Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam
SYDNEY (AP) -- An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air....

The Latest: Ukraine: Citizen killed in Afghan hotel attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local):...

Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines said Sunday that it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines....

Pakistan police officer fired over killings is shot dead
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot and killed a former police officer who was fired over the 2011 killing of five Chechen women in the southwestern city of Quetta....

Afghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attack....

Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a gun battle with security forces that lasted well over 12 hours and continued into Sunday afternoon....

The Latest: Koreas planning exchanges of other advance teams
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on Olympics cooperation between North and South Korea (all times local):...

Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Koreans seem generally happy they'll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren't as pleased about sharing a team with them....

Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A North Korean delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band has arrived in South Korea to check preparations for a Northern art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics....

Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said....