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Korean Air heiress questioned over Filipino housekeepersA Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials over suspicions of unlawfully hiring housekeepers from the Philippines
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sectSunni extremists demolish mosque belonging to Pakistan's minority Ahmadi sect in eastern city of Sialkot
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, "The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge" on the meeting. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summitNorth Korea renews threat to pull out of a summit next month with President Donald Trump, saying it's just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nationsIndonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek says it will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, vying with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Swiss national Xavier Justo arrive at Anti Corruption Agency in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Justo, a whistleblower in the 1MDB case who met with new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad earlier this week, also turned up at the anti-graft agency Thursday just before Najib arrived. He didn't speak to reporters. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysia's ex-leader questioned again in corruption scandalFormer Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the anti-corruption agency's office for a second round of questioning this week over a massive graft scandal at a state investment fund he set up
The Associated Press1 hour ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang walk past the People's Liberation Army honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, May 24, 2018. The German Chancellor is on a state visit to China from May 24-25. (Wu Hong/Pool Photo via AP)
Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, techGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Protesters march towards the Presidential Palace to mark the anniversary of the siege by Islamic State group-aligned militants of Marawi city in southern Philippines, a year ago, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The May 23 siege that troops crushed in October killed more than 1,100 mostly militants, left the mosque-studded city's heartland in rubbles, gave President Rodrigo Duterte's his most serious crisis and reinforced Asian fears that the Islamic State group has gained a foothold in the region. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Scars, unexploded bombs have lingered since Philippine siegeThreats from Islamic extremists and unexploded bombs linger in the rubble of a southern Philippine city where militants began a disastrous five-month siege one year ago
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this April 3, 2018 file photo, mountain climber Lhakpa Sherpa prepares to start her shift as a dishwasher at the Whole Foods Market in West Hartford, Conn. Lhakpa Sherpa scaled Mount Everest for the ninth time, shattering her own record for the most climbs by a woman. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other womenThe most successful female Everest climber says after finishing her ninth ascent of the world's highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Canada blocks Aecon takeover by Chinese state owned firmThe Canadian government has blocked the proposed takeover of the Aecon Group Inc. construction company by a Chinese state-owned enterprise, citing reasons of national security
The Associated Press7 hours ago
UN exempts North Koreans meeting with Trump from sanctionsA U.N. committee has granted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's entire delegation an exemption from U.N. sanctions when it travels to Singapore to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, licensed eel fishermen Jessica Card, left, and Julie Keene shine flashlights into the water on the banks of the Penobscot River after setting a net in Brewer, Maine. The Maine Department of Marine Resources said it is shutting down the fishery on Thursday, May 24, 2018, two weeks ahead of schedule, due to concerns about illegal sales. The elver fishery is tightly regulated to deter poaching because of the high value of the baby fish. They are selling for nearly $2,400 per pound at the docks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Lucrative baby eel fishery shut down over illegal salesMaine authorities say they are shutting down the state's highly lucrative baby eel fishery early this year due to concerns about illegal sales
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, security workers guard at construction site of the U.S. Consulate compound in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. The State Department said an email notice Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell ill. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressureThe State Department says a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Foxconn says no changes planned for Wisconsin projectTaiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group says it remains committed to its $10 billion Wisconsin manufacturing facility, rejecting a report out of Asia that it's considering reducing initial costs by making display screens for smaller electronics
The Associated Press12 hours ago
People carry the coffin of Sabika Sheikh, Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas, after offering funeral prayer in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Her body has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she is being buried. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometownThousands in Karachi attend funeral for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in Texas high school shooting
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Philippines orders Australian nun to leave, rejects appealThe Philippine immigration bureau has turned down an Australian nun's appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies and ordered her to leave the country
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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