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A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored North Korea's rocket launch, which he says is in violation of Security Council resolutions against Pyongyang's use of ballistic missile technology
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):...

North Korea state media vows the country will launch more satellites
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea state media vows the country will launch more satellites....

North Korea has defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that critics say is meant to test banned technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland....

Key developments in North Korea's nuclear weapons and long-range missile programs
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A month after shocking the world with its fourth nuclear test, North Korea has followed through with its plans to fire a long-range rocket, defying outside governments that see the launch as a banned test of ballistic missile technology....

The death toll in an earthquake in southern Taiwan has risen to 18 with about 132 still missing
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):...

Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded with a call for direct talks between the government and the Taliban by the end of February
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded with a call for direct talks between the government and the Taliban by the end of February....

The top U.N. human rights official has begun discussions with the Sri Lankan government on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long civil war
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The top U.N. human rights official began discussions with the Sri Lankan government Saturday on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long civil war, as hundreds of protesters marched against the world body's involvement....

Police say a suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20....

The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) -- The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations....

The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince....