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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, and his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon arrive to hold their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroadRival Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad in high-level talks
The Associated Press4 hours ago
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, and his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon arrive to hold their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. (Korea Pool via AP)
The Latest: NKorea-born reporter banned from covering talksA South Korean official has expressed regret over a decision to block a North Korean defector-turned reporter from covering high-level talks between the Koreas at a border village
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Bangladesh newspaper editors protest digital security lawEditors of major daily newspapers in Bangladesh's capital have formed a human chain to protest a new digital security law they say will stifle freedom of speech and press freedom
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A worker walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Global stocks mostly slip on continuing global trade worriesGlobal stocks are mostly down amid worries about global trade and prospects for economic growth.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Family members of Nepalese guides cry as bodies of those killed in Gurja Himal mountain arrive at the Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Rescuers retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides from Gurja Himal mountain, where they were killed when their base camp was swept by a strong storm. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remotenessOfficials say it took two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years
The Associated Press5 hours ago
India's accused minister files defamation suit amid protestsDozens of members of the Indian National Congress party's youth wing have demanded the resignation of India's junior external affairs minister amid a spate of sexual harassment allegations made against him
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pakistani PM's party wins less seats than expected in votePakistani PM's party didn't win as many seats as it expected in vote for 35 seats up for grabs in parliament, councils
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Koreas to hold talks in November to set up video-conference meetings between aging relatives separated by Korean WarKoreas to hold talks in November to set up video-conference meetings between aging relatives separated by Korean War
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 OlympicsRival Koreas to meet in late October to discuss plans to jointly host 2032 Olympics
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Koreas to hold groundbreaking ceremony in late November or early December for a future railway meant to link the rivalsKoreas to hold groundbreaking ceremony in late November or early December for a future railway meant to link the rivals
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A helicopter carrying bodies of those killed in Gurja Himal mountain arrives at the Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Rescuers retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides from Gurja Himal mountain, where they were killed when their base camp was swept by a strong storm. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South KoreanThe climbers who died during a storm on a Nepal mountain included the first South Korean to summit all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The Latest: Moon gives condolences for Korean climbersSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed condolences for the climbers who died in a storm on a Nepal mountain
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Malaysia's politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks to the media during a press conference following the swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Feeling 'vindicated,' Malaysia's Anwar takes lawmaker oathMalaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Japan raises concerns over Pacific's debt to ChinaJapan's foreign minister has raised concerns about the high levels of debt owed by some Pacific Island countries and says it wants to help resolve the problem
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. Payne says her country's alliance with the United States has never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Australia says US alliance vital with Indo-Pacific tensionsAustralia's foreign minister says her country's alliance with the United States has never been more vital in an era of escalating challenges in the Indo-Pacific region
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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