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Vietnam’s top security official To Lam confirmed as president

By DAVID RISING Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam's top security official To Lam was confirmed Wednesday as the nation's new president. He oversaw police and intelligence operations over a period when rights groups say basic liberties have been systematically suppressed, and its ...

Climbing limits are being set on Mount Fuji to fight crowds and littering

By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Those who want to climb one of the most popular trails on Japan's iconic Mount Fuji will have to book a slot and pay a fee as crowds, littering and climbers who try to rush too fast to the summit cause safety and conservation concerns at the ...