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Pakistani court ends US-wanted militant leader's detention

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has rejected the government's plea to extend for three more months the house arrest of a U.S.-wanted militant who founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.


UN Report: Access to energy crucial for escaping poverty

BANGKOK (AP) — A United Nations report says the world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty.


Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom.


The Latest: Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local):


US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.


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N. Korea criticizes US over designation as terror sponsor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.


Global stocks advance but trading slows ahead of US holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit new highs and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index closed above the 30,000 level for the first time in over 10 years. Trading was slowing, however, ahead of the two-day U.S. break for the Thanksgiving holiday.


Philippines to extradite priest accused of molesting US boys

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government is preparing to extradite to the United States a recently arrested Filipino Catholic priest who faces charges of sexually molesting two boys in North Dakota churches in the 1990s, an official said Wednesday.


S.Korea foreign minister in Beijing in effort to repair ties

BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea and China on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to repair strained relations ahead of a visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Beijing next month and amid ongoing concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.


The Latest: N.Korea defector enjoys US films, S.Korean songs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korean tensions (all times local):


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Pakistan former PM appears again in anti-graft court

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared again in an anti-graft court seeking an exemption from attending his corruption trial so that he can visit his wife as she undergoes cancer treatment in London.


US Navy tweets 8 people recovered from Pacific plane crash in good condition; search on for 3 others

TOKYO (AP) — US Navy tweets 8 people recovered from Pacific plane crash in good condition; search on for 3 others.


Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday.


Japan says 8 found from US Navy plane crash in Pacific; fate unclear

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says 8 found from US Navy plane crash in Pacific; fate unclear.


Search underway for crew of capsized fishing ship off Palau

TOKYO (AP) — A search is underway for two Japanese and five Indonesian crew members after their fishing ship was found capsized about 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the Pacific island of Palau.


US Navy says aircraft with 11 people aboard has crashed in Pacific Ocean on the way to aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan

TOKYO (AP) — US Navy says aircraft with 11 people aboard has crashed in Pacific Ocean on the way to aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan.


Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defector

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean soldier races for the border in a jeep and then on foot before his former comrades shoot him at least five times as he limps into South Korea, where he collapses and is dragged to safety by southern soldiers on a dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday.


Australia loses 9th legislator in citizenship crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator who is British by descent on Wednesday became the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government.


Man found burning in San Diego was once prisoner of NKorea

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who was found on fire in San Diego is a former prisoner of North Korea who was freed with the help of former President Jimmy Carter.


U.S. releases dramatic video of a North Korean soldier's desperate dash across border, and his rescue after being shot

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. releases dramatic video of a North Korean soldier's desperate dash across border, and his rescue after being shot.


Thousands pay respects to officer slain during traffic stop

Thousands pay respects to officer slain during traffic stop

New Mexico sheriff says body cam video unfair to officers
4 students injured in science experiment mishap
Ski resort owner reaches tentative deal in fraud case
Inmate who fled California courthouse arrested, 1 at large

Inmate who fled California courthouse arrested, 1 at large

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Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade

Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade

The Latest: Turkey president pleased with Syria talks result

The Latest: Turkey president pleased with Syria talks result

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace

The Latest: UN: Yemen blockade undercut anti-cholera fight

Jamie McGoldrick

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Mohammed bin Salman, Saad Hariri

Germany: 6 Syrian men accused of terror plans released
The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

The Latest: Kosovo welcomes verdict for Serb military leader

Romanian confesses to killing of German jogger

Romanian confesses to killing of German jogger

Italy's Berlusconi hopes European court allows comeback

Italy's Berlusconi hopes European court allows comeback

Unrepentant Mladic sentenced to life for Bosnia atrocities

Ratko Mladic

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