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South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North

SEOUL - South Korean police said on Friday they are investigating possible links between a knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to Seoul and the assailant's multiple visits to North Korea, as they also sought to charge him with attempted murder. | Video

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Knife attack wounds nine at Chinese train station

BEIJING - Knife-wielding attackers slashed and stabbed people at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, wounding at least nine before police shot dead one of the suspected assailants and arrested another.

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Vietnam party chief to make U.S. trip, still at odds over human rights

HANOI - Vietnam's Communist Party chief will visit the United States this year, Washington's ambassador said on Friday, in a landmark trip underlining a rapid strengthening of ties between former foes still at odds over human rights.

3:40am EST

Japan eyes MI6-style spy agency as it seeks to shed pacifist past

TOKYO - Japan is looking into creating an overseas intelligence agency possibly modeled on Britain's MI6 spy service, ruling party lawmakers say, 70 years after Allied victors dismantled Japan's fearsome military intelligence apparatus following World War Two.

Japan 2:48am EST

China's No. 3 leader warns HK activists against 'crossing a line'

HONG KONG - China's third-ranked leader warned advocates of Hong Kong independence on Friday that they were "crossing a line", local media reported.

China 2:19am EST

Tajik opposition leader shot dead in Istanbul: Turkish media

ISTANBUL - Tajik opposition leader Umarali Kuvvatov has been shot dead by an unknown assailant on an Istanbul street, Turkey's private Dogan news agency said on Friday.

Turkey 3:20am EST

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