Deserted Japanese-built underground reservoir in south Taiwan unveiled to the outside world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A hidden Japanese-made reservoir in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan was unveiled to the outside world via media reports on Wednesday after being deserted for more than 70 years. ...

Review: Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in '12 Strong'

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a lo...

The Latest: Pope celebrating Mass at notorious air base

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Pope Francis is preparing to celebrate Mass in an area that ...

Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea won't be dominating any medal counts when the Winter Olympics come to Pyeongchang in South Korea next month. But it's hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can with wh...

Reports: Turkish military training plane crashes, killing 3

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing two pilots and a technician on board. The private Dogan News Age...

4 years on, ancient heart of Homs still abandoned ruins

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's a...

Turkey to extend state of emergency amid freedom concerns

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is set to extend a state of emergency for the sixth time since it was imposed following failed 2016 coup attempt, worrying government opponents and allies who fear the spe...

Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them home

PARIS (AP) — The families of French Islamic State group supporters being held by Kurdish forces want their government to bring them home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where th...

Philippines checks if key Malaysian extremist survived siege

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military is validating intelligence information that a Malaysian militant leader survived the defeat of an Islamic State group-linked siege and is helping res...

Thai court drops royal insult charges against renowned Buddhist scholar   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thailand's military court decided to drop the prosecution against a Thai Buddhist scholar who had been accused of defaming the monarchy, the Associated Press repo...

Syria Kurdish party appeals to world against Turkish threats

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's dominant Kurdish party is appealing on the international community to help ensure the security of a Syrian Kurdish enclave threatened by Turkey. Ankara has thre...

From his big appetite to his big button: a year in Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. Here are some of the more memorable moments from the AP reporters ...

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal th...

Pope heads to Chile indigenous area after churches burned

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Map...

'Mama warrior' in Miami aids children of deported migrants

MIAMI (AP) — The 29-year-old Mexican farmworker was stressed and afraid. Her husband had just been detained by immigration authorities as he left a South Florida construction site and was about to be ...