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Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in vintage cars

40 min 3 sec ago
Members of a small Iraqi community of vintage car aficionados are hoping to rekindle their passion now that the war against the Islamic State group is over.

A nuclear North Korea is bringing back Cold War paranoia

55 min 5 sec ago
False alarms and hysteria shadow efforts to calm tensions with North Korea.

Argentines try to understand why the pope won’t return home

1 hour 26 min ago
Pope Francis has flown over the massive Andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to Latin America. But in five years as pope, he has never returned home to Argentina.

AP Photos: Bulls pampered a year fight for a day in Nepal

1 hour 41 min ago
The bulls have easy lives for most of the year. They don’t pull plows or wagons. They are fed eggs, rice, corn and buttermilk.

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

2 hours 44 min ago
A Thai military court has dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old Thai historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago.

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

2 hours 44 min ago
Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii.

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong sentenced to three months in jail

3 hours 3 sec ago
Wong was one of the leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy protests known as the Umbrella Movement. 

Puerto Rico embraces ‘broken windows’ policing amid killings

3 hours 3 sec ago
Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that they will implement a “broken windows” policing campaign to fight a surge in killings across the U.S. territory, which has reported 46 homicides so far this month — double the number at the same point last year.

Navy files criminal charges in connection with deadly ship collisions, including negligent homicide

3 hours 31 min ago
The collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain together left 17 sailors dead.

Asian shares track weakness on Wall St; China shares higher

3 hours 46 min ago
Shares were lower in early Asian trading Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day.

Young Hong Kong activist sentenced to 3 months in jail

3 hours 46 min ago
A Hong Kong court has sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 “Umbrella Movement” protests.

The Latest: Tillerson says US seeks diplomacy with NKorea

4 hours 3 min ago
The Latest on U.S. allies from the Korean War discussing the nuclear threat from North Korea (all times local):

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

4 hours 51 min ago
Nigeria’s army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday.

2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

4 hours 51 min ago
The two Koreas are meeting for the third time in 10 days to discuss North Korean participation in next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

5 hours 23 min ago
Myanmar, long isolated both by choice and by international sanctions, has undergone a transformation. A former political prisoner, Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, leads a civilian government, sanctions have eased and foreign investments are being made.

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

5 hours 39 min ago
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

6 hours 10 min ago
Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said.

US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea

6 hours 10 min ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation.

Trump administration links terrorism and immigration, but an expert doubts the math

6 hours 25 min ago
The head of Fordham University’s Center on National Security said the figures released Tuesday show a need for applying tougher statistical standards to government reports.

Danish inventor charged with killing and dismembering reporter Kim Wall on his submarine

6 hours 25 min ago
Peter Madsen was charged with killing and dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall.