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Jeon Myeong-gyu, a former vice chairman of Korea Skating Union, speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. An athletes’ group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen. Jeon said that he feels sorry for Shim and that he didn’t know she was abused. (Choi Jae-gu/Yonhap via AP)
More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skatingAn athletes' group has raised further allegations of sexual abuse in South Korean speed skating following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach
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Taliban attack Afghan military base, killing 12Afghan officials say a Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in a province just outside the capital has killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 30
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China’s economy grew at its lowest pace in three decades last year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Stocks subdued as Chinese growth falls to weakest since '90World stock markets are subdued after China reported that its economy expanded by its slowest pace since 1990.
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Bus collides with oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 13A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing 13 passengers and leaving another 16 with severe burns
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8 drown when boat capsizes in river in southern IndiaPolice say at least eight people drowned when their boat capsized in a river in southern India as they were returning home from a village fair on a nearby island
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Indonesia cleric's release uncertain as gov't starts reviewIndonesia's government is reviewing the president's decision to release radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir following domestic and international criticism.
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Indian police investigate suspected people smuggling to NZPolice in southern India say they are investigating a suspected attempt to illegally transport more than 100 Indians by boat to New Zealand
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Official: Gas explosion kills 3 miners in southwest PakistanMine official: Methane gas explosion in coalmine in southwestern Pakistan kills at least 3 miners
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Thailand commits to policy of not detaining migrant childrenAdvocates for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers are lauding a commitment by Thailand to release children held in its immigration detention centers
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Pakistani PM's party wants ex-president out of parliamentPakistani PM's party asking top court to disqualify ex-president from parliament for allegedly concealing assets abroad
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Cambodia's Hun Sen meets Xi Jinping on Beijing visitCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing that reinforces ties between China and its closest ally in Southeast Asia
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Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018China's population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor pool
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Nepal police search for 5 missing followers of 'Buddha Boy'Police in Nepal are searching for five missing followers of a spiritual leader who is believed by devotees to be a reincarnation of Buddha
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China plans major cut in number of Everest climbersChina says it will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Everest from the northern face by 1/3 this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak
The Associated Press18 hours ago
A Muslim woman casts her vote in a referendum in Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting as the best alternative to a new wave of Islamic State group-inspired militants. (Kyodo News via AP)
Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effortMuslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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