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Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid...
Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of inauguration

Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of inauguration

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested 36 suspected militants ahead of the presidential inauguration that will be attended by Asian...
Philippine president bruised, scratched from motorcycle fall

Philippine president bruised, scratched from motorcycle fall

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suffered bruises and scratches falling off his parked motorcycle on the palace grounds but the minor...
Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 4

Landslide, building damage from Philippine quake kills 4

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A landslide and building damage caused by a strong earthquake in the southern Philippines has killed four people and injured...
South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

South Korean soccer team tells of ‘rough’ match in Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team has described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough"...
US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts

US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead...
Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee wants to move the Tokyo Games marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to avoid the searing heat...
UK's William, Kate visit Pakistan's climate-change hit north

UK’s William, Kate visit Pakistan’s climate-change hit north

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are traveling to Pakistan's scenic northern mountains and glaciers, drawing attention to the challenges...
Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

Japan typhoon death toll climbs, while floodwaters recede

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government says the death toll from a weekend typhoon that caused widespread flooding has climbed to 63, with another 11...
NKorea seen as weak link in swine fever's spread across Asia

N. Korea seen as weak link in swine fever’s spread across Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to...

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