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China's Xi to meet Trump, who predicts 'difficult' meeting
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time on April 6-7 at Trump's Florida resort, China's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday, amid a range of pressing issues including trade, North Korea and territorial disputes in the South China Sea....

Malaysians return, Kim Jong Nam's body handed to North Korea
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Nine Malaysians held in North Korea returned to Malaysia's capital early Friday after the government released the body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, to the North. The exchange ended a bitter diplomatic battle between the two countries more than a month after Kim's murder at Kuala Lumpur's airport....

S. Korean ex-president jailed over corruption allegations
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor....

South Korea's disgraced former president arrives at detention center after Seoul court approves her arrest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's disgraced former president arrives at detention center after Seoul court approves her arrest....

The Latest: S. Korea court approves arrest of ex-president
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on legal problems of South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye (all times local):...

Pakistan: Suspected militant kills lawyer over blasphemy
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A suspected militant on Thursday shot and killed a lawyer from Pakistan's minority Ahmadi sect over blasphemy allegations in eastern Punjab province, police said....

Rescued Filipino says he survived on rain, fish for 2 months
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A young Filipino fisherman returned home Thursday after getting lost at sea in a storm and drifting for nearly two months, during which he said his uncle starved to death, before he was rescued by a passing ship near Papua New Guinea....

Army ranger, policeman shot dead in southern Thailand
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) -- An army ranger and a policeman were shot dead in Thailand's deep south in the latest killings in a region troubled by violent Muslim separatism....

Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid N. Korea threat
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's ruling party urged the government Thursday to consider arming the country with more advanced and offensive military capabilities, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, further loosening the self-defense-only posture Japan has maintained since the end of World War II....

Pakistan seeks apology from radical TV host over hate speech
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's media watchdog has imposed a fine and sought an on-air and written apology from a radical Islamic preacher-turned TV host for accusing five bloggers and human right activists of committing blasphemy in his show in January....