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{FD} Malaysia’s leader: ASEAN seen growing to 4th-largest economy

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says Southeast Asia’s 10-member grouping could comprise the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2030, but countries must work to ensure integration, bring down rising tariff barriers and expand e-commerce to benefit s… Continue reading

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{FD} Secret jail in Philippine station linked to drug war abuse

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Philippine police relieved a station chief and his staff on Friday after human rights representatives discovered a secret jail cell inside the Manila station where a dozen detainees complained they were being held for extortion. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea: No plan to fix US trade deal or pay for THAAD

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South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or pay for the U.S. missile defense system. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Philippines investigates secret police jail

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The Latest on drug violence in the Philippines (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson: China threatens North Korea with Sanctions if nuclear tests persists

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China is threatening North Korea with sanctions if it continues to conduct nuclear tests. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines charges 2 police for deaths of drug suspects

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Philippine prosecutors have filed murder charges against two police officers accused of killing a suspected drug dealer and his father inside a police station. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan economy’s vital signs dull in March, but views upbeat

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Japan reports that its manufacturing output and household spending fell in March, while the jobless rate remained at a 22-year low. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions

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Afghanistan’s Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump tower fated not to rise in Indonesian isle of the gods

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Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean. Continue reading

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{FD} London anti-terror raids: Woman shot, 4 arrested, police say

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A woman has been shot by police and four people were arrested during an anti-terror operation in north west London and Kent. Continue reading

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{FD} Explosive armed robbery is Paraguay’s biggest heist

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Paraguayan prosecutors say the gang that blasted into an armored company vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash — the biggest heist in the country’s history. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea vs. the world: Tensions are rising

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There is no doubt serious tensions between the world and North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} Macedonia protests: Demonstrators attack lawmakers, storm parliament after leadership vote

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Several protesters broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia’s parliament Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. Continue reading

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{FD} Protesters attack Macedonian lawmakers after leadership vote

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Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia’s parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel’s Patriot missile defense system knocks down drone from Syria

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A missile from Israel’s Patriot Aerial Defense System knocked down a drone that was about to enter Israeli airspace from Syria Thursday, military officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Gulf Arab royals meet in Saudi capital to unify Iran stance

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Royals from Gulf Arab countries have met in Saudi Arabia to discuss the region’s security and try and formulate a unified voice on Shiite rival Iran. Continue reading

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{FD} Video shows 2-year-old girl being run over by two cars, surviving with minor bruises

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Shocking surveillance video from China captured a 2-year-old girl being run over by two cars, yet somehow surviving nearly unscathed. Continue reading

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{FD} Lost Nepal trekker found after 47 days; his girlfriend died after 44

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A Taiwanese couple who disappeared while trekking in Nepal were found after 47 days—but it was three days too late for one of them. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Turkey releases official referendum results

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The Latest on Turkey’s referendum on boosting presidential powers (all times local): 9 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Analysis: Finally, crystal-clear clarity in French election

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When France’s presidential election turned into a political boxing match this week at the gates of an appliance factory threatened with closure, the far-right populist Marine Le Pen showed that she wields a mean right hook. Continue reading

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{FD} DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in ’empty’ caves

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No bones? No problem! Scientists say they’ve figured out a way to extract tiny traces of ancient human DNA from dirt in caves that lack skeletal remains. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuela crisis: Son of top Chavista official publically urges him to help stop bloodshed

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He asked him to use his authority to remove the Supreme Court justices who prompted the wave of protests. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey’s electoral board defends unstamped ballot decision

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Turkey’s electoral authority has justified its decision to validate unstamped ballots cast during the country’s referendum on boosting presidential powers, citing a duty to protect citizens’ right to vote. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS sees more and more foreign fighters trying to escape

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A Florida man and a British couple all surrendered to Turkish border police last week. Continue reading

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{FD} US envoy accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is accusing Russia of providing cover for the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons and its denial of desperately needed aid for hundreds of thousands of besieged people, and is urging international pressure on Moscow “to … Continue reading

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{FD} Police in Scotland warn lawmakers over suspicious packages

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Police in Scotland have issued safety guidance to all elected representatives in the country after a series of suspicious packages containing powder was sent to politicians. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 Latin American nations request info on Brazil graft probe

