• Pakistan anti-graft body seizes currency, gold from official

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan’s anti-graft body says its officers have seized currency and gold worth 680 million rupees, or $6.4 million, from the residence of top provincial financial official in southwestern Baluchistan province.

  • This image released by Sundance Selects shows Claudine Vinasithamby, left, and Jesuthasan Antonythasan in a scene from "Dheepan." (Paul Arnaud/Sundance Selects via AP)

    Immigrants flee 1 violent situation for another in ‘Dheepan’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trio of Sri Lankan strangers pretends to be a family to flee their war-torn country for France in the drama “Dheepan,” which is finally opening in U.S. theaters after winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The film is playing now in New York and opening in Los Angeles next week.

  • Eastern Sports Club head coach Chan Yuen-ting, laughs during a training session in Hong Kong, Friday, May 6, 2016. Chan has became the first woman in the world to coach a top-division men's team to a national championship. Chan, 27, led Eastern Sports Club to the Hong Kong Premier League title this season. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Female coach leads champion men’s team in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (AP) — At age 27, Chan Yuen-ting is younger than several of the players she coaches at Eastern Sports Club yet she has already secured a unique place for herself in soccer history by becoming the first woman to lead a men’s team to a top-division national championship.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un addresses the congress in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday May 6, 2016. North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches. (KRT via AP) NORTH KOREA OUT

    Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed his country’s recent nuclear test to uproarious applause as he convened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, an event intended to showcase the North’s stability and unity in the face of tough international sanctions and deepening isolation.

    Updated: 9:41 am

  • Paper offerings, copies of luxury items like cars, handbags and shoes usually burned to appease the spirits of the deceased, are seen for sale at a store in Hong Kong, Friday, May 6, 2016. Gucci and its parent company have apologized after drawing heavy criticism for a warning to some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased resembling the fashion brand's luxury products. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops

    HONG KONG (AP) — Gucci and its parent company apologized Friday after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand’s luxury products.

  • In this Tuesday, May 3, 2016 photo, Dhaka University professor Azizur Rahman works on his computer at his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rahman is among a growing number of political moderates and intellectuals seeking protection in Bangladesh, where at least 15 writers, activists, religious minorities and foreign aid workers have been killed in targeted attacks since the start of 2015. Islamist extremists have claimed responsibility for the killings, which have prompted some Bangladeshis to go into hiding, and others to seek asylum in the United States and European countries including Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. (AP Photo)

    Bangladesh professor under 24-hour armed guard after threats

    NEW DELHI (AP) — After a Dhaka University professor asked a woman to remove her veil during his class, Muslim extremists called for his death, posting his personal details online along with tips on how to kill. Today, he remains under constant guard by armed police, stays mostly at home and bars his front door.

  • In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Philippine Presidential Mar Roxas, former Interior and local government secretary, reaches out to greet supporters during a campaign sortie in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

    Aquino’s pick for Philippine president banks on clean image

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S.-educated investment banker and the richest Philippine presidential aspirant, Mar Roxas lacks the dramatic life stories of his rivals, including a tough-talking mayor with a public vow to dump criminals in Manila Bay and a foundling who made it big in politics.

    Updated: 6:26 am

  • Israel’s Laetitia Beck takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Laetitia Beck took the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, dodging some of the wind Thursday morning in a bogey-free 7-under 65.

  • A North Korean man walks out of an underpass while seen framed by the Workers' Party flags, in front of the April 25 House of Culture, the venue for the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has been duly spruced up, the masses prepped for their rallies and leader Kim Jong Un appears to be set to take center stage Friday when North Korea pulls back the curtain on what promises to be the country's biggest political show in years, if not decades: the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    North Korea readies for its biggest political show in years

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country’s stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North’s recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches.

  • Pakistan arrests 13 for strangling, burning girl for ‘honor’

    ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested 13 members of a local tribal council who strangled a local girl and set her body on fire for helping one of her friends elope.