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{FD} China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

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China’s foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors. Continue reading

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{FD} Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7

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Police say four Indian tourists and a local resident died when a cable car came crashing down from a height of at least 30 meters (100 feet) after derailing from a pulley in the tourist resort of Gulmarg in the Indian portion of Kashmir. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan official says Taliban kill 10 police

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An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a security post in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 police and wounding another three. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: 10 bodies found, 93 missing in China landslide

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The Latest on the massive landslide in southwestern China (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Rescuers have recovered 10 bodies and are still searching for 93 other people, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern … Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

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The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Vietnam exiles dissident after stripping him of citizenship

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Vietnamese authorities have deported a dissent after stripping him of his Vietnamese citizenship. Continue reading

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{FD} 10 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

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Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China. Continue reading

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{FD} Hindus kill 1 Muslim in clash on running train in India

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Indian police have arrested one Hindu for suspected involvement in the killing of a Muslim man who was attacked with a knife on a running train near the Indian capital. Continue reading

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{FD} 9 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

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Chinese crews have recovered nine bodies and are still searching for 109 others about 30 hours after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

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A strong earthquake has shaken residents in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

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Authorities say two suspected militants have attacked police in western Indonesia, leaving an officer and an assailant dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Reporter seeks justice for ‘white van’ torture in Sri Lanka

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The sight of a white van still haunts Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist exiled in the U.S. Eight years after he was abducted in his home country, he says he saw only a pair of hands pulling him inside the vehicle where he was tortured for hours. Continue reading

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{FD} 15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

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Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 110 more people remained missing. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Official: IDs of missing people to be released

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The Latest on a landslide in southwestern China (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

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A county government in southwestern China says around 100 people from 40 homes are feared buried by a landslide that crashed into their homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged city

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The Philippine military has declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced, to celebrate the end of the Musli… Continue reading

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{FD} Berlin going nuts over arrival of 2 giant pandas from China

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Two giant pandas from China have landed safely in Berlin where they are being welcomed by the German capital’s mayor and the Chinese ambassador. Continue reading

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{FD} China landslide: More than 120 people feared buried after massive disaster

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More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison

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Authorities in East Timor have returned two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

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The Latest on Friday’s attacks in Pakistan, which killed more than 70 people (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

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A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 40 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks on Friday to 56. Continue reading

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{FD} Dutch customs discover rhino horn in carvings headed to Laos

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Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a crate containing 12 concealed pieces of rhinoceros horn that was being sent from South Africa to Laos. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama begins nostalgic vacation in Indonesia with his family

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Officials say former U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived on the resort island of Bali to begin a vacation in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child. Continue reading

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{FD} China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees’ return

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China’s Foreign Minister is calling for a political solution to end Syria’s six-year crisis saying that once the country’s security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

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The Latest on the day’s attacks in Pakistan (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Corruption, economic crisis overshadow Mongolian election

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Mongolians vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting more gains from the vast, landlocked country’s mineral wealth. Continue reading

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{FD} East Timor arrests 2 foreigners who fled from Bali prison

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Authorities in East Timor will return to Indonesia two foreign inmates who escaped from a Bali prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

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The former head of state of Cambodia’s 1970s Khmer Rouge regime has rejected the charges of genocide and other crimes against him, saying they were concocted by the country’s traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

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Police and witnesses say an officer in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city has been beaten to death after he fired at a group of people who suspected him of spying on worshippers during the holiest night of the year for Muslims. Continue reading

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{FD} Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

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Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North’s threats

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has observed a test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban leader: Afghan war will end only when NATO leaves

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In a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, the Afghanistan Taliban leader said a planned U.S. troop surge would not end the protracted war, vowing to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban leader says war ends only when NATO leaves

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In a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, the Afghanistan Taliban leader said a planned U.S. troop surge would not end the protracted war, vowing to fight on until a full withdrawal of NATO troops. Continue reading

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{FD} 40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

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Police say a powerful bomb has exploded near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan, killing at least two persons and wounding 10 others. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s Kim Jong Un uses terrifyingly creative methods to kill enemies

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From siccing wild dogs to gunning down his enemies with artillery meant for taking out planes, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has built a reputation for dispatching with extreme prejudice all those who cross him. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

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The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group. Continue reading

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{FD} Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

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A South Korean court has sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese automaker buys stake in Malaysia’s Proton

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The Chinese owner of Sweden’s Volvo Cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea’s infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

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In a country where bikes are either a poor man’s transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network of car-free paths in the world is being built through dense evergreen forests, down wildflower-… Continue reading

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{FD} World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute

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The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution asking the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on a dispute between Mauritius and the United Kingdom over the Chagos Islands. Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea’s threats continue as Warmbier buried, world seeks solution

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The unpredictable North Korean regime issued more threats and a rare offer to engage in talks Thursday, the day Otto Warmbier’s family buried their son and amid increasing tensions on the peninsula. Continue reading

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{FD} Indian convicted of spying seeks pardon from Pakistan

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Pakistan’s military says an Indian naval officer who was sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage and sabotage has submitted a petition for mercy to the country’s army chief, seeking a pardon. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Lavrov criticizes US in call with Tillerson

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The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Toothpick crossbow: New toy strikes fear in parents’ hearts

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Parents are worried that the new dangerous children’s toy, the toothpick crossbow, will have the same popularity with American children as fidget spinners. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines army chasing rebels after release of hostages

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Muslim rebels fled after freeing dozens of hostages from a school in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday and were being pursued by army troops, as a daylong crisis eased in in the volatile region, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan car bombing: Taliban claims responsibility after 29 killed in attack outside bank

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A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan’s Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai gov’t passes bill giving army say over future policies

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Thailand’s military-installed parliament has passed a bill that allows the ruling junta to continue to impose its policies after it holds elections and officially relinquishes power. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Taliban claims deadly Helmand explosion

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The Latest on developments in Afghanistan following the suicide car bombing in Helmand province (all times local): 2 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghanistan car bombing: At least 29 killed in attack outside bank

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A huge suicide car bombing struck Thursday outside a bank in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least 29 people, off… Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia arrests 41 suspected militants since May attack

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Indonesian police say they have arrested 41 suspected militants following last month’s twin suicide bombings in the capital that killed three policemen. Continue reading

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