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{FD} China promotes 3 potential central bank leaders

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Three officials seen as candidates to succeed Chinese central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan have been promoted to the ruling Communist Party’s Central Committee, adding to signs Zhou might be headed for retirement after 15 years in the post. Continue reading

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{FD} US diplomat says US played key role in Marawi success

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The top U.S. diplomat in the Philippines says the U.S. detected no credible reports of human rights violations by the Philippine armed forces and police during their five-month campaign to oust Islamist militants from the southern city of Marawi. Continue reading

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{FD} China’s Communist Party inserts Xi into party constitution

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China’s ruling Communist Party amended its constitution to add President Xi Jinping’s name and ideology Tuesday in an extension of his formidable political sway. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Suspect in Kim murder emotional on airport visit

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The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing North Korean ruler’s half brother (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare

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The Australian defense chief says her country will deploy forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare following a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants on Marawi city in the southern Philippines. Continue reading

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{FD} Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal

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Hong Kong’s highest court has freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014. Continue reading

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{FD} Women on trial visit airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked

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The two women accused of killing the North Korean leader’s half brother are visiting the crime scene at the Malaysian airport as part of a re-enactment of the fatal attack. Continue reading

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{FD} Xi accrues power, worrying critics and delighting supporters

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The model lunar rover didn’t much impress the retiree in a cotton Mao jacket visiting an exhibition of Chinese achievements under President Xi Jinping. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson travels to Iraq, hours after visiting Afghanistan

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on an unannounced trip to Iraq just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} Tillerson makes unannounced side trip to Afghanistan

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. Continue reading

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{FD} UN rapporteur says Sri Lanka’s accountability process dismal

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A visiting United Nations special rapporteur says that Sri Lanka is nowhere close to where it should be in dealing with allegations of war crimes and other rights violations from its decades-long civil war. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: $340 million pledged to help Rohingya refugees

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The Latest on the donors conference for Asia’s Rohingya refugees (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Journalist stabbed in neck at Moscow radio station

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A knife-wielding man burst into a Moscow radio station studio Monday and stabbed a female journalist in the neck, the station said. Continue reading

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{FD} Jordan’s queen urges more global response to help Rohingya

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Jordan’s queen says the international community must respond effectively to end the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution by Myanmar authorities. Continue reading

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{FD} Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

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Japan’s defense minister is sounding an alarm on North Korea, saying its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to what he called an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level. Continue reading

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{FD} UK’s Johnson urges North Korea to ‘change course’ on nukes

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is urging North Korea to “change course” and engage in diplomacy to resolve the crisis over its nuclear ambitions. Continue reading

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{FD} China defends its trade with North Korea as permitted by UN

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China has defended its trade with North Korea as permitted by U.N. Security Council resolutions that say sanctions imposed over the North’s nuclear and missile programs should avoid hurting “humanitarian needs.” Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan officials: Taliban kill 4 police; rockets hit Kabul

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An Afghan official says a Taliban attack has killed four policemen in southern Ghazni province. 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} Who killed Kim Jong Un’s half brother? Here’s what we know

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Eight months after the audacious assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother, a Malaysian court is trying to unweave a complicated web of deception, political intrigue and cold-blooded brutality — a scheme allegedly cooked… Continue reading

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{FD} UN, gov’t officials meet to drum up funds for Rohingya

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U.N. humanitarian officials, government ministers and advocacy group leaders are convening for a conference aimed at drumming up funds to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump, Abe set golf date for start of US leader’s Asia tour

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Donald Trump will start his first trip to Asia as the U.S. president next month in somewhat predictable fashion: with a round of golf. Continue reading

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{FD} Abe says his priorities are North Korea and aging Japan

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Fresh off a decisive election victory, Japan’s leader pledged Monday to tackle what he called Japan’s two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Malaysia says Marawi siege could happen anywhere

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The Latest on the Philippine fight to end the militant siege of Marawi (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Malaysia’s defense minister says the siege of a Philippine city by pro-Islamic State group militants is a wakeup call for the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Hopes and fears in Hong Kong, Taiwan amid China’s congress

