The Latest: Seoul: New ICBM has range to reach Washington
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The Latest: Seoul: New ICBM has range to reach Washington

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the global response to North Korea’s latest missile launch (all times local): 10:30 a.m. South Korea’s military says North Korea’s new intercontinental ballistic missile is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometers (8,100 miles) away when fired at an operational angle, which would put … Continue reading

Pakistan law minister resigns, Islamists celebrate victory
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Pakistan law minister resigns, Islamists celebrate victory

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Islamists celebrated their victory over the government and called off their sit-in on Monday after the country’s law minister resigned, caving in to the fundamentalist protesters who have been demanding his ouster in a three-week-long rally. After Zahid Hamid’s resignation, the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party, which was behind the sit-in … Continue reading

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms
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The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. declaration of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (all times local): 2 p.m. The United States has issued new sanctions on four Chinese trading companies and a Chinese national said to have conducted hundreds of millions of dollars in business with North Korea. The Treasury … Continue reading

His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies
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His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a trio of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who is overseeing a bloody drug war. Trump, in Manila, attended the opening ceremonies of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations conference, … Continue reading

Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea
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Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan’s defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level, requiring “different responses” to the threat. The minister, Itsunori Odonera, said that this rising threat compels his country to endorse the U.S. view that “all options” must be considered, … Continue reading

Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities
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Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities

HONG KONG (AP) — When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped for. Instead of inspiring an outpouring of nationalism and self-sacrifice for the state, it was roundly mocked for trying to lure a younger audience by … Continue reading

Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony
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Thais mark 1 year since king’s death with prayers, ceremony

BANGKOK (AP) — Thais marked one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej with solemn ceremonies and acts of personal devotion Friday before an elaborate five-day funeral later this month. Official commemorations of Bhumibol were organized at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, where he died, and at Government House and the ornate royal palace. But many … Continue reading

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar
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Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar’s embassy to protest the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. At least 412,000 ethnic Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar in the past month and are living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh. Many say their homes were burned by Myanmar’s military … Continue reading

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead
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Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said Thursday. Bangladesh border guard commander Lt. Col. S.M. Ariful Islam said at least three boats carrying an unknown number of Rohingya Muslims sank in the Naf … Continue reading

Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya
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Myanmar Buddhists seek tougher action against Rohingya

  BANGKOK (AP) — Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, rallied in Myanmar’s largest city on Wednesday to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week. The attacks in Rakhine state in western Myanmar have spiraled into chaotic violence, with more than 100 dead and villages torched. … Continue reading