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Thai court gives Japanese man custody of surrogate kids

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:38:46 GMT2018-02-20T08:38:46Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father....



Police: Angry mob kills suspects in murder of girl in India

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:32:05 GMT2018-02-20T08:32:05Z

GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Around 1,000 people dragged two suspects out of a police station and beat them to death in anger after the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl in India's remote northeast, police said Tuesday....



Pakistan: Indian troops open fire in Kashmir, killing boy

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:41:33 GMT2018-02-20T07:41:33Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian troops have opened fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing an 8-year-old boy....



Rebel chief: IS-linked Marawi attackers plotted for 2nd city

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:16:27 GMT2018-02-20T07:16:27Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says Islamic State group-aligned militants planned but failed to attack another southern city after their deadly siege in Marawi was crushed last year....



US F-16 dumped 2 fuel tanks near fishermen at Japan lake

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:03:56 GMT2018-02-20T07:03:56Z

TOKYO (AP) -- A U.S. fighter jet has dumped fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, narrowly missing a dozen fishermen catching clams in the water. Nobody was injured....



Afghan officials say insurgent attacks killed 9 policemen

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:38:19 GMT2018-02-20T06:38:19Z

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east....



Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:51:29 GMT2018-02-20T05:51:29Z

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The equation was supposed to be simple. To build a world-class ski destination, simply add the Olympics and wait....



Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plants

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:48:05 GMT2018-02-20T05:48:05Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Protesters in the Thai capital seeking to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in the country's south have claimed victory, as the Energy Ministry agreed to order new assessments of the health and environmental impacts of the projects....



Pakistan minister defends planned deployment to Saudi Arabia

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:35:53 GMT2018-02-19T15:35:53Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's defense minister says the planned deployment of 1,000 troops to Saudi Arabia does not violate a parliamentary resolution against taking part in combat operations in Yemen....



Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:56:31 GMT2018-02-19T13:56:31Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday....