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This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. An official says a light plane has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne. (Channel 9 via AP)
Americans killed in Australian plane crash were avid golfersFour American tourists killed when a light plane crashed into a suburban shopping mall shortly after takeoff in Australia were avid golfers
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The Latest: Sister says crash victim was retired from FBIThe sister of one of the men killed when a small plane crashed into a mall in Australia says her brother survived dangerous work in the FBI and while serving in the U.S. Army during Vietnam only to die while enjoying retirement
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Thai leader says impact of coal plant to be studied againThailand's prime minister says the government will ensure that environmental and health impact studies for a coal power plant approved by its energy policy planning committee will be reconsidered, but made clear he expects the project to proceed
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Prosecutors seek 8-year terms for tourists in Bali deathIndonesian prosecutors sought eight-year prison sentences Tuesday for a British man and an Australian woman accused of killing a police officer on the tourist island of Bali
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Philippines: framework of South China Sea pact possible soonThe Philippines' top diplomat says it remains to be seen whether China will cooperate fully in ongoing efforts to craft a legally binding pact designed to prevent aggressive behavior in the disputed South China Sea
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Men walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks turn higher on strong economic indicatorsGlobal stock markets are mostly higher after surveys pointed to robust economic growth in Europe and Japan, regions that have stagnated in recent years
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Family believes Vietnamese suspect in Kim's death was dupedThe family of a Vietnamese woman arrested in the death of the half brother of North Korea's ruler in Malaysia has confirmed she is their relative, but believes she didn't knowingly participate in the killing
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Dinh Thi Quyen, 18-year-old nice of Vietnamese suspect in the death of Kim Jong Nam in Malaysia, checks an image of Doan Thi Huong in Nghia Binh village in northern province of Nam Dinh, Vietnam, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The family of Huong arrested in the death of the half brother of North Korea’s ruler, confirmed she is their relative, but believes she didn’t knowingly participate in the killing. Quyen said she believes Huong was duped into taking part. (AP Photo/Duong Minh Hoang)
Pinpointing cause of death for NK's Kim Jong Nam may be hardMalaysian officials say a cause of death has not yet been determined for the exiled member of North Korea's ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned at the budget terminal of a Kuala Lumpur airport
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'China's No. 2 leader has expressed hope that disputes with Washington can be settled amicably and warned that a "trade war would benefit nobody."
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person to an emergency ward at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Police say three suicide bombers have attacked a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan. Charsadda police chief says one of the bombers detonated his suicide vest at the court's main gate while police shot and killed the two other assailants. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest PakistanPolice say three suicide bombers have attacked a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to CanonEmbattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 31.4 billion yen ($277 million)
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A man walks past the HSBC's Hong Kong headquarters in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that annual profit slumped following a year it said would be remembered for "unexpected economic and political events" and warned of risks in 2017 to the global economy's continuing recovery. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
HSBC warns of risks to world economic growth as profit divesLondon-based bank HSBC reports that its annual profit slumped following a year it said would be remembered for "unexpected economic and political events" and warned of risks in 2017 to the global economy's continuing recovery
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Floods inundate thousands of homes in Indonesian capitalTorrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satelliteA prefecture in China's Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Malaysian officials: Autopsy shows no evidence of heart attack, puncture wounds on dead brother of N. Korean rulerMalaysian officials: Autopsy shows no evidence of heart attack, puncture wounds on dead brother of N. Korean ruler
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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