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Polynesian canoe crew finds way to remote Easter IslandThe Polynesian voyaging canoe sailing around the world without modern navigation equipment has found its way to Easter Island
The Associated Press9 minutes ago
ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spendingThe Asian Development Bank says developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to invest up to $1.7 trillion a year or $26 trillion through 2030 to maintain the region's growth momentum _ more than double the previous estimate in 2009
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Takata Corp.'s chief financial officer Yoichiro Nomura leaves federal court in Detroit, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1BJapanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. has pleaded guilty to fraud and agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly defect in millions of its air bags that is blamed for at least 16 deaths worldwide _ including 11 in the U.S.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Kyrgyz court orders opposition leader kept in custodyA court in Kyrgyzstan has ordered a prominent opposition leader to be kept in custody on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters see as politically driven
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Philippine militants release video of German's beheadingAbu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Philippine militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunityPolice in Malaysia investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they have a major lead
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in MalaysiaSouth Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers that four North Korean spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Malaysia says Saudi Aramco will invest $7 billion in oil hubMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says oil major Saudi Aramco will invest $7 billion in a mammoth oil processing hub in Malaysia, making it the single largest investor in the Southeast Asian country
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Cambodian official urges emulating Trump's position on pressA Cambodian government official says U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are an inspiration to his own country to observe limits on freedom of expression
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrestA Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs has petitioned the Supreme Court to nullify an arrest warrant for her on drug charges and release her from jail
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, Adele arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Adele saluted Emma Stone and "Moonlight's" Oscar wins by giving thumbs up in an Instagram photo on Feb. 27, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Adele gives thumbs up to Emma Stone, 'Moonlight'Adele has saluted Emma Stone and "Moonlight" for their Oscar wins
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A man stops to look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Asian stock markets were lower Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global markets cautious ahead of Trump speechWorld stock markets were subdued Monday as investors looked ahead to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending
The Associated Press14 hours ago
7 dead as gunmen shoot at Sri Lanka prison busMedia reports say seven people were killed when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostageAbu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Correction: Thailand-Tiger Zoo storyCorrection: Thailand-Tiger Zoo story
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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