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AP PHOTOS: Lion dance in Singapore ahead of Lunar New Year

Feb 4, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Performers from Southeast Asia take part in an international lion dance competition in Singapore ahead of the Lunar New Year

North Korea to go to South Korea's Olympics after talks

Jan 9, 2018

North Korea to participate in Olympics in South Korea following talks to ease tensions

US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

Jan 6, 2018

The U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board

Japan Emperor turns 84, thanks people over abdication plans

Dec 23, 2017

Japan's Emperor Akihito marks 84th birthday, pledging to fulfill his duties until the day of his abdication in 2019

Philippine president declares Christmas truce with rebels

Dec 20, 2017

The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to replicate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them terrorists

AP PHOTOS: Giant holiday lanterns light up the Philippines

Dec 19, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Skillfully crafted giant lanterns are lighting up the Christmas spirit in the Philippines, with 10 villages in Pampanga province taking part in an annual giant lantern competition, proudly showcasing huge elaborate lanterns for everyone to see.

US Navy prepares to comb sea bed for crashed plane, sailors

Dec 9, 2017

The U.S. Navy says it will deploy deep water salvage experts to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors

Japanese princess engaged to college love; wedding next year

Sep 3, 2017

Japan's palace has announced that Japanese Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, Princess Mako, is getting married to her university classmate

Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talks

Jul 21, 2017

South Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border

S. Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North

Jul 17, 2017

South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s