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FILE - In this July 27, 2014, file photo, North Korean army soldiers watch the south side while South Korean, left, and U.S. Army soldiers stand guard at the truce villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. North and South Korea and the U.S.-led United Nations Command on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border areaThe rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a joint-controlled military zone in the inter-Korean border under a peace agreement between the Koreas
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New law directs payment companies to store data within IndiaA new rule has taken effect in India that directs payment companies to store all transactions data on computers within the country
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Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegationPolice in Thailand say they have dismissed a British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, speaks to the media alongside Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne during a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Morrison said Tuesday that he was open to shifting the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the contested holy city as Israel's capital. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Australia considers moving embassy to JerusalemAustralia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics have described as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election
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FILE - In this March 12, 2017, file photo, Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, speaks on the sideline of the National People's Congress in Beijing, China. The senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country’s far west as a system of training centers that saves Muslims from religious extremism by teaching them to speak Mandarin and accept modern science.  It was a rare instance of the ruling Communist Party publicly detailing its vision of what the extrajudicial detention of an estimated 1 million ethnic minority Uighur and Kazakh Muslims is setting out to achieve. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
China says internment camps are 'free vocational training'A senior Chinese official is describing the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in the country's far west as a system of vocational training centers that saves Muslims from the lure of religious extremism by giving them employable skills
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 policemen in country's northAfghan official: Taliban attack on security outpost in northern province kills 7 policemen, deputy chief
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New Zealand lawmaker accuses opposition leader of corruptionA New Zealand lawmaker has accused the opposition leader of corruption by deliberately hiding a donation from a wealthy Chinese businessman
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Australia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to JerusalemAustralia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
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Family members of Nepalese guides cry as bodies of those killed in Gurja Himal mountain arrive at the Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Rescuers retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides from Gurja Himal mountain, where they were killed when their base camp was swept by a strong storm. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remotenessOfficials say it took two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, and his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon arrive to hold their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroadRival Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad in high-level talks
The Associated Press19 hours ago
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, and his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon arrive to hold their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. (Korea Pool via AP)
The Latest: NKorea-born reporter banned from covering talksA South Korean official has expressed regret over a decision to block a North Korean defector-turned reporter from covering high-level talks between the Koreas at a border village
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Bangladesh newspaper editors protest digital security lawEditors of major daily newspapers in Bangladesh's capital have formed a human chain to protest a new digital security law they say will stifle freedom of speech and press freedom
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A worker walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Global stocks mostly slip on continuing global trade worriesGlobal stocks are mostly down amid worries about global trade and prospects for economic growth.
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India's accused minister files defamation suit amid protestsDozens of members of the Indian National Congress party's youth wing have demanded the resignation of India's junior external affairs minister amid a spate of sexual harassment allegations made against him
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Pakistani PM's party wins less seats than expected in votePakistani PM's party didn't win as many seats as it expected in vote for 35 seats up for grabs in parliament, councils
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