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People use their mobile phones to take pictures as a Shariah law official whips a woman who is convicted of prostitution during a public caning outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Friday, April 20, 2018. Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds. The canings were possibly the last to be carried out before large crowds in Aceh after the province's governor announced earlier this month that the punishments would be moved indoors. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affectionIndonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution
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Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, center, wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference with Wan Azizah, right, wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, April 20, 2018. The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future. (AP Photo/Eileen Ng)
Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future
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North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next FridayNorth and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday
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Newlywed couple among 7 killed in Pakistan highway accidentPakistani police say newlyweds, 5 other family members killed in highway crash in country's south
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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Koreas prepare for next week's summit; Taiwan and China hold military exercises; Duterte is presented a rifle by the outgoing national police chief
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Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meetingNorth Korea's ruling party has called a meeting to discuss "new stage" of policies ahead of summits with Seoul, Washington
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Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with KimA look at key points ahead of the Kim-Moon summit, which will be only the third summit between the Koreas since their 1950-53 war
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Australian financial firm CEO steps down over fee scandalThe AMP's chief executive has stepped down following revelations that Australia's largest wealth manager charged customers for financial services they never received and misled the industry watchdog
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A visitor looks at a map of North Korean towns at the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. One problem: There can be no real talks without the involvement of the other countries that fought the 1950-53 war, and especially the United States. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking pointSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea hasn't asked for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons
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Indian police arrest 18 Rohingya MuslimsIndian police say they have arrested 18 Rohingya Muslims in a remote northeastern region as they prepared to board a train for New Delhi after entering illegally from Bangladesh
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North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinksNorth Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big boosts to just about everything and perplexes experts trying to understand what's really going on
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Thai court acquits northeastern gold mine protestersA court in Thailand has found seven environmental activists not guilty of violating a law on public gatherings that imposes severe penalties for actions that disrupt public services
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CORRECTS DATE IN SECOND SENTENCE - In this April 18, 2018, photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese armed helicopter assaults targets with rocket projectiles in a live-fire exercise off China's southeast coast.  Taiwan's government said Thursday, April 19, 2018, recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability. The Mainland Affairs Council said there would be no giving in or making of concessions to Beijing and that the situation was being closely monitored. China held live-fire exercises involving attack helicopters off its southeast coast on Wednesday. (Li Shilong/Xinhua News Agency via AP)
Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to regionTaiwan's government says recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability
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Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygenNepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Global stocks take a breather as oil price rally continuesGlobal stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Thursday following a solid rebound based on waning fears about a trade war
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