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Duterte says he can be 50 times more brutal than terrorists
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president has warned that he can be 50 times more brutal than Muslim extremists, saying he'd even eat them if they're captured alive by troops....

NKorea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there....

Blogger found stabbed to death in the Maldives
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Police in the Maldives said Sunday that they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and social media activist....

FBI boss Comey arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey has arrived in New Zealand ahead of a conference, although officials are being cagey about the exact nature of his visit....

Stolen plaque in Thailand a sign of antidemocratic sentiment
BANGKOK (AP) -- It's a whodunit worthy of a Dan Brown novel: a small bronze plaque commemorating Thailand's 1932 revolution is ripped out from a very public place by parties unknown and substituted by one praising the Chakri Dynasty, whose 10th king took the throne in December. A disinclination by the authorities to find those responsible adds another element of mystery....

The Latest: Pence wraps up Aussie visit at famed opera house
SYDNEY (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia and Australia (all times local):...

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad
SYDNEY (AP) -- As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile....

US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers
TOKYO (AP) -- An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea....

Afghan official: Gunmen attacked army base, 100 casualties
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh province, killing or wounding more than 100 army personnel, an Afghan official said Saturday....

Hanoi mayor, villagers secure end of hostage crisis
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The mayor of Vietnam's capital met Saturday with representatives from a village on the outskirts of the city and secured the release of 19 policemen and officials who had been held hostage by villagers over a land dispute, ending the weeklong crisis....