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Seven Latin American countries are asking Brazil to share information on the dozens of plea bargains made by executives of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Continue reading

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{FD} NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending

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Just days after President Donald Trump said he had joked with Italy’s prime minister about increasing defense spending, the head of NATO is acknowledging that Italy has kept a commitment to do just that. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby penguin chicks make debut at London Zoo

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Two baby penguins are the latest additions to the penguin colony at London Zoo. Continue reading

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{FD} Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate

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An alliance of Kenya’s main opposition groups has named its presidential candidate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Berlin police shoot man who threated officer

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Berlin police have shot a man who threatened an officer outside a hospital in the German capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Macedonian opposition head calls for end to deadlock

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Macedonian opposition leader has called for an end to a political deadlock that has left parliament unable to elect a speaker for three weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel strikes arms depot near Syrian capital

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Israel on Thursday reportedly struck an arms depot near Damascus airport over its policy to “act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran.” Continue reading

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{FD} Belgium sorry it helped get Saudi Arabia on UN rights panel

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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says it was a mistake for his nation to help vote Saudi Arabia onto a United Nations women’s rights committee, arguing that the country does not respect gender equality. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: EU on track to meet $3B commitment to Turkey

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The Latest on Europe’s response to the large number of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent: (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyprus police: Norwegian sought in daughter’s kidnapping

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A Cyprus police spokesman says an arrest warrant has been issued for the Norwegian father of a 4-year-old girl who was snatched outside a Nicosia daycare. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyprus crossing point toured by Greek, Turkish officials

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Greek and Turkish politicians have been taken on a tour of work being done on a new crossing point linking the ethnically divided Cyprus’ breakaway north with the internationally recognized south. Continue reading

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{FD} Sri Lankan protest demands information on civil war missing

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Shops, offices and schools were closed and public transport was halted in Sri Lanka’s former civil war region in support of families who are demanding information from the government about loved ones listed as having disappeared during the conflict. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 US Army soldiers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

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Two U.S. service members were killed late Thursday and a third was wounded when they came under attack during a raid against ISIS in southern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, a Defense Dept. official confirmed to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Deutsche Bank executive says some 4,000 UK jobs could move

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A key executive from Deutsche Bank has said nearly half of its 9,000 U.K.-based jobs could be shifted out of Britain because of Brexit as industry leaders express concern about the lack of clarity in the process. Continue reading

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{FD} Terror suspect caught with knives outside UK Parliament

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Armed police have arrested a man in connection with preparing a terror attack just yards from Downing Street. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany investigates reported slurs yelled at crash victim

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Police in Germany’s eastern city of Cottbus are investigating whether people yelled anti-foreigner slurs at an Egyptian student after she was fatally hit by a car. Continue reading

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{FD} Montenegro says Russia banned its wine over NATO accession

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Montenegro’s prime minister says Russia has banned the import of its best-known wine because of the Balkan country’s decision to become a member of NATO. Continue reading

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{FD} UK police arrest man with ‘weapon’ near Parliament

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London police say they have arrested a man for possession of weapons near Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Continue reading

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{FD} Moldova detains officials suspected of embezzling EU money

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Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the transport minister and a senior road management official on suspicion of embezzling European Union funds. Continue reading

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{FD} Albanian Parliament fails to elect president for 3rd time

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The Albanian Parliament has failed for the third time to elect the country’s new president because no candidates have been nominated. Continue reading

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{FD} Save the Children asks for proof of NGO-smuggler collusion

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An international aid organization is urging prosecutors to come forward with proof that NGOs operating rescue boats in the Mediterranean are colluding with migrant traffickers, saying the allegations are undermining humanitarian work. Continue reading

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{FD} Police raid office of Khodorkovsky-backed charity in Moscow

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Police are raiding the Moscow office of a charity foundation bankrolled by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a top foe of President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading

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{FD} Bob Levinson’s wife asks Trump to make a deal with Iran to free her husband

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Christine Levinson – the wife of a former FBI agent who disappeared on an Iranian island – has waited 10 years, one month and 20 days, through three presidential administrations, for someone to help her bring Bob Levinson home. Continue reading

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{FD} Palestinians strike in support of prisoners’ protest

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Palestinians across the West Bank are observing a general strike in support of hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel. Continue reading

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