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India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forum
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The World Economic Forum officially gets underway Tuesday with Indian leader Narendra Modi delivering the keynote speech....

S. Korean advance team goes to North for pre-Olympic events
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A team of South Korean officials travelled to North Korea on Tuesday to check logistics for joint events ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, as the rivals exchanged rare visits to each other amid signs of warming ties....

9 people hurt in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resort
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, officials said....

AP Explains: What's next for Brazil's da Silva after appeal
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian judges are scheduled to rule Wednesday on former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's appeal of his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges. The decision could prevent da Silva from running in this year's presidential election and even potentially end the career of the enduringly popular politician. Here's a look at the case and its importance....

US says it wants to help Indonesia provide maritime security
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration wants to help Indonesia play a central role in maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region....

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 40,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers....

AP PHOTOS: Dog shelter struggling since Mexico City quake
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A unique shelter for dogs - and one pig - is struggling to get back on its feet after Mexico's devastating earthquake four months ago....

Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during his speech before Israel's parliament....

Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts
MOSCOW (AP) -- The head of the Russian television channel RT wants the United States to live up to its ideals of freedom of speech. Yet American journalists attuned to those principles have not defended the former Russia Today network in its fight with the U.S. government....

Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday....

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