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A hazmat crew scan the decontamination zone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.<br>Daniel Chan/Associated Press

Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in Malaysia

Malaysia hasn't directly accused North Korea of having masterminded the Kim Jong Nam killing but is pursuing several North Korean suspects, including a diplomat at the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

The brief video circulated Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, is the first sign that the brutal militants proceeded with their threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner.

Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials

National Intelligence Service told South Korean lawmakers that five North Korean officials were executed by anti-aircraft guns because of the false reports to Kim Jong Un.


US officials not yet authorized to vet Pacific refugees

State Department officials have already conducted preliminary interviews on the islands to ensure that candidates for resettlement were genuine refugees.


Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again.


Philippine offensive continues amid threat to behead German

Jurgen Gustav Kantner said in a video that circulated online earlier this month that the militants have threatened to behead him by mid-afternoon of Sunday if a ransom were not paid.

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Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank

Two women have been arrested for allegedly coating their hands with chemical agent VX and wiping them on the face of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. He died within hours. The women told officials that they believed the entire operation was a harmless prank for a reality show.


Camp Pendleton Marines, Japanese soldiers join forces in war exercise

Japanese soldiers and U.S. Marines stormed Red Beach just after dawn Saturday in amphibious assault vehicles deployed from the USS Anchorage, a naval transport ship two miles off shore.


Viper attack helicopters give Marines new weapon for Pacific arsenal

The next time Marines hit a Pacific beach, they will have the most advanced attack helicopter in the world at their backs.


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