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  • Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy

    Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy
    Just two months after his last trip to Asia, President Obama left Saturday for a three-day visit to India that includes no world summits, no major decisions to make and a relaxed schedule designed mainly to give plenty of chances for dinner and...
  • Japan, U.S. condemn unverified video claiming Islamic State hostage dead

    Japan, U.S. condemn unverified video claiming Islamic State hostage dead
    Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other. Shinzo Abe told Japanese...
  • Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS captive dead, vows to save 2nd Japanese

    Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other. Shinzo Abe told Japanese...
  • Truck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2 in first attack on city in weeks

    A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi suggested the blast, which happened just before 6 a.m....
  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama does presidential 'namaste,' invokes MLK at Gandhi memorial

    President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India's Republic Day celebration that he showed it. After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome ceremony, Obama clasped his hands in the traditional...
  • Father of Japanese IS hostage reported killed in militant video still prays for son's life

    The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could still be alive. "My mind went totally blank," Shoichi Yukawa told reporters Sunday, a day after news...
  • Sham universities exploit student visas, draw scrutiny of federal investigators

    From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a...
  • Japan won't give up on effort save 2 IS hostages 'until the very end' after deadline passes

    Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors. Militants...
  • Obama heads for India, hoping to use personal bond with Modi to mend nations' strained ties

    President Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend anxious to take another step in moving the world's two largest democracies beyond the deep tensions that have beset their relationship in recent years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to...
  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia

    Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia
    President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday, hours before the president was to depart for New Delhi. The...
  • Thai ex-premier Yingluck says 'democracy is dead' after she's impeached

    Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country was dead, after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five years and the prosecutor announced plans to indict her on criminal...