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North Korea will reject Malaysian autopsy report on North Korean: envoy

KUALA LUMPUR North Korea said it would “categorically reject” the post mortem conducted by Malaysia on one of its citizens who died in Kuala Lumpur this week, and demanded the…

China says common interests outweigh differences with U.S.

BEIJING The common interests between China and the United States far outweigh their differences, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday in their…

Pakistan says kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after suicide shrine attack

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a…

Under police probe, Israel’s Netanyahu leaves helm of communications ministry

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he would shelve his additional role as communication minister after police questioned him over allegations he negotiated a deal for good…

Malaysia says needs kin’s DNA before releasing Kim Jong Nam’s body

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police said on Friday it will not release the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until it receives DNA samples from…

Pakistan crackdown after suicide attack claimed by Islamic State

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 70 worshippers at a…

China wraps up exercise with three warships in South China Sea

BEIJING Three Chinese warships on Friday wrapped up a week of scheduled training exercises in the South China Sea, state media said, shortly after China’s sole aircraft carrier tested its…

Wailing, anger at Sufi shrine in Pakistan after bomber kills 77

SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan Wailing Sufi devotees thronged a blood-stained shrine in southern Pakistan on Friday, shouting at police a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 77 people in…

Pence heads to Europe on reassurance tour

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will seek on Saturday to soothe allies unnerved by his boss’ unorthodox statements on Russia and NATO as he stresses America’s commitment to Europe…

In Mosul orphanage, Islamic State groomed child soldiers

MOSUL, Iraq When the boys first arrived at the Islamic State training facility in eastern Mosul they would cry and ask about their parents, who went missing when the militants…