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An Indian man inspects a house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Korotana village, in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19,2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
India accuses Pakistan of fresh attacks on Kashmir frontierIndian officials say a teenage boy and a soldier have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
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Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, right, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade
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Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lakeThousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore.
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Park Dong-joo/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea asks North to explain canceled visitSouth Korea requests North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
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Southern Californians charged with Chinese export schemeTwo Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges that they illegally exported computer chips with military applications to China
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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Chinese scholar caseU.S. prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China
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US prosecutors to seek the death penalty for man charged with killing University of Illinois scholar from China.US prosecutors to seek the death penalty for man charged with killing University of Illinois scholar from China.
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Radio Free Europe says Pakistan closes its bureauRadio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Pakistani authorities have closed the Islamabad bureau of its Pashto-language Radio Mashaal after Pakistan's intelligence agency accused it of airing programs "against the interest of Pakistan."
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Damaged Navy ship arrives in Mississippi for repairsMississippi residents are being encouraged to come out and wave flags as a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer arrives for repairs Friday
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An Indian man inspects a house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Suchetgarh village , in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19,2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in KashmirTensions between India and Pakistan have soared along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
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N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupeNorth Korea has canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by an art troupe she also leads during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
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Prosecutor: Woman stole gold to pay mom's medical expensesA woman charged with stealing $40,000 worth of gold from her employer to pay for her sick mother's medical expenses has avoided jail
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China police take away lawyer who wrote letter urging reformThe wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer says her husband was taken into police custody while taking their son to school
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Stocks rise despite looming US government closureModest gains for world shares as US government closure looms, dollar retreats
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China calls deadly tanker collision 'unprecedented'A Chinese official says the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts
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