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Train derails in northern India, killing at least 5

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Officials say six coaches of a passenger train have derailed in northern India, killing five people and injuring at least 30. Continue reading

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Liquor stores closed in Turkmenistan’s capital for a month

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Liquor stores have been closed down and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of food stores in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month. Continue reading

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Boy missing as many countries mourn Barcelona attack victims

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An Italian father who saved his children’s lives but lost his own. Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo’s widow in rare video amid fears for her safety

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A video has surfaced online showing the wife of Liu Xiaobo for the first time since the funeral of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died in Chinese custody. Continue reading

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Taliban kill 5 police in southern Afghanistan

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An Afghan official says the Taliban attacked a police checkpoint in the southern Helmand province, killing five Afghan police. Continue reading

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India wildlife reserve park devastated by monsoon floods

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Officials say rising floodwaters have inundated large parts of a famous wildlife reserve park in northeastern India, killing more than 225 animals and forcing hundreds of other animals to flee. Continue reading

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Mourners attend funeral of Pfau, ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’

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Mourners have attended a state funeral of Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who earned international acclaim by devoting her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan. Continue reading

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Gunmen kill local leader of Pakistan’s pro-Taliban party

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A police officer says gunmen on a motorcycle have killed a local leader of Pakistan’s pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam party in an apparent assassination in the northwest before fleeing. Continue reading

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6 die in Vietnam while sawing leftover mortar shell

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Six people including four children in a family have been killed when a Vietnam War-era mortar shell they were sawing for scrap metal exploded. Continue reading

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A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

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America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. Continue reading

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Afghan official: 7 die in violence in western Herat province

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An Afghan official says seven people have died in two separate incidents of violence in the western Herat province. Continue reading

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Russia to hold joint drills with allies in Central Asia

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The Russian military says it will conduct joint military maneuvers with its ex-Soviet allies in Central Asia in response to regional threats. Continue reading

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Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

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Furious Chinese businesspeople say Beijing’s decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood will hobble the economy of a northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise move suddenly choked off the trade. Continue reading

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IS cleric granted early release in Indonesia is re-arrested

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A radical Islamic cleric granted an early release from prison to mark Indonesia’s Independence Day has been re-arrested for alleged involvement in several militant attacks. Continue reading

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Assailant injures guard outside Taiwan presidential office

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An assailant wielding a samurai sword and carrying a Chinese flag in his bag has injured a guard outside Taiwan’s presidential office building in what authorities are calling a politically-motivated attack. Continue reading

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US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

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America’s top military official has reiterated his country’s pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack. Continue reading

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The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

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Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un’s father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. Continue reading

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Birds cut down by kite flying on Indian Independence Day

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The annual tradition of flying kites over the Indian capital on Independence Day takes a painful toll on birds that fall victim to their razor-sharp strings. Continue reading

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North Korea warns it won’t negotiate nukes if US is hostile

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North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its “hostile policy and nuclear threat.” Continue reading

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Turkmenistan tightens entry rules before sports event

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The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has tightened entry rules as part of enhanced security for an international sports event. Continue reading

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Pakistan angry at US for adding Kashmir group to terror list

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Pakistan’s foreign ministry has expressed anger and disappointment over Washington’s move to designate a Kashmir militant group fighting to end India’s rule in its area as a terrorist organization. Continue reading

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58 dead in 3 days in renewed Philippine anti-drug bloodshed

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Philippine police say they have killed at least 26 more drug offenders in overnight gunbattles in the capital, bringing the death toll in the president’s renewed crackdown to 58 in the last three days. Continue reading

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Chinese propaganda video prompts Indian complaint of racism

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China’s main state news agency, Xinhua, has released a video online criticizing India in a border dispute that prompted an Indian newspaper to complain of “racist overtones.” Continue reading

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Vietnam criticizes US religious freedom report

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Vietnam has criticized the U.S. State Department’s annual international religious freedom report, describing it as containing partial and false information about Vietnam. Continue reading

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Pakistan begins drive to register Afghans who fled war

