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One of the first battalions to be deployed in the besieged city of Marawi in southern Philippines, arrives to a hero's welcome at Villamor Air Base Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine military has begun to scale down their forces in Marawi after President Rodrigo Duterte declared its liberation  following the killings of the militant leaders after five months of military offensive. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippines troops find dead, soon to declare end of siegePhilippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen inside, two security officials told AP
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A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese Prime Minister Abe wins big in national electionsJapan's leader has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion
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The Latest: Japan ruling bloc retains two-thirds majorityJapan's public television NHK says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition has retained a two-thirds majority in the 465-member lower house in Sunday's election
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India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya MuslimsIndia's foreign minister says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades
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Typhoon brings heavy rain to western Japan, approaches TokyoA powerful typhoon is heading toward Japan's main islands, already bringing heavy rain to western Japan and slightly injuring at least five people
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Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate RohingyaHundreds of hard-line Buddhists have protested to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state
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Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entryIndonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country
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Exit polls project victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition in lower house electionExit polls project victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition in lower house election
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Paramilitary force kills 8 'terrorists' in PakistanPakistan's paramilitary force says it has killed eight alleged "terrorists" in an overnight shootout in Karachi
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Bomb kills former Afghan warlord, bodyguardAn Afghan official says a bomb has killed a former warlord and his bodyguard, and wounded eight other people
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King's legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbyeAs Thailand prepares to cremate its king of 70 years, an era comes to an end amid tears, nostalgia and anxiety
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In this in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, leader of the Party of Hope, delivers a speech during an election campaign for the Oct. 22 lower house election. Koike, her hand forced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision, hastily launched the new party to contest the election. Her Party of Hope briefly stole the limelight from Abe, attracting a slew of defectors from the Democrats. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win the general election, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for winJapanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
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A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for winJapanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
The Associated Press1 day ago
A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan election: How deep is support for Prime Minister Abe?What to look for in Japan's election: Measuring depth of support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is deadThe U.S. government says DNA tests have confirmed the death of one of a key terror suspect who the Philippine military reported was killed n a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city
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