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{FD} ‘Butcher of Kabul’ shows his face after 20 years in exile

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A former Afghan warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions says he wants peace in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan PM sacks adviser over leaked report against army

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Pakistan’s army has rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to combat militancy. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai family mourns girl killed in video streamed on Facebook

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The funeral has been held in Thailand for an 11-month-old girl who was killed by her father in a video broadcast live on Facebook. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Japanese PM say an open Europe is crucial

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 1:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Norway says North Korea launch is UN violation

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The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Southeast Asia leaders conclude closed-door meet

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The Latest on summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Manila (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar says he wants peace

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A former Afghan warlord who battled U.S. forces after the 2001 invasion and nursed bitter rivalries with other militant factions says he wants peace in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

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A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearb… Continue reading

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{FD} Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EU

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opened an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders with an oblique swipe at Western governments that have raised alarm over his brutal anti-drug crackdown, asking them not to meddle in the affairs of regional co… Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea displays military prowess with failed missile launch

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North Korea’s failed attempt to launch a mid-range ballistic missile Friday evening came just hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson convened a session of the United Nations Security council calling for member states to increase sanctions on Pyongyang. Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline: President Trump vs. North Korea

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A North Korean missile launch Saturday is the latest development in an ongoing game of brinkmanship this year with President Donald Trump’s new U.S. administration. Continue reading

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{FD} Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

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Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful quake rouses people from sleep in south Philippines

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Philippine officials say a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has struck off a southern province and prompted a local tsunami warning, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

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The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 7:12 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} NKorea official calls US efforts to rid nukes a ‘wild dream’

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North Korea’s deputy U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} 8 Al Qaeda operatives killed in drone strike in Yemen, including key leader

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The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike in Yemen on Sunday killed eight operatives of the group known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, including a key leader. Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon names Army Rangers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

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The Rangers may have been killed by friendly fire from Afghan forces. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM Sharif

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Thousands of supporters of Pakistan’s popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital Islamabad to call for the resignation of the country’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over his alleged corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s army: 1.2M men, obsolete equipment and nukes

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North Korea’s military may be armed with obsolete conventional weapons, but at 1.2 million men, it poses a very real threat to its neighbor and nemisis to the south. Continue reading

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{FD} Yangon protesters force closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

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Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remains a threat to the country’s stability. Continue reading

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{FD} Yangon mob forces closure of Muslim schools in Myanmar

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Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remains a threat to the country’s stability. Continue reading

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{FD} Reporter Q&A: What to look for at Southeast Asian summit

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Leaders of 10 Asian countries are meeting this weekend to discuss topics including North Korea, territorial disputes in the South China Sea and improved economic integration of the region. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s May to Japan’s Abe: investors will like post-Brexit UK

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Prime Minister Theresa May has told Japan’s leader that she is determined to keep Britain “the best place in Europe” to run a business once the country leaves the European Union. Continue reading

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{FD} Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday

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A Taiwanese man who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia, Philippines boost links, to launch sea patrols

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The leaders of Indonesia and the Philippines have pledged to boost bilateral ties and agreed to launch patrols of their sea borders to prevent kidnappings. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesian women’s group issues edict against child marriage

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Indonesia’s main Muslim women’s group has issued an edict against child marriage, urging the government of the world’s most populous Muslim nation to increase the legal minimum age for females to marry from 16 to 18 years. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: US to urge UN to increase pressure on NKorea

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The Latest on U.S. efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear program (all times local): 7:35 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Thai police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

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The Latest on the investigation into a Red Bull energy-drink heir accused in a fatal 2012 hit-and-run in Thailand (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} China publishes addresses of corruption suspects abroad

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Chinese state media have published the names and addresses of 22 people overseas sought by Chinese anti-corruption investigators in an unusual name-and-shame campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} UK marine who killed injured Taliban fighter freed from jail

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A British Royal Marine commando who fatally shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been released from prison after his murder conviction was downgraded to manslaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Alarm over N. Korea, sea feud under Manila summit spotlight

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Alarm over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and intensifying standoff with the United States, and tensions over China’s assertive territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea are under the spotlight at an annual summit of Southeast Asian nations i… Continue reading

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{FD} Father says murdered blogger threatened over religious views

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The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives says his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views. Continue reading

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{FD} FIFA audit official admits bribery in US federal probe

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The sprawling American investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into Asia and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new FIFA leadership. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam court condemns 8 to death for heroin trafficking

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Vietnamese state media say a court in Hanoi has condemned eight people to death for heroin trafficking. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran summons Pakistani envoy over attack on borders guards

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Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s foreign ministry has summoned the Pakistani envoy to protest an attack on Iranian guards near the border with Pakistan that left nine dead. Continue reading

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{FD} China convicts Christian lawyer of subverting state power

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A Chinese court says it has convicted a prominent Christian human rights lawyer of subverting state power and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment, suspended for four years. Continue reading

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{FD} China won’t confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

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China’s foreign ministry has refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea disputes Trump’s remarks on trade, missile defense system

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South Korea announced Friday that it has no plans to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or to pay for the U.S. missile defense system being deployed in the region, disputing recent remarks made by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} China threatens North Korea with sanctions if nuclear tests persist, Tillerson says

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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} China bans list of Islamic names in Xinjiang region

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Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland. Continue reading

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{FD} ASEAN expresses alarm over NKorea nuclear tests, missiles

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Southeast Asian nations have expressed “grave concern” over North Korea’s nuclear tests last year and subsequent ballistic missile launches that have racheted tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} Human rights group demands India prosecute attacks over cows

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A human rights group has expressed concern over rising brutal attacks in India by self-appointed “cow protectors” against Muslims and lower castes over rumors that they sold, bought or killed cows for beef. Continue reading

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{FD} Honda reverses into quarterly profit on lower recall costs

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Honda Motor Co. is reporting a 95.9 billion yen ($864 million) profit for January-March, a reversal from the 93.4 billion yen loss it racked up a year earlier, as the Japanese automaker recovers from costs for a massive air-bag recall. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai police say pursuing arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

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Police in Thailand say they have begun the process of requesting an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. Continue reading

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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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