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{FD} China, Japan island fight reignites with population push

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According to Japanese officials, the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans next month to legally designate the Senkaku Islands – known in China as the Diaoyu Islands – as inhabited border territories. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea officials: Bones found near ferry not of victims

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The first government announcement Tuesday was startling: Salvage crews had found bones near the wreckage of the Sewol ferry, which sank in 2014 and killed 304 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Myanmar’s armed Rohingya militants deny terrorist links

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An armed militant group fighting Myanmar’s government on behalf of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai authorities give ex-PM Thaksin $503 million tax bill

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Authorities in Thailand have escalated their effort to collect taxes they say are due from ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, posting a bill for 17.6 billion baht ($503 million) at the house where he lived before fleeing into exile in 2008 to av… Continue reading

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{FD} Mall escalator in Hong Kong suddenly reverses, injuring several riders

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Two workers have been arrested in connection with a mall escalator that suddenly reversed injuring over a dozen people. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea conducts third test of rocket engine this month

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North Korea tested a rocket engine for the third time this month — and like the previous two tests, it showed signs the rogue nation’s missile capabilities were improving, a U.S. official confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Hollande lobbies Malaysia to buy fighter jets

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French President Francois Hollande has lobbied for the sale of Rafale fighter aircraft to Malaysia during a visit but Prime Minister Najib Razak says his government is not yet ready to make a decision. Continue reading

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{FD} Germany nabs Taliban fighter accused of killing US soldiers

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German prosecutors say they’ve had a 30-year-old Afghan man arrested on suspicion he commanded a Taliban unit responsible for an attack on a convoy that killed 16 American and Afghan soldiers. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai jungle seen as breeding ground for Indochinese tigers

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Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300. Continue reading

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{FD} Taiwan democracy activist said to be detained in China

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People close to a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist say he went missing nine days ago during a visit to the Chinese territory of Macau and appears to be in Chinese custody. Continue reading

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{FD} Cambodia bans export of breast milk by US company

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Cambodia has permanently banned the export of human breast milk by a company headed by a former Mormon missionary that pioneered the business two years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Cheney blasts Russia’s alleged interference in US election

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Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has criticized Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, calling it a hostile act. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korean airline starts new route to China

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North Korea’s national airline has started a new flight service to Dandong in China, bringing the total of its regularly scheduled international destinations to five. Continue reading

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{FD} Ousted S. Korean leader to attend court review over arrest

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South Korean prosecutors say ousted President Park Geun-hye has decided to attend a questioning session by a Seoul court before it determines whether she should be arrested over explosive corruption allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

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A British court has shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: China summons French envoy over man’s killing

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The Latest on Paris clashes after Chinese man killed by police (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Kashmir civilians killed in protests against Indian rule

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Police say two civilians were killed and 18 other people injured in anti-India protests that erupted after a gunbattle between rebels and government forces in disputed Kashmir. Continue reading

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{FD} Taiwan ex-president Ma found innocent of secrets leak, libel

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Taiwan’s China-friendly former President Ma Ying-jeou has been found innocent of libel and leaking confidential information in a case involving suspected influence peddling by a powerful lawmaker. Continue reading

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{FD} Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man; 3 injured

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Clashes in Paris over the killing of a Chinese man by police have left three officers injured and led to 35 arrests. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victim

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South Korean officials say salvage crews have found what is presumed to be the remains of one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers. Continue reading

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{FD} Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam’s body still in the country

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Malaysia’s health minister says the body of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still in the country, dismissing reports that the remains of Kim Jong Nam were about to be flown out of the country as part of diplomatic negotiations. Continue reading

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{FD} Report: China’s man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

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A U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region. Continue reading

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{FD} Australia shelves planned extradition treaty with China

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The Australian government has shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate reject it over human rights concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} American Airlines buys stake in China Southern Airlines

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American Airlines has agreed to pay $200 million for a stake in China Southern Airlines, one of the country’s three major state-owned carriers, and expand commercial cooperation. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims

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South Korea has held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the ship’s wreckage that was raised last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

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The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, a… Continue reading

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{FD} Fiery train, oil truck collision in Pakistan kills 1

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Authorities in Pakistan say a passenger train has collided with an oil tanker truck, killing at least one person and injuring others. Continue reading

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{FD} Dogs eat patient dragged from India hospital, report claims

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In what’s been described as a health care “horror,” a pack of dogs dragged a 70-year-old woman from a hospital in India before chewing up her body, according to a local report. Continue reading

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{FD} US, Russia, China, others sit out nuclear ban talks at UN

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The United States, Russia, China and more than a score of other countries are sitting out new talks at the United Nations toward a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. Continue reading

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{FD} Bangladesh army kills 4 insurgents, ends 4-day standoff

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The Bangladesh army says it has killed all four militants believed to have seized a building in an eastern city four days ago with a large cache of ammunition. Continue reading

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{FD} Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker

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A bid by the opposition to wrest control of the Maldives’ Parliament has failed after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan starts building its own border fence

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Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier. Continue reading

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{FD} Scottish kickboxer dead of heatstroke ahead of Thai match

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A Scottish kickboxer has died after an apparent attempt to lose weight in preparation for a fight in Thailand. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai gov’t suspends TV station for a week over its reports

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Thailand’s broadcast regulator has ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security. Continue reading

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{FD} Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia

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French President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia. Continue reading

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{FD} China lifts ban on Brazilian beef

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China says it has lifted an import ban on beef from Brazil after Brazilian authorities promised to block shipments by producers at the center of a product quality scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} 22 people killed in 2 road accidents in India

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Police say at least 22 people were killed in two road accidents in India, with a bus falling into a gorge in the northeast and a truck overturning in central India. Continue reading

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{FD} Rule Britannia: firms bet on British allure to get by Brexit

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Tim Barlow pushes a green stamp onto the edge of an unfinished plate, leaving behind the words “Made in England.” It’s still a piece of unglazed gray clay, a far cry from the gleaming decorated disc of Wedgwood Jasperware it will become, but Barlow and… Continue reading

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{FD} Activists: Hong Kong to arrest democracy protest leaders

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Hong Kong activists say police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 “Umbrella Movement” pro-democracy protests, a day after the city picked a new leader. Continue reading

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{FD} 8 students feared dead in Japan avalanche

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Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities and media said. Continue reading

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{FD} Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: … Continue reading

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{FD} Crackdown creates meat shortage in most populous India state

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India’s most populous state is running out of meat. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan avalanche: 8 students feared dead after incident at ski resort

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Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities and media said. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan avalanche: 6 students unconscious after incident at ski resort

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Authorities say six Japanese high school students have been found unconscious after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort Monday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} New Zealand and China plan to renegotiate free trade deal

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New Zealand and China say they plan to renegotiate their 9-year-old free trade deal. Continue reading

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{FD} Avalanche leaves 6 students unconscious in Japan

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Authorities say six Japanese high school students have been found unconscious after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort Monday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korea prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader over scandal

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South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. Continue reading

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{FD} Brother seeks retrial for China ex-police chief facing death

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At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. Continue reading

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{FD} Russia anti-corruption protests: ?Alexei Navalny??, Putin opponent, arrested

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Thousands of people crowded into Moscow’s Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Hollande looks to strengthen ties with Singapore

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French President Francois Hollande, on an official visit to Singapore, expressed a desire Sunday to strengthen France’s partnership with the Southeast Asian city-state. Continue reading

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