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BANGKOK The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost...

SYDNEY The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned on Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day. “Penguins...

WELLINGTON/WASHINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English was flying to the mountainous resort city of Queenstown on Tuesday to meet intelligence officials from the “Five...

MASIKRYONG (N. Korea) Outside a large stone tablet acclaims “the work of Dear Leader Kim Jong-Un who devoted hard work and heart and soul to...

SEOUL North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, and said it would strike...

RABAT Morocco has summoned Algeria’s ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to “illegally enter” the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs...

KANA RUGBANA (Nigeria) Nigerian commander Remi Fadairo points to the roiling plume of black smoke blotting the morning horizon in the Niger Delta -- the...

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL   President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in...

SYDNEY US Vice-President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo,...

MANILA Four gunmen have been killed on a Philippine tourist island as President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military on Sunday to kill remnants of a...