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UN expert says North Korea's rights abysmal despite summitsThe U.N. independent investigator on human rights in North Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summits with the leaders of South Korea and the United States have not changed his country's abysmal human rights record
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Turkish police crime scene investigators, looking for possible clues into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, work in an underground car park, where authorities Monday found a vehicle belonging to the Saudi consulate, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Saudi officials murdered Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
The Latest: US revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killingU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is revoking the visas of some Saudi officials implicated in the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, Twitter confirmed it has removed accounts linked to conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Twitter removes accounts linked to Alex Jones, InfowarsTwitter says it has removed accounts linked to Alex Jones and Infowars
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Turkish police crime scene investigators leave an underground car park, after looking for possible clues into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on a vehicle belonging to the Saudi consulate found by authorities a day earlier, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Turkish state media says investigators, inspecting the vehicle have found three suitcases, a laptop computer and clothes. Saudi Arabia has acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed in a fistfight that broke out inside the consulate, where Turkey says he was the victim of a planned murder. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkish president: Saudis must name masterminds of killingSaudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over suspects for trial, Turkish president says
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Stampede at railroad station kills 2, injures 17 in IndiaStampede at Indian railroad station overpass foot bridge kills 2, injures 17.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018. Japan's government said Tuesday that a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey. Suga told a hastily arranged news conference late Tuesday that Japan was informed by Qatar that the man, believed to be journalist Jumpei Yasuda, has been released. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freedJapan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Japan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese journalist missing in Syria has been released and is in TurkeyJapan's government says a man believed to be a Japanese journalist missing in Syria has been released and is in Turkey
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, photo, Philip Morris International Inc. Chief Executive Andre Calantzopoulos speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. While New York-based Philip Morris is hoping to woo the world with its pen-like “heat-not-burn” device iQOS (EYE-kose) as a better option than old-style smoking, nowhere else has it scored greater success than in Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking eraPhilip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era with 'heat-not-burn' iQOS device
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A photo showing South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed to wish for peace on the Korean Peninsula near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The government of Moon formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with Kim last month. The sign reads: "Implementation of the Pyongyang Declaration on Sept. 19." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
SKorea approves NKorea deals amid conservative oppositionThe government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in has formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, consoles family members of victims from a train derailment at a hospital in Yilan county in northeastern Taiwan on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Passengers were killed and injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)
Taiwan court: Excessive speed caused deadly train derailmentA court in Taiwan says excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train that killed 18 people and injured scores of others
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A currency trader stands near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Asian stocks slid on Tuesday as worries about softening Chinese growth rattled investors, following a rally that was not picked up by Wall Street overnight. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Chinese market drop leads world stocks lowerA sharp drop in Chinese stocks leads global markets broadly lower, as investors digest the impact of trade tensions on the country as well as other geopolitical worries, such as Italy's debt problems.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is sworn in as the country's president in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. The 74-year-old Trong was elected president by the National Assembly succeeding thelate President Tran Dai Quang who died last month after battling a viral illness for more than a year. (Nguyen Phuong Hoa/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
Vietnam parliament elects Communist Party chief as presidentVietnam's rubber stamp National Assembly has elected Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country's president, succeeding Tran Dai Quang, who died last month
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Bangladesh publisher arrested on defamation chargesBangladesh detectives have arrested a prominent lawyer and publisher in a defamation case filed after he called a female journalist characterless in a TV talk show
The Associated Press11 hours ago
China emergency crews struggling to rescue 18 trapped minersCrews are struggling to rescue 18 coal miners trapped underground in eastern China following a collapse inside the shaft 3 days earlier
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Truck, van with smuggled petrol collide in Pakistan; 6 diePakistani police: Truck, van with smuggled gasoline collide in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 6 people
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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