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Young Hong Kong activist sentenced to 3 months in jail
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong court sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail Wednesday in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" protests....

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii....

2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in about 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South....

The Latest: SKorea says joint Olympics team won't nix anyone
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on talks between North and South Korea (all times local):...

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown
BANGKOK (AP) -- Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy....

Filing: Suspected kidnapper's girlfriend fainted helping FBI
CHICAGO (AP) -- The girlfriend of a 28-year-old man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China was so nervous as she secretly recorded him for the FBI before his arrest last year that she fainted at least once in front of him, according to court filings....

UN chief believes war over North Korea nukes is avoidable
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday he believes war over North Korea's nuclear weapons is avoidable - but he's worried and "not yet sure that peace is guaranteed."...

The Latest: Man's girlfriend allegedly fainted helping FBI
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The Latest on new filings in case of missing Chinese scholar (all times local):...

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years
BANGKOK (AP) -- Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday....

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too close....