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Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack....

Afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in eastern
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A motorcycle bomb went off at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three people, while a Taliban ambush targeting a military convoy in the country's northeast killed four civilians, officials said....

Pakistan to send paramilitaries to fight Punjab militants
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan said Wednesday it will send paramilitary forces to crack down on Islamic militants in the Punjab province, a move that the ruling party of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had long rejected because of opposition among its Islamist supporters....

US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo
BEIJING (AP) -- Bao Bao, an American-born panda cub, has arrived in China after leaving the National Zoo in Washington....

Netanyahu is first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Australia on Wednesday for being "courageously willing to puncture U.N. hypocrisy" on anti-Israel resolutions....

The Latest: Facebook photo shows suspect in similar shirt
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):...

Western China authorities offer big rewards for terror tips
BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities in China's far western Xinjiang region are offering rewards of up to $730,000 for terror-related tips as they ramp up security measures in the restive area....

Khmer Rouge tribunal drops case vs lower-ranking suspect
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal announced Wednesday that it has dropped crimes against humanity charges against a former lower-ranking Khmer Rouge official, saying she was not high enough in the regime's leadership hierarchy....

China's thriving SUV-only automaker looks to global growth
BAODING, China (AP) -- Wei Jianjun is the chief matchmaker in China's love affair with the SUV....

Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourism
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism....