Refugees more than once, Rohingya fear return to Myanmar
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) -- Mohammad Younus is a refugee for the second time....

Mattis thanks Vietnam for supporting sanctions on N. Korea
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Vietnam on Wednesday for supporting U.N. sanctions against North Korea and expressed hope that Washington and Hanoi can build closer defense ties despite being former enemies....

Myanmar building, but no sign Rohingya are returning
TAUNGPYO, Myanmar (AP) -- Workers on the Myanmar side of the border with Bangladesh laid bricks, dug ditches and drilled holes in building frames in preparation Wednesday for the possible repatriation of some of the Rohingya Muslims who have poured into Bangladesh in what's become the world's worst refugee crisis....

Philippine troops capture suspected Spanish militant backer
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine troops have captured a Spanish man they said was carrying grenades and bomb parts and is believed to be a supporter of Islamic State group-linked Abu Sayyaf militants on southern Basilan island, where he acknowledged visiting "the jungle."...

Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisher
BEIJING (AP) -- Sweden said it expects China to release a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train by Chinese police four days ago while in the company of his country's diplomats....

Forever scarred, survivors of IS Kabul attacks struggle on
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- For Sayed Mushtaq Hossaini, much of the day last month when an Islamic State suicide bomber struck a seminar at a Shiite cultural center in the Afghan capital of Kabul remains a blur....

Insurgents attack children's group in eastern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say gunmen have attacked a non-governmental children's organization in eastern Nangarhar province....

Activists rip Kim Jong Un's photo in Olympic protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Anti-Pyongyang activists on Wednesday ripped photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the latest protests in Seoul against South Korea's outreach to North Korea over next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics....

US drone kills 2 militants from Haqqani network in Pakistan
PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani officials and police say two missiles fired from a U.S. drone have struck a home near the Afghan border, killing two militants from the Haqqani network....

Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executive
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A court in Vietnam has started the trial of a former executive accused of embezzling from the state oil giant and who Germany says was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year....