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Japan seeks to keep pressure on NKorea over abductions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The government minister responsible for the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea during the 1970s and 80s says he believes growing international pressure will eventually lead to a return of the abductees or their remains....

Philippines President Duterte phones Trump
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte telephoned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump late Friday and had a brief but "very engaging, animated conversation" in which both leaders invited each other to visit his country....

Las Vegas welcomes 1st direct commercial flight from Beijing
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance are marking the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight from mainland China to Las Vegas....

China to US: Avoid politics in purchase of Germany's Aixtron
BEIJING (AP) -- China appealed to Washington and Berlin to avoid injecting politics into the proposed takeover of a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment following a report President Obama plans to oppose it as a security risk....

Kofi Annan begins visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state
BANGKOK (AP) -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday began a fact-finding visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state, where the army has been accused of large-scale violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority, resulting in destruction of villages, civilian casualties and an exodus of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh....

Hong Kong government targets more lawmakers over oaths
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong authorities on Friday stepped up their campaign against opposition lawmakers who used their swearing-in ceremony to stage apparent protests against Beijing....

Cambodia PM stirs political pot with pardon for opponent
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's king on Friday pardoned the deputy leader of the country's opposition party, acting at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen in a complicated maneuver that could have a major political impact ahead of nationwide local elections next June....

Indonesian police: Treason suspects planned to incite chaos
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police arrested 10 people including prominent citizens for suspected treason and other crimes and said they were planning to use a mass protest in the capital on Friday to cause chaos and overthrow the government....

Afghan official says Taliban militants kill 23 civilians
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban militants have killed 23 civilians in Kandahar Province in the last 48 hours, an Afghan police official said....

China rescues 2 Filipino fishermen at disputed shoal
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Chinese coast guard ships have rescued two Filipino fishermen in bad weather at a disputed shoal and handed them back Friday to the Philippines in a show of how President Rodrigo Duterte has turned once-frosty relations with Beijing....