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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in missing scholar case
CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors told a judge Friday they will seek the death penalty for a 28-year-old man charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China, also broaching new allegations that he choked and sexually assaulted someone five years ago....

US prosecutors to seek the death penalty for man charged with killing University of Illinois scholar from China.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- US prosecutors to seek the death penalty for man charged with killing University of Illinois scholar from China....

Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureau
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan's intelligence agency accused it of airing programs "against the interest of Pakistan."...

Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day Friday....

N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupe
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe she also leads during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics....

China police take away lawyer who wrote letter urging reform
BEIJING (AP) -- Early Friday morning, Yu Wensheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer, was waiting in his car to take his 13 year-old son to school when more than a dozen police officers came and took him into custody....

Uproar over watches threatens Thailand's ruling generals
BANGKOK (AP) -- Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand's ruling generals may be running out of time and it's not for a lack of watches....

More Rohingya flee to Bangladesh despite repatriation deal
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Rohingya refugees are continuing to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, even after the two countries said they will begin repatriating members of the minority ethnic group next week, a Bangladesh official said Friday....

Vietnam postpones China concert that falls on takeover date
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A concert by a Chinese artistic group on Friday night to mark the anniversary of Chinese and Vietnamese diplomatic relations has been postponed because of an unexpected electrical issue, a Vietnamese official said....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Ash plumes rise from the volcano on Kadovar Island in Papua New Guinea, indicating a major eruption could be imminent....