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US to resettle Australia’s refugees languishing on islands

By Rod McGuirk, AP CANBERRA--The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in...

Helicopter crash in Japan mountains kills nine

AP TOKYO -- Japanese authorities confirmed Monday that all nine people aboard a rescue helicopter that crashed in snow-covered mountains in central...

Australia strikes deal on taxing foreign workers

By Rod McGuirk, AP CANBERRA, Australia--Australia's government struck a deal with a minor party on Thursday on a tax rate aimed at encouraging foreign travelers...

Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

By Ken Thomas and Elaine Kurtenbach, AP TOKYO— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus...

Bangkok bomb trial starts after delays

AFP BANGKOK -- The long-delayed trial of two Uyghur men accused of bombing a Bangkok shrine finally kicked off Tuesday as a...

Malaysian PM cleared of wrongdoing in $700 million scandal

AP KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysia's attorney general said Tuesday that nearly $700 million channeled into Prime Minister Najib Razak's private...

S’pore jails 4 Bangladeshis for terrorist financing

By Elizabeth Law, AFP SINGAPORE--Four Bangladeshi workers accused of planning to join the Islamic State group were jailed for between two and five years in...

Australian vote to decide gay marriage: PM

By Rod Mcguirk, AP MELBOURNE--Australia's prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians...

Over 2,000 Indians contract HIV after transfusions

AFP NEW DELHI--More than 2,000 Indians contracted HIV over a 17-month period after receiving blood transfusions, data from the national AIDS body showed Wednesday. ...