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New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'Malaysia's new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers
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A man browses his smartphone in front of an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Asian shares are falling as investors fret over slowing economic growth, especially in China. Technology stocks and oil and metals prices skidded overnight on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
European stock markets pick up after losses in AsiaStock markets are higher in European trading after Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and a downbeat day in Asia
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Men carry the coffin of a relative who died in Wednesday's deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day's horrific suicide bombing in a Shiite area of Kabul to 34 killed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan IS branch claims deadly attack on Shiites in KabulAs Kabul's Shiites mourn their dead, hold funeral services, IS claims horrific suicide bombing that killed 34 students
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Vietnam finds activist guilty of anti-government chargesA court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the Communist government
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Security personnel arrived at the site of a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighbourhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Both the resurgent Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan have targeted Shiites in the past, considering them to be heretics. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
The Latest: IS claims deadly Kabul attack on Shiite studentsThe Latest: Islamic State group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul
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FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan. Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother were told Thursday to make their defense after the judge found evidence of a "well-planned conspiracy," extending their murder trial until next year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam's murderTwo women on trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their defense, extending the murder trial for several months
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Islamic State group claims responsibility for the suicide blast that struck a Shiite area in Kabul, killing 34 studentsIslamic State group claims responsibility for the suicide blast that struck a Shiite area in Kabul, killing 34 students
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Australian sex abuse victim settles with Catholic orderA 74-year-old man with terminal cancer says he can die happy after reaching a 1 million Australian dollar ($727,000) landmark settlement against a Catholic religious order for sexual abuse he suffered in Australia more than 50 years ago
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Rights group: Change needed for free election in MaldivesAn international human rights group says the Maldives government is intimidating the political opposition and the media and that threatens the prospects for a fair presidential election next month
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Former Indian PM Vajpayee in critical condition in hospitalIndia's top leaders and politicians are visiting the New Delhi hospital where doctors say former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is in critical condition after a prolonged illness
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, left, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Doan and Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
The Latest: Indonesian to testify when murder trial resumesIndonesian Siti Aisyah will be the first witness to testify when the murder trial in the killing of Kim Jong Nam resumes in November
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Indonesian Siti Aisyah will be first witness to testify when trial in Kim Jong Nam slaying resumes in NovemberIndonesian Siti Aisyah will be first witness to testify when trial in Kim Jong Nam slaying resumes in November
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Afghan authorities revise down the death toll from previous day's suicide bombing in Shite area to 34 killed, not 48Afghan authorities revise down the death toll from previous day's suicide bombing in Shite area to 34 killed, not 48
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The two women accused of killing North Korean leader's half brother say they will testify in their defenseThe two women accused of killing North Korean leader's half brother say they will testify in their defense
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Indonesian president urges tolerance in annual speechIndonesia's president urged the country to embrace its founding spirt of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year
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