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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare... Full Story

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  • S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree
    S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has pulled down a 43-year-old front-line Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare, with officials saying Wednesday the structure was unsafe.

  • Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists
    Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

  • S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree
    S. Korea dismantles border Christmas tree

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Defense Ministry says it has pulled down a 43-year-old frontline Christmas tower that North Korea viewed as propaganda warfare.

  • Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again
    Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges f sodomizing a male aide after the appeals court overturned an earlier acquittal.

  • Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention
    Marine suspect transferred to Philippine detention

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said.

  • APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

  • Australian officials deny elite troop shortage

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops, senior officers said Wednesday.

  • Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk
    Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

    Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stock markets Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year.

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    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military chief says US Marine murder suspect flown to local camp for detention.

  • Australian runaway teenager reportedly in IS video

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teenage runaway has reportedly appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video, warning that the movement won't stop fighting until the extremists' notorious black flag is flying above every nation.

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