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Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woesA top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial he's suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition was checked
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by anti-sex tourism lawA convicted child molester has been prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles out of Southeast Asian sex tourist markets
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
In this Oct. 24,2017 photo,  the logo of Toshiba Corp., is seen at the venue for the company's stockholders' meeting in Chiba near Tokyo. Toshiba and Western Digital have resolved a dispute that was preventing the embattled Japanese electronics giant from selling its flash memory unit to raise cash to stay afloat.  The companies said Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017,  that the deal allows Western Digital to participate in future investments in their joint venture. That clears the way for a consortium led by Bain Capital to buy Toshiba Memory Corp. (Ren Onuma/Kyodo News via AP)
Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of chip unitToshiba, Western Digital deal clears way for life-saving sale of chip unit
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Oct. 11, 2017 photo, Kim Jungah, 41, who fled to South Korea in 2009, speaks during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. Thousands of North Korea women over the past decades have been trafficked across their country's border and sold as brides to Chinese men. According to interviews with The Associated Press, some of the women say they were lured by brokers who promised them jobs but then sold them to Chinese men. Some of the North Koreans get along with their new families and are satisfied with their new life in China. Others are abused by their husbands or ignored or mocked by their new relatives and neighbors. After living in a village in China's northeastern Liaoning province for 2 1/2 years, Kim Jungah could no longer bear the possibility of her daughter seeing her dragged away by Chinese authorities. So in 2009 she left, thinking that later she could persuade her husband to come to South Korea with her daughter if she made enough money. She eventually made such an offer, but her husband rejected it.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in ChinaAP Exclusive: Thousands of North Korea women over the past decades have been trafficked across their country's border and sold as brides to Chinese men.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2004 file photo, former U.S. Army deserter to North Korea, Charles Jenkins, left, escorted by his wife Hitomi Soga, right, and their daughter Mika, center, arrives at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport. Jenkins, who married Soga, a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release in the 2000s, has died. He was 77.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee diesCharles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died at age 77
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors stepped back after several days of advances, erasing early gains. Markets are awaiting the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday and the outcome of a major Chinese planning conference.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decisionWorld stocks turn higher as investors look ahead to expected Fed rate increase
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A motorcycle is parked in front of a building where 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, used to live in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of Ullah, who is accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attackBangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctionsThailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014
The Associated Press17 hours ago
EU suspends aid to Cambodian election commissionThe European Union says it has suspended assistance to Cambodia's election commission following last month's dissolution of the country's main opposition party
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this Monday, Dec.11, 2017 photo, an Indian fish seller cleans his drum at the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India. Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of the largest rivers that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
India says Chinese construction on river dirtying waterOfficials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of Asia's largest river that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption
The Associated Press18 hours ago
UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appealA British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women has appeared in a Hong Kong court to appeal his conviction
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Image of Asia: Preparing a sail for yacht raceImage of Asia: Preparing a sail for yacht race
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Pakistani army: Militants attack patrol, killing 2 soldiersPakistani army: Militants target army vehicle on patrol in northwestern region, killing 2 soldiers
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Afghan official says Taliban attacks have killed 3 soldiersAfghan official: Taliban target military checkpoints in eastern Ghazni province, killing 2 Afghan soldiers
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Police block off a sidewalk while responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rulesSubway pipe bomb explosion, arrest of Bangladeshi immigrant lead to discussion of US immigration rules; Trump says 'inadequately vetted people' entering
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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