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N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons....

Global stocks advance but trading slows ahead of US holiday
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit new highs and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index closed above the 30,000 level for the first time in over 10 years. Trading was slowing, however, ahead of the two-day U.S. break for the Thanksgiving holiday....

S.Korea foreign minister in Beijing in effort to repair ties
BEIJING (AP) -- The foreign ministers of South Korea and China on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to repair strained relations ahead of a visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Beijing next month and amid ongoing concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons program....

The Latest: N.Korea defector enjoys US films, S.Korean songs
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korean tensions (all times local):...

Pakistan former PM appears again in anti-graft court
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared again in an anti-graft court seeking an exemption from attending his corruption trial so that he can visit his wife as she undergoes cancer treatment in London....

US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive
TOKYO (AP) -- Eight people aboard a Navy plane that crashed Wednesday in the Pacific were recovered in good condition and a search continues for three other missing personnel, the Navy said....

The Latest: Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition
TOKYO (AP) -- The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local):...

US Navy tweets 8 people recovered from Pacific plane crash in good condition; search on for 3 others
TOKYO (AP) -- US Navy tweets 8 people recovered from Pacific plane crash in good condition; search on for 3 others....

Philippines to extradite priest accused of molesting US boys
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine official says the government is preparing to extradite to the United States a Filipino Catholic priest who is facing charges of sexually molesting two boys in two North Dakota churches in the 1990s....

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday....