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Local media persons mob men convicted of gay sex, center, as they Shariah law officials escort them to a mosque to be publicly caned in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The two men in the province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture." (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sexTwo men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture"
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Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern cityPhilippine troops have battled heavily armed militants allied with the Islamic State group in an effort to capture a top extremist suspect in a southern city where the gunmen burned houses to sow confusion
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Pakistan warns anti-state social media posts to face chargesPakistan's interior minister warns that people posting "anti-state" content on social media will face charges
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Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China SeaIndonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped its waters following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea
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Australia and Peru to begin negotiating free trade agreementAustralia plans to start negotiating a free trade deal with Peru as part of a new Australian push to open Latin American markets for beef, wheat and wine exports
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Thai PM condemns hospital bombing as security boostedA human rights watchdog condemned the bombing of a Thai hospital that wounded more than 20 people on the third anniversary of a military coup, saying the blast was an inexcusable crime
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and Japanese yen-U.S. dollar exchange rate at a securities firm Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Tokyo. Asian shares meandered Tuesday after a strong overnight lead from Wall Street was vanquished by an explosion in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
European markets push higher on strong economic newsGlobal shares mixed after Manchester explosion; oil prices fall back
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2 army rangers killed in troubled southern ThailandPolice say attackers in southern Thailand fatally shot two army rangers at close range, the latest killings in a region that has been plagued by a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency
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Afghan attacks kill 8 soldiers, policeman, 7 civiliansAfghan officials say Taliban, other attacks have killed at least 8 soldiers, 7 civilians, 1 policeman
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EU envoy defends grants after Philippines' aid rejectionThe European Union's ambassador to the Philippines said Tuesday he will seek clarification from Manila about its decision to reject new grants from his grouping as he defended the EU's aid
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Pakistani opposition criticizes PM over Saudi-Trump summitPakistan opposition leader criticizes premier for allegedly 'ineffective' visit to Saudi Arabia for summit with Trump
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In this Monday, May 22, 2017 photo, South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled howitzers fire during the annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea. South Korea's military said Tuesday, May 23, 2017, it fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea. (Lim Byung-shick/Yonhap via AP)
S. Korea fires shots at N. Korea after object crosses borderSouth Korea's military says it has fired warning shots at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea
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Nepali climbers say outcrop near top of Everest is intactNepali climbers say the rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest known as the "Hillary Step" is intact, disputing a British climber's claim the feature had collapsed
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Protesters shout anti-approve conspiracy bill slogans during a rally in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Japan's expected passage of legislation to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes is raising protests over potential expansion of state powers that critics fear could be used to undermine basic civil liberties. Placards read "No to conspiracy bill!!" (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
'Conspiracy bill' draws backlash in Japan over state powersJapan's lower house has approved a bill that allows authorities to punish those found guilty of planning serious crimes
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South Korean military says it fired warning shot after unidentified object flew south from North KoreaSouth Korean military says it fired warning shot after unidentified object flew south from North Korea
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