• S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North’s extremely popular girl band passed them Monday during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation agreements between the rivals ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in the South.

  • The Latest: North Korean figure skaters competing in Taiwan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea’s participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

  • Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani doctor who reportedly used a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden’s home has been languishing in jail since the al-Qaida leader was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in 2011.

  • Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the upcoming repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages.

  • The Latest: Afghan hotel attack ends, Taliban claim

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local):

  • Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors.

  • The Latest: Pope greets prisoners at residence in Peru

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local):

  • Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites.

  • Pence defends Trump’s shift in Israeli policies

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region.

  • Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics.