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Okinawa boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopper
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese officials said a boy was injured in Okinawa on Wednesday when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, the second such incident in the past week on the southern island....

Myanmar says 2 Reuters journalists arrested over documents
BANGKOK (AP) -- Myanmar's government said Wednesday it has arrested two journalists working for the Reuters news agency for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 625,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh....

Global stocks steady ahead of expected Fed rate hike
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve....

Indonesia politician's graft trial delayed by stomach woes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A top Indonesian politician accused of involvement in one of the country's biggest corruption scandals told a court on the first day of his trial that he was suffering a stomach complaint, forcing a postponement while his medical condition was checked....

Another deadly blaze strikes Beijing, killing 5
BEIJING (AP) -- Five people died in an east Beijing fire on Wednesday, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its poor....

Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano
TOKYO (AP) -- A court has ruled that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it's too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption....

China marks Nanking Massacre's 80th anniversary
NANJING, China (AP) -- Chinese officials struck a tempered tone on the 80th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre on Wednesday, saying China would "look forward" and deepen friendship with its neighbor Japan despite historical misgivings....

Hong Kong judges to consider UK banker's murder appeal
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong judges will consider a British banker's appeal of his conviction in the grisly murders of two Indonesian women....

Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014....

Bangladesh: Accused NYC attacker followed radical preacher
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, but appeared to have no known links to local radical groups, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday....