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Former UN chief says Koreas dialogue must be kept aliveFormer UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the dialogue between the two Koreas that began during the Winter Olympics must be kept alive so it can hopefully lead to reconciliation, peace and denuclearization of North Korea
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Police not tracking body camera use per council directiveThe Minneapolis Police Department isn't tracking whether all officers are routinely activating their body cameras, despite a directive to do so after the fatal police shooting of an Australian woman
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Explosion at bank in northern Myanmar kills 2, wounds 21Myanmar authorities says a bomb exploded in a bank in the northern city of Lashio, in a region where there is fighting between the government and ethnic minority guerrillas, killing two people and injuring 21 others
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Pakistan's top court rules against disqualified PM SharifPakistan's top court rules against ex-PM Sharif, declaring any disqualified from office cannot serve as party chief
The Associated Press4 hours ago
People walk in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
World markets mixed as investors eye Fed minutesWorld shares mixed after Wall Street sell-off, focus on Fed notes
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. The Japanese father of the surrogate babies Mitsutoki Shigeta is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin and earns millions of dollars a year in dividends. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Japanese father of 13 surrogate children veiled in mysteryA Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Philippines to court: Declare communist groups as terroristsJustice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. poses for media during a photo call in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Trump Jr. said any talk that his family was profiting from his father's presidency was "nonsense" as he began a visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidencyDonald Trump Jr. says any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he begins a visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 soldiersSri Lanka's military says an explosion on a passenger bus has injured 19 people, including 12 military personnel
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, image made from video, flood waters from a strong storm surround a vehicle in Nelson, New Zealand. Parts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as remnants of Cyclone Gita hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes. (TVNZ via AP)
Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after stormMudslides have blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Pakistan looks to avoid being added to terror financing listPakistan says it has been given three months to prove it is doing enough to stay off an international watch list for countries that fail to curb the financing of terror groups
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, photo, Australian search and rescue coordinator Rick Allen, second from left, trains foreign rescue officials in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority control room in Canberra, Australia. Officials from Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka visited the authority's headquarters this week as part of a regional training program that began in 2015. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Philippines gives Aussie life sentence for child traffickingA Philippine court has sentenced an Australian man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on human trafficking and child pornography charges
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Pakistan says it will follow advice on radioactive materialPakistan says it has agreed to follow the international nuclear agency's guidelines on the import and export of radioactive material
The Associated Press10 hours ago
New Zealand says Pacific trade deal will boost GDP 1 percentNew Zealand estimates a Pacific trade deal would boost its economy by up to 1 percent as exporters would face reduced tariffs on goods like kiwifruit, wine and beef
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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