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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China is warning that it will take "necessary measures" to protect itself and that the U.S. and South Korea should be prepared to bear the consequences of a controversial missile defense system that's about to be set up. U.S. missile launchers and other needed equipment have arrived in South Korea, and plans are to deploy the system within this year. That's angered China, North Korea and Russia.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser makes an unusual appearance on Capitol Hill today. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster doesn't need Senate confirmation, but because he's decided to remain on active duty, his new assignment will have to be approved because of his rank.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Mall in Washington begins playing host today to an encampment of American Indians from across the country who are gathering for four days of activities that will culminate in a march on the White House Friday. The marchers are frustrated with the Trump administration and its approval of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The protest comes as a federal judge weighs a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to halt construction.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The international dispute over the killing of the half-brother of North Korea's leader has escalated, with both Pyongyang and Malaysia now preventing one another's citizens from leaving either country. One scholar and long-time diplomat says the mutual actions are "way out of normal diplomatic practice." About 1,000 North Koreans are believed to be working in Malaysia, which says there are 11 Malaysians in North Korea.

PARIS (AP) — A search in the French Alps has ended following an avalanche that struck a resort and officials have determined there were no casualties. An official with the regional administration, or prefecture, said a couple of hours after the avalanche at the Tignes (teen) resort that the operation was called off and everyone was safe.

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