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Olympic curling world stunned by Russian doping scandal

Feb 19, 2018

The Olympic curling world has been stunned by news that a Russian competitor is facing a doping charge

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

Feb 19, 2018

Philippine police say authorities have arrested an Arab man who they believe is a former commander of the Islamic State group

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

Feb 19, 2018

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents

Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

Feb 19, 2018

Police say they have arrested four Indonesian men and a boy who killed a critically endangered orangutan by shooting it at least 130 times with an air gun

AP PHOTOS: Shadows and light at the Pyeongchang Olympics

Feb 19, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Shadows and light at the Pyeongchang Olympics

Q&A: Meldonium, the drug in Russia's Olympic doping case

Feb 19, 2018

A guide to meldonium, the drug involved in the Olympic doping case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Feb 19, 2018

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes

Doping charge could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement

Feb 19, 2018

Doping charge against curling medalist could hurt Russia's chance at reinstatement before the end of the Winter Olympics

Japan logs trade deficit in January, as imports jump 8 pct

Feb 19, 2018

Japan reports trade deficit in January, first in eight months, despite a 12 percent jump in exports.

Hands off? Players take precautions because of norovirus

Feb 19, 2018

U.S. hockey player James Wisniewski says his father has contracted norovirus while attending the Olympics