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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed them Monday during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation agreements between the rivals ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South....

Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday....

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners....

India, Pakistan continue trading fire and blame in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Indian and Pakistani soldiers again targeted each other's posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir after a day's lull, killing at least one civilian and wounding three others, officials said Monday....

Former New Mexico Gov. Richardson meets with Myanmar leader
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has met with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the potential return of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from Myanmar after being attacked by the military and Buddhist mobs....

Rival student groups clash at elite Pakistan university
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Students linked to rival groups clashed for hours on Monday at a prestigious university in Pakistan, with dozens reported wounded, police and a university official said....

Global stocks mixed after US government shutdown
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were mixed on Monday as global investors mostly shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown....

The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on 17 more North Koreans
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):...

'Executed' North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang's top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics....

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced to return, Bangladesh said Monday. There was no immediate confirmation from Myanmar....