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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye, second from left, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool).
The Latest: S. Korea ex-leader arrives at detention centerSouth Korea's disgraced former president has arrived at a detention center after a Seoul court approved her arrest over corruption allegations
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South Korea's disgraced former president arrives at detention center after Seoul court approves her arrestSouth Korea's disgraced former president arrives at detention center after Seoul court approves her arrest
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Supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye stage a protest rally in front of her private home on the day that Park is due to appear for a court hearing on her arrest warrant, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Kim Ju-sung/Yonhap via AP)
S. Korean ex-president jailed over corruption allegationsSouth Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye has been arrested and jailed over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule
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A South Korean court approves the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegationsA South Korean court approves the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations
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An unidentified van believed to be carrying the body of Kim Jong Nam comes out from the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thursday, March 30, 2017. Malaysian police on Thursday stopped guarding the morgue that held the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s murdered half-brother, after the van departed amid reports that his remains will leave the country. Shortly after the van left the hospital, police left the building and the morgue was reopened to the public. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North KoreaThe body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, has been released to the North, more than a month after his murder at Kuala Lumpur's airport unleashed a fierce diplomatic battle between the two countries
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Japanese media release video reportedly showing Kim Jong Nam's body, 2 North Korean suspects on plane leaving MalaysiaJapanese media release video reportedly showing Kim Jong Nam's body, 2 North Korean suspects on plane leaving Malaysia
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Cambodia marks 20 years since deadly grenade attackHundreds of members of Cambodia's opposition party have held a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of a grenade attack in the nation's capital that killed 16 people
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Pakistan: Suspected militant kills lawyer over blasphemyPakistani police: Suspected militant kills lawyer from country's minority Ahmadi sect over blasphemy allegations
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Duterte threatens to humiliate news outlets for drug reportsThe Philippine president unleashed an expletive-laden tirade against the country's leading newspaper and TV network and threatened to publicly humiliate the outfits and their owners, whom he accused of distorting stories about his anti-drug crackdown
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Rescued Filipino says he survived on rain, fish for 2 monthsA young Filipino fisherman has returned home after getting lost at sea in a storm and drifting for nearly two months, during which he says his uncle starved to death, before being rescued thousands of kilometers (miles) away
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Army ranger, policeman shot dead in southern ThailandAn army ranger and a policeman have been shot dead in Thailand's deep south in the latest killings in a region troubled by violent Muslim separatism
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A woman rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Asian stocks are drifting lower on Thursday after a lackluster performance on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
World stocks mixed; Asia drops on Chinese liquidity concernsWorld stocks were mixed Thursday, with Asian indexes falling as Chinese authorities tightened liquidity in the financial system of the world's second largest economy
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Japan ruling party urges strike ability amid N. Korea threatJapan's ruling party has urged the government to consider arming itself with more advanced and offensive military capabilities, such as striking enemy targets with cruise missiles, loosening Japan's self-defense-only posture since World War II
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Malaysia says it has allowed body of North Korean leader's murdered half brother to be returned to North KoreaMalaysia says it has allowed body of North Korean leader's murdered half brother to be returned to North Korea
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Pakistan seeks apology from radical TV host over hate speechPakistan's media watchdog has imposed a fine and sought an on air and written apology from a radical Islamic preacher-turned TV host for accusing five bloggers and human right activists of committing blasphemy in his show in January
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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