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Attorneys want trial moved in missing Chinese scholar case

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:57:18 GMT2018-01-16T16:57:18Z

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Attorneys for a man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China are asking a judge to dismiss a main charge against him and change the location of his trial....

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:45:29 GMT2018-01-16T15:45:29Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii....

Global stocks advance as investors look ahead to US earnings

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:47:18 GMT2018-01-16T12:47:18Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday following a holiday for U.S. markets as investors looked ahead to American corporate earnings....

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:55:13 GMT2018-01-16T11:55:13Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday....

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:34:27 GMT2018-01-16T11:34:27Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too close....

Jewish child orphaned in Mumbai attacks makes first visit

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:22:48 GMT2018-01-16T11:22:48Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Moshe Holtzberg, a young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish center in Mumbai during a 2008 terror attack, returned to that city for the first time Tuesday to visit the site of the attack with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

Afghan official: Mortar shells hit bazaar in north, kill 5

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:18:46 GMT2018-01-16T11:18:46Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says a mortar attack in northern Faryab province has killed five people....

Freed on a court order, radical Pakistani cleric leaves jail

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:02:18 GMT2018-01-16T10:02:18Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A radical anti-U.S. cleric imprisoned in Pakistan since 2009 left the jail in the northwestern city of Peshawar following a court order for his release on health grounds earlier this month, his lawyer and prison authorities said Tuesday....

Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:39:56 GMT2018-01-16T09:39:56Z

TOKYO (AP) -- A city in central Japan used its emergency loudspeaker system in an attempt to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver....

Malaysia's Najib criticizes Singapore ties under Mahathir

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:07:05 GMT2018-01-16T09:07:05Z

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak praised his country's relationship with neighboring Singapore on Tuesday, but added a jibe for his closest rival in upcoming elections....