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Inmates riot, set fire at prison in western Indonesia

Security forces have retaken control of a prison in western Indonesia following a riot. Continue reading

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North Korea suffering ‘extreme drought,’ worst in nearly 40 years amid fears of food shortages

The Hermit Kingdom is also apparently the barren kingdom. Continue reading

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Eric Talmadge, AP’s North Korea bureau chief, dead at 57

Eric Talmadge, who as North Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press tenaciously chronicled life and politics in one of the world’s least-understood nations, has died. Continue reading

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Indonesia police arrest 9 suspects ahead of election results

Indonesian police say they have arrested nine suspected militants following a tipoff about a possible attack during the announcement of presidential election results next week. Continue reading

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Pakistan upholds death for 3, acquits 2 in couple’s killing

A Pakistani court has upheld death sentences for three Muslims but acquitted two others in the 2014 mob killing of a Christian couple accused of blasphemy in the eastern city of Lahore. Continue reading

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Thai election body advises disqualifying major party leader

Thailand’s Election Commission recommended Thursday that the leader of major political party opposed to military rule be barred from taking his seat in the soon-to-be-convened parliament because he is accused of violating electoral rules. Continue reading

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Pakistani ‘hero’ doctor Afridi ‘skeletal,’ deprived of legal rights, attorney claims

It has been more than eight years since U.S. Navy SEALS ceremoniously raided the compound and killed the most wanted man in the world – September 11 mastermind, Usama bin Laden. And while the world’s eyes are now set on eliminating other terrorist targ… Continue reading

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Pakistan’s currency reaches all-time low against US dollar

Pakistan’s currency has reached a new all-time low against the dollar after the government last week reached a preliminary agreement with the IMF for $6 billion bailout. Continue reading

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India’s Election Commission curtails campaign after violence

India’s Election Commission has curtailed election campaigning by a day in the state of West Bengal after several clashes ahead of Sunday’s polls. Continue reading

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Man shot dead over allegation of smuggling cows in Kashmir

Police and residents say a Muslim man has been shot and killed and another injured by Hindu vigilantes in Indian-controlled Kashmir over allegations of smuggling cows. Continue reading

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China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei

China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it is believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecoms executive. Continue reading

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Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage

Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. Continue reading

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Police: 4 combatants, 1 civilian killed in Kashmir fighting

Officials say three rebels, an army soldier and a civilian have been killed during a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir that triggered anti-India protests and clashes. Continue reading

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Iran’s foreign minister says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’

Iran’s foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal but that the escalating U.S. sanctions are “unacceptable.” Continue reading

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Philippines recalls envoys in Canada over trash shipments

The Philippine foreign secretary says the ambassador and consuls in Canada are being recalled over Ottawa’s failure to take back truckloads of garbage that Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago. Continue reading

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2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

An expedition organizer says two Indian climbers on Mount Kanchenjunga (KAN’-chen-joonga) have died while attempts were being made to rescue them. Continue reading

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Man in China detained after giving dogs ‘illegal’ names

What’s in a name? Apparently, jail time if you’re in China. A dog breeder in eastern China was detained by police on Monday after giving his two dogs “illegal” names that refer to government and civil service workers. Continue reading

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Malaysian teen jumps to death after Instagram users voted in poll: report

A Malaysian teenager reportedly jumped to her death after social media users voted in favor of the decision in an Instagram poll she posted. Continue reading

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Thailand’s oldest political party chooses new leader

Thailand’s oldest political party has named Jurin Laksanawisit as its new leader following its abysmal performance in recent elections that led to the resignation of its previous chief. Continue reading

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China voices strength, pushes nationalism around trade war

China’s ruling Communist Party is taking a newly aggressive approach in how it portrays the worsening trade dispute with the United States — projecting stability and stirring up nationalistic sentiment in the process. Continue reading

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