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Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul's military said....

South Korea military says North Korea has test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea military says North Korea has test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile....

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal hears about forced marriages
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The U.N.-backed tribunal trying members of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime for genocide and other crimes turned its attention Tuesday to forced marriages, with witnesses testifying how such bonds were supposed to serve the state rather than personal wishes....

Philippines expects talks with China on sea feud this year
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he expects talks with China on a long-simmering territorial dispute to start possibly this year, and urged Beijing to allow Filipinos to fish at a disputed shoal....

Pakistan seals party offices after Karachi violence
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's paramilitary troops shuttered the offices of a political party Tuesday after overnight clashes in Karachi left one person dead and eight wounded, officials said....

Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs a big draw at Pyongyang zoo
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Lions, tigers and poodles?...

US soldier killed in southern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb during an operation in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province....

Myanmar says UN chief to attend ethnic peace talks
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Officials in Myanmar say United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend a peace conference next week that seeks to end decades of armed conflict with ethnic minority groups....

Some of the Philippine president's memorable broadsides
President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, later cushioned by his foreign secretary, is the latest flamboyantly irreverent utterance from a politician who has disparaged the pope, human rights advocates, the United States and other countries who controvert his worldview. His devil-may-care expletives against criminality, corruption and government incompetence helped him build a name as Davao city mayor before he claimed an overwhelming presidential race win that mirrored the depth of public exasperation over the social ills he abhorred. Many in the margins of society are enamored by his death threats against criminals, his anti-establishment rhetoric and his moments of sex-laced gutter humor. Opponents are bewildered, or are growing alarmed, by his rhetoric and the rising toll in his deadly battle against drugs....

Doctors in India remove 40 knives from man's stomach
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Doctors in northern India have surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months, one of the physicians said Tuesday....