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Pakistani journalists protest for their colleague Hamid Mir, who was shot and injured by gunmen in Karachi on Saturday, Monday, April 21, 2014 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Police in Pakistan said gunmen shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country. Police say Hamid Mir, a host on the private television broadcaster Geo, was wounded in the attack Saturday, April 19, 2014, near Karachi's airport. Placard on right reads "we salute Hamid Mir for his courage." (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut downPakistan's powerful army asks government to shut down leading TV channel over 'false' reports
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe depart Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region,  Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission. Japanese at right in the background reads: "Sushi." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurantObama begins Asia-Pacific trip in Japan; dispute with Russia over Ukraine casts shadow
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fakeIndonesian military commander says his luxury Richard Mille watch is really Chinese-made fake
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattooSri Lanka deporting British tourist with Buddha tattoo; police say she hurt religious feelings
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching over 140, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. (AP Photo/Yonhap)  KOREA OUT
SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougherSKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher; divers break cabin walls to reach victims
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islandsObama says US-Japan security treaty applies to islands claimed by China
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Prof: Ferry turned further than 3rd mate orderedMaritime prof who spoke to 3rd mate in SKorea ferry sinking suspects steering-gear problem
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbsDozens of Sherpas leave Everest following deadly avalanche; some expeditions cancel climbs
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A mourner weeps as she pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol,  at a gymnasium in Ansan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster rose to 135 Wednesday, but there were many more bodies left to be retrieved as divers swam through tight, dark rooms and passageways to search for nearly 170 people still missing. (AP Photo/Korea Pool)  KOREA OUT
SKorean city full of grief prepares for moreHometown of young victims of SKorean ferry wreck opens memorial, steels for 1st day of school
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Officials: Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officersOfficials say Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officers in attack on checkpoint in volatile south
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this map provided on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Material on Australian shore examined in jet huntMaterial that washed ashore in western Australia being examined in Malaysian jet search
The Associated Press4 hours ago
HK, Philippines compromise over tourist deathsHong Kong compromises with Philippines over apology for tourist deaths in 2010 hostage-taking
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Thai activist who opposed lese majeste law killedThai pro-government activist who opposed law punishing monarchy's critics shot dead in capital
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Climate change likely to make Everest even riskierScientists say climate change will likely make climbing Everest riskier, less predictable
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A worker for the Afghan election commission office unloads ballot boxes in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 20, 2014. New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)
Afghan election commission delays vote resultsAfghan election commission delays release of full results to allow recounts, audits
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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