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Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov'tFacebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in a court room before a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The last surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal. (Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
Experts weigh the record of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunalExperts consider the costs and benefits of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal, which has tried and convicted a total of three defendants over nine years at a cost of more than $300 million
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Abe visits Darwin shrine to Japanese war deadJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited a shrine in Darwin, Australia, commemorating the deaths of 80 Japanese submariners in waters near the city in World War II
The Associated Press5 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he arrives at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China, US trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summitChina's leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence trade barbs in speeches to a summit of world leaders, outlining competing visions for global leadership.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the APEC CEO Summit at the Pacific Explorer cruise ship docked in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
The Latest: Pence meets Taiwan's delegation at APEC summitU.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met with the head of Taiwan's delegation to an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A look at Americans who have been detained in North KoreaA look at Americans who have been detained in North Korea
The Associated Press9 hours ago
North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economistsSign of stability? Evidence of a great sell-off? Amid harsh sanctions and massive trade imbalance, North Korea's stable exchange rates confound economists
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Key facts about APEC host Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea hosts leaders from Pacific Rim countries, including the United States, Russia and China, this weekend in a coming-out party for the jungle-clad nation
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The Latest: US official: American on plane from North KoreaA U.S. official says an American citizen detained last month by North Korea has been deported and is on a flight back to the United States
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2014, file photo, a North Korean soldier, center top, looks at the southern side as three South Korean soldiers guard at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. North Korea said Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, that it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegally entering the country recently, as the country's state media said leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon in an apparent bid to employ pressure on Washington and Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weaponNorth Korea to deport American detained as it boasts of new weapon
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Roadside bomb in Pakistan's Karachi city kills 2, wounds 5Pakistani police say a roadside bomb in the southern port city of Karachi has killed at least two people and wounded five others
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa walks with other lawmakers inside parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Pandemonium reigned in Sri Lanka's Parliament as lawmakers supporting Rajapaksa violently demonstrated in the house to prevent the proceedings from taking place on Friday, a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators. They threw books and chairs at police who escorted Speaker Karu Jayasuriya into the chamber and did not allow him to sit in the speaker's chair. Jayasuriya, using a microphone, adjourned the house until Monday. (AP Photo/Lahiru Harshana)
Sri Lanka president rejects no-confidence on disputed PMA spokesman says Sri Lanka's president has refused to accept the no-confidence motion passed by parliament against the disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble in facing pastA journalist close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that Korean women who were sent to Japanese wartime military brothels were not sex slaves, and accused a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Philippines' Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials sayPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea just days after coming under criticism for skipping some regional meetings in Singapore
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Rohingya Muslim refugees collected water from a hand pump inside Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, in Bangladesh, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Normal life returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh on Friday a day after government officials postponed plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar when no one volunteered to go. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Rohingya refugee camp quiet after Bangladesh delays returnNormal life has returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh a day after government officials abandoned plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar after finding no one wanted to go
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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