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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, second from left, is shown the way by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe while reviewing an honor guard before their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)
UN chief: It's key to avoid miscalculations on North KoreaUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday for urgent efforts to create conditions for talks on North Korea's growing missile and nuclear threat, saying it's important to avoid miscalculations that "make us sleepwalk into a war."
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Pakistan moves to evict 21 foreign aid groupsOfficials say Pakistan has ordered 21 foreign aid groups to wrap up their activities and prepare to leave after they failed to re-register under tough regulations introduced two years ago
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Global stock markets drop after Fed rate hikeGlobal stock markets fell Thursday as traders digested a series of interest rate decisions from around the world
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rear left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, rear right, applaud during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool Photo via AP)
South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair tiesSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Reuters demands Myanmar release 2 arrested journalistsReuters news agency has called on Myanmar to immediately release two of its journalists who were arrested for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from police
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait to receive aid during its distribution near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. International aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces. About 630,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has called "ethnic cleansing." (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in MyanmarInternational aid group Doctors Without Borders says its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Indian security forces kill 8 Maoist rebelsIndian police say they have killed at least eight Maoist rebels in fighting in southern India
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UN investigator to review North Korean abduction claimsThe United Nations' independent investigator on human rights in North Korea says he plans to investigate North Korean claims that South Korea abducted 12 North Korean women
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Top Indonesia court rejects attempt to criminalize gay sexIndonesia's top court has ruled against petitioners seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal.
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Aid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed between August and September in MyanmarAid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed between August and September in Myanmar
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In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, photo, a man stands as workers install fences near demolished buildings following a citywide fire safety campaign after a deadly fire which killed dozen of people in an apartment block at Xinjiancun in Daxing district in Beijing. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)
Another deadly blaze strikes Beijing as evictions draw furyFive people have died in an east Beijing fire, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its poor
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, an Indian man on election duty carries electronic voting machines to distribute them ahead of the second phase of voting for the Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad, India. Against the backdrop of an increasingly personal and bitterly fought local election, India is witnessing the unusual spectacle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi locked in a bitter verbal duel with his predecessor, accusing the opposition of holding secret meetings with officials from archrival Pakistan to impact the polls. The unsubstantiated allegations have prompted a sharply worded response from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
India's Modi duels with his predecessor amid local electionDuring a bitterly fought local election, India is witnessing the unusual spectacle of Prime Minister Narendra accusing the opposition of holding secret meetings with officials from archrival Pakistan
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stands in front of the presidential seal during a ceremony with the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017,  to approve President Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue to lurk despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in southThe Philippine Congress has voted overwhelmingly to approve the president's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue despite the defeat of a siege by pro-Islamic State group militants
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Okinawa boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopperJapanese officials say a boy was injured in Okinawa when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, the second such incident in the past week on the southern island
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Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcanoA 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
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