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Pakistan has launched a registration drive to document the estimated 1 million Afghan nationals who have been living in the country illegally since fleeing war and unrest in the 1980s. Continue reading

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The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison

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The Latest on the Hong Kong protest leaders (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Continue reading

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The Latest: Dunford: US-SKorea drills not being negotiated

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The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Continue reading

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Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal

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Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border. Continue reading

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Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing

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Amid tight security, over two dozen young models, including six women, strutted down the catwalk in the garden of a private Kabul villa, proudly displaying the traditional clothing and costumes of Afghanistan’s many ethnic groups. Continue reading

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Lebanon prepares for Syria’s post-war construction windfall

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The port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon wants the world to know it’s ready for business. Continue reading

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US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan

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The U.S. military says an American soldier was killed and several others wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. Continue reading

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US: War would be ‘horrific’ but NKorea nukes ‘unimaginable’

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The top U.S. military officer says a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be “horrific” but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is “unimaginable.” Continue reading

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Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia

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Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflict. Continue reading

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South Korean leader says he’s confident war will be averted; others not sure

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in marked his first 100 days in office Thursday by issuing a statement that very likely pleased his nation’s 50 million inhabitants. Continue reading

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South Korean leader says he’s confident war will be averted

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in marked his first 100 days in office Thursday by issuing a statement that very likely pleased his nation’s 50 million inhabitants. Continue reading

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New Zealand lawmaker says good chance of Pacific trade deal

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New Zealand’s trade minister says he believes there’s an odds-on chance that a group of 11 Pacific nations including Japan and Australia will sign a free-trade deal, despite the U.S. pulling out. Continue reading

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Hong Kong activist Wong braces for possible prison sentence

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 are bracing for possible prison sentences in an appeal court decision. Continue reading

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Philippine economy grows 6.5 percent in second quarter

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Officials say the Philippine economy grew 6.5 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, boosted by strong industry, farm recovery and with the services sector rising slower but remaining the main driver of growth. Continue reading

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US service member killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

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One U.S. service member died fighting an Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, according to a statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Ecuador: 300 tons of marine animal remains found on ship

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Authorities in Ecuador have detained 20 Chinese crewmembers on a ship found near the Galapagos holding 300 tons of frozen marine animals — some from species in danger of extinction. Continue reading

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UN chief: It’s time for diplomacy on tense Korean peninsula

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and it’s important “to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy.” Continue reading

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Cambodia’s tax agency denies crackdown is political

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Cambodian tax authorities have denied there is a political motive for a crackdown on delinquent taxpayers that prominently targets media and civil society organizations critical of the government. Continue reading

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Author plotting crime novel arrested in connection with 1995 murders

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Police in China have arrested a well-known author who had already chosen the title for his next novel, reports the Guardian: The Beautiful Writer Who Killed. Continue reading

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The Latest: Trump says Kim made ‘wise and reasoned’ decision

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The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says in a tweet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “made a very wise and reasonable decision” amid indications his country has decided not to proceed with its multi… Continue reading

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Rainie Yang stars in Taiwanese horror sequel ‘Tag Along 2’

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Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in “The Tag Along 2,” a sequel to the 2015 hit that’s loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan about a little girl who appears in the footage of a family’s hiking trip. Continue reading

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Pakistani police: Militants kill police officer in northwest

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Pakistani police say militants riding on motorcycles have shot and killed a junior police officer in an attack in the country’s northwest, before fleeing. Continue reading

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The Latest: Malaysia says it will evaluate new MH370 data

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The Latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Malaysia’s government says it will need to evaluate a new analysis that could narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in t… Continue reading

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SKorean party calls for US to bring back tactical nukes

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A South Korean conservative party has called for the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to better cope against North Korean threats. Continue reading

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India surveying the number of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

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An Indian Home Ministry official says state authorities are trying to determine the number of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in the country after fleeing persecution in neighboring Myanmar, but there is no immediate plan to deport them. Continue reading

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Vietnam fires vice trade minister amid graft crackdown

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Vietnam’s vice trade minister has been fired for alleged wrongdoing as the ruling Communist Party widened its crackdown on corruption. Continue reading

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