Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The junta-appointed Election Commission announced the results of 350 constituency races but said full vote counts, which are needed to allocate 150 other seats in the House of Representatives, won't be available until Friday after apparent counting problems. <br>Sakchai Lalit/AP

Thai parties jostle for power after 1st election since coup

The two top parties began angling for the upper hand in forming a new government in Thailand on Monday after partial results showed no group won a majority of seats in the country's first national election since a 2014 military coup.

Surviving veterans of Iwo Jima reunite for WWII battle’s 74th anniversary

A dozen of the dwindling number of U.S. veterans of the February 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima were among those allowed onto the island Saturday for an annual remembrance ceremony.

Intruder breaks into Okinawa Marine base, detonates gas canisters near Japanese office

The perpetrator apparently cut a fence to gain entry to Camp Foster’s Okinawa Defense Bureau office, said a bureau spokesman. The office is in a remote compound across a road from the main base.

'Egg Boy' teen defends egging anti-Muslim Australian senator

Will Connolly, 17, gave his first television interview since becoming an online hero among many for cracking an egg on Sen. Fraser Anning's head.

Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. to use if it ever decides to have an official presence in the North Korean capital.

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for third month in a row

This week’s passage was the fifth time in six months that U.S. warships have made the journey. Before October, there had been only one Taiwan Strait transit reported in more than a year.

Indonesia's first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

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