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Bangladesh official: Rohingya repatriation ready to beginBangladesh authorities say they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Myanmar since last year, but refugees say they will refuse to go because of fears for their safety
The Associated Press3 hours ago
North Korean delegation visits South to attend history forumA five-member North Korean delegation is visiting South Korea to attend an academic forum on Japan's wartime actions
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Woman wears wedding gown alone after fiance dies on Lion AirAn Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcryStudents and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend
The Associated Press5 hours ago
People look at their cell-phone in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.  Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global shares dip after Wall Street falls over oil concernsGlobal shares are mostly lower after the steepest drop in in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while addressing ASEAN leaders at the ASEAN-Russia Summit Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delaysSoutheast Asian nations push back agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal to 2019
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Wife of former Malaysian leader faces new graft chargesMalaysia's anti-graft agency says the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak will face new corruption charges, along with two former government officials and a businessman
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Thai kickboxer Chaichana Saengngern, 10 years old, trains at boxing camp in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The recent death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a Muay Thai or Thai kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Child kickboxing debated in Thailand after 13-year-old diesThe death of a 13-year-old boy knocked out in a kickboxing match has sparked debate in Thailand over banning child boxing
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Fiji's leader of 12 years headed for convincing election winThe man who first seized power in a military coup then refashioned himself as a legitimate leader appears set to rule Fiji for another four years
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, fifth from left, and ASEAN leaders leave the stage following a brief group photo at the start of the ASEAN Plus China Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. From left, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of Vietnam, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
The Latest: Southeast Asian-centered trade pact delayedSingapore's leader says Southeast Asian nations pushing back agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal to 2019
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Singapore's leader says Southeast Asian nations pushing back agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal to 2019.Singapore's leader says Southeast Asian nations pushing back agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal to 2019.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A Sri Lankan man walks past a banner carrying portraits of newly appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, his brother Gotabhaya and president Maithripla Sirisena, second left, outside the supreme courts complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Sri Lanka is in the midst of a political crisis set off by the president's decisions to remove the South Asian island nation's prime minister, dissolve Parliament and call snap elections. The banner reads" We welcome the leader who brought life to people" in Sinhalese. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PMSri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Taliban kill 12 Afghan security forces in separate attacksAfghan officials say the Taliban have killed 12 members of the Afghan security forces, including nine soldiers who died in a battle in the Maidan Wardak province just outside the capital, Kabul
The Associated Press10 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool)
Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse'U.S. Vice President Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya Muslims was 'without excuse,' but Suu Kyi rebuffs criticism
The Associated Press7 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Pence tells Myanmar's Suu Kyi the arrests and convictions of two journalists are "deeply troubling."U.S. Vice President Pence tells Myanmar's Suu Kyi the arrests and convictions of two journalists are "deeply troubling."
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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