• Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."..

  • Saudi king begins multi-nation tour of Asia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman has arrived in Malaysia to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia...

  • Taliban leader encourages people to plant trees

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Springtime in Afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the Taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. But the Taliban's leader has just issued a statement calling on Afghans to plant more trees...

  • Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter Sunday to President Donald Trump, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America and saying it shows "the contemporary U.S. belongs to all nations."..

  • Egypt puts off higher entry visa charges until July 1

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's plans to more than double charges for entry visas paid by foreign visitors arriving in the country have been put off until July 1, according to the Tourism Ministry...

  • 16 killed, 50 injured as truck overturns in northeast India

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police say at least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a truck taking them to a Sunday church service overturned after hitting a concrete barricade on a highway in India's remote northeast...

  • Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said...

  • Regulator: China needs to rein in risky stock behavior

    BEIJING (AP) — China needs to do more to stop risky behavior in its stock market, a regulator said Sunday, following a 2015 collapse in share prices and complaints investors are engaged in a dangerous new round of speculative buying...

  • Philippine offensive continues amid threat to behead German

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says troops are pressing efforts to eradicate Abu Sayyaf militants, who have threatened to behead a German hostage by a ransom deadline that has lapsed...


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