
Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports sayVillagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Former South Korean president arrives for court hearing into prosecutors' request for her arrestFormer South Korean president arrives for court hearing into prosecutors' request for her arrest
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mobs attack Africans in India after a local boy went missingMobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb after rumors that a boy had been kidnapped by Nigerians
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pakistan halts extradition of US man accused of terror plotPakistan temporarily bars extradition of US citizen of Pakistani origin accused of planning terror attack in New York
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Duterte to US: Why didn't you send armada vs China islands?The Philippine president says he has asked the U.S. ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop constructing man-made islands that are now at the heart of regional concerns in the disputed South China Sea
The Associated Press13 hours ago
A man walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Asian stocks were listless Wednesday as investors weighed strong U.S. economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Stock markets, pound subdued as UK triggers Brexit requestWorld stock markets are subdued after Britain triggered the start of its exit from the European Union
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, workers load "clean coal" promoted by the government at a factory in Qianan, in northern China's Hebei province. China's government said Wednesday, March 29, 2017, it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. rules on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Beijing is committed to the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rulesChina's government says it will stick to its promises to curb carbon emissions after President Donald Trump eased U.S. rules on fossil fuel use that were meant to control global warming
The Associated Press15 hours ago
France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as Hollande visitsFrance has pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy during a visit by President Francois Hollande
The Associated Press15 hours ago
China confirms detention of Taiwanese pro-democracy activistChina has confirmed it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist being investigated on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society
The Associated Press16 hours ago
South Korean ferry saga a tale of government blundersFrom a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea's government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferry, which killed 304 people in one of the country's worst disasters
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Expeditions to send huge trash bags to help clean Mt EverestMountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Chinese military conducts training drill near Myanmar borderChina has conducted military exercises near its border with Myanmar, where fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic rebels has flared in recent months
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombsNorth Korea has made it exceptionally difficult for outsiders to learn much about the details of its nuclear tests
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Bradley Mitchell inspects the damage to his uncle's boat after it smashed against the bank at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach, Australia, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Cyclone Debbie, which slammed into the coast of Queensland state on Tuesday with winds up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) an hour, weakened quickly as it moved inland and was downgraded to a tropical low by Wednesday morning. (Dan Peled/AAP Image via AP)
Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in AustraliaResidents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast have emerged from their homes to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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