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It wasn’t just the dark-suited delegates in Beijing who were listening intently last week as Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his grand ambitions to launch a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines declares militants in Marawi ‘finished’

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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the last of the pro-Islamic State group militants in southern Marawi city were “finished.” Continue reading

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{FD} Mementos hold Thais’ fond memories of beloved King Bhumibol

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As Thailand prepares for the cremation ceremony of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, memories of him and his reign live in mementos dear to many Thais. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials say Philippine troops found 40 bodies

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The Latest on the Philippine efforts to end the militant siege in Marawi (all times local): 10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan; 2 reported dead

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The Latest on Typhoon Lan (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Toll rises in Malaysian landslide; 11 foreign workers dead

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Rescue workers have located two more bodies buried by a landslide in a construction site in northern Malaysia, bringing the death toll to 11. Fire and rescue official Mohamad Rizuan Ramli said the body of a Bangladeshi was retrieved early Monday but re… Continue reading

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{FD} Typhoon unleashes heavy rain as it approaches Tokyo

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A powerful typhoon is heading toward Japan’s main islands, already bringing heavy rain to western Japan and injuring at least five people. Continue reading

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{FD} Japanese Prime Minister Abe heads to impressive election win

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Japan’s ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five-year leadership. Continue reading

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{FD} India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

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India’s foreign minister says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia’s largest refugee crises in decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Typhoon brings heavy rain to western Japan, approaches Tokyo

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A powerful typhoon is heading toward Japan’s main islands, already bringing heavy rain to western Japan and injuring at least five people. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New opposition party struggles in Japan election

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The Latest on Japan’s parliamentary election (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Media projections indicate a disappointing showing for a new Japanese opposition party that briefly excited voters. Continue reading

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{FD} Exit polls show win for Japanese PM Abe’s ruling coalition

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Exit polls indicated Sunday that Japanese voters have returned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition to power in national elections. Continue reading

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{FD} Japan election: Shinzo Abe’s party likely to seize control in lower house

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Voting in a general election started Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s right-wing ruling coalition a victory and possibly close to a two-thirds majority in parliament. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Ronald Reagan visits South Korean port after week-long joint military drills

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U.S. naval commanders have reiterated Washington’s “ironclad” commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill. Continue reading

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{FD} Attack outside Afghan military academy kills 15

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A Defense Ministry official says a suicide attack has killed 15 army officers west of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. Continue reading

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{FD} Philippines leader Duterte says he is willing to shoot criminals himself

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would be willing to shoot criminals himself after sidelining the police 10 days ago in his controversial deadly war on drugs. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen launch attacks near Freeport Indonesia mine; 3 hurt

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Police say unidentified gunmen have launched attacks near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding two policemen and a civilian. Continue reading

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{FD} Abducted female Pakistani journalist returned home

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The mother of a Pakistani journalist who was abducted in 2015 and freed this week, says her daughter is under extreme mental pressure and unable to tell much about her ordeal. Continue reading

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{FD} US commanders stress ‘ironclad’ commitment to defend SKorea

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U.S. naval commanders have reiterated Washington’s “ironclad” commitment to defend South Korea against North Korean threats as an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier visited a South Korean port following a joint naval drill. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan official: Bodies of 4 recovered from caved-in mine

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A Pakistani official says rescue workers have recovered the bodies of four mine workers who were buried under a landslide in the country’s southwest. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Afghanistan president condemns mosque attacks

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The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} UN panel urges China to release and compensate 3 activists

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A group of independent experts appointed by the U.N.’s main human rights body say China’s government has wrongly held three activists and is calling for them to be released and compensated. Continue reading

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{FD} Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30

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An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 villagers die in clash with police at Myanmar jade mine

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Police in northern Myanmar opened fire on hundreds of villagers who tried to enter a jade mine area, killing at least five and injuring 20 others, state media said. Continue reading

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{FD} France’s Macron: Trump pushes EU closer together

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French President Emmanuel Macron says the uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policies has made European countries closer. Continue reading

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{FD} Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

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A Ugandan official says North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies have been forced to leave the country, in a bid to comply with United Nations sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. Continue reading

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