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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. The Japanese father of the surrogate babies Mitsutoki Shigeta is the son of the founder of Japanese telecom and insurance company Hikari Tsushin and earns millions of dollars a year in dividends. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Japanese father of 13 surrogate children veiled in mysteryA Japanese man who has won legal custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand has remained virtually anonymous in the Japanese media
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Philippines to court: Declare communist groups as terroristsJustice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. poses for media during a photo call in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Trump Jr. said any talk that his family was profiting from his father's presidency was "nonsense" as he began a visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidencyDonald Trump Jr. says any talk that his family is profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he begins a visit to India to promote real estate deals that bear his family's name
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 soldiersSri Lanka's military says an explosion on a passenger bus has injured 19 people, including 12 military personnel
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, image made from video, flood waters from a strong storm surround a vehicle in Nelson, New Zealand. Parts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as remnants of Cyclone Gita hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes. (TVNZ via AP)
Mudslides block only road to New Zealand town after stormMudslides have blocked the only road to a small New Zealand town after a powerful Pacific storm caused disruptions across parts of the country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Pakistan looks to avoid being added to terror financing listPakistan says it has been given three months to prove it is doing enough to stay off an international watch list for countries that fail to curb the financing of terror groups
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, photo, Australian search and rescue coordinator Rick Allen, second from left, trains foreign rescue officials in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority control room in Canberra, Australia. Officials from Mauritius, Maldives and Sri Lanka visited the authority's headquarters this week as part of a regional training program that began in 2015. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Philippines gives Aussie life sentence for child traffickingA Philippine court has sentenced an Australian man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on human trafficking and child pornography charges
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Pakistan says it will follow advice on radioactive materialPakistan says it has agreed to follow the international nuclear agency's guidelines on the import and export of radioactive material
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New Zealand says Pacific trade deal will boost GDP 1 percentNew Zealand estimates a Pacific trade deal would boost its economy by up to 1 percent as exporters would face reduced tariffs on goods like kiwifruit, wine and beef
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Russia appoints honorary consul in Pakistan border provinceRussia has named an honorary consul in a Pakistani province on the Afghan border, signaling closer ties with Islamabad at a time when U.S.-Pakistani relations are spiraling downward
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This Feb. 16, 2018 photo released by Japan's Ministry of Defense shows the words "Min Ning De You 078" written in Chinese on bow of a ship in the East China Sea. Japan's military has witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea, in the third such incident reported by Japan in the past month. (Ministry of Defense via AP)
Japan sees transfer at sea that may violate NKorea sanctionsJapan says its military witnessed a ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that it "strongly suspects" violates U.N. sanctions on North Korea
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugeesA government minister says Australia continues to work effectively with Cambodia since news that a murdered Cambodian political activist's family had been accepted as refugees
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US Navy rescues 3 fishermen adrift in Pacific for 8 daysThe U.S. Navy says it has rescued three fishermen who were adrift on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for eight days
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 file photo, people walk past a Punjab National Bank branch after it was sealed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Mumbai, India. India's federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case. Abhished Dayal, a Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman, said Tuesday that five bank workers and an employee of billionaire jeweler and suspect Nirav Modi were arrested for allegedly conspiring to cheat the Punjab National Bank over the past six years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud caseIndia's federal investigating agency says it has arrested 11 people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud that continued for six years
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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