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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader sign a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. Washington's annual terrorism report says Pakistan is doing too little to counter terrorist groups particularly those taking aim at enemy India as well as the dreaded Haqqani network operating in Afghanistan. Islamabad bristled at the criticism saying it has been relentless in its assistance to Washington as it be negotiated for more than a year with the Taliban for a peace deal signed on Feb. 29(AP Photo/Hussein Sayed,file)
US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace dealWashington’s envoy to Afghanistan emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region
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Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protestAuthorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food
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Scuba diver killed in Australia shark attackA 20-year-old scuba diver has died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. North Korea on Saturday, July 4, 2020, reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as "hostile" polices toward Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US North Korea is reiterating it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang
The Associated Press15 hours ago
This aerial view shows the site of a mudslide caused by heavy rain in Ashikita town, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Heavy rain triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. (Kyodo News via AP)
Heavy rain floods southern Japan; over a dozen presumed deadHeavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and mudslides, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued
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People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus wait to show the results of a smartphone health check app before they can enter an outdoor shopping mall in Beijing, Saturday, July 4, 2020. China reported a single new case of coronavirus in Beijing on Saturday, plus a few more cases elsewhere believed to have come from abroad. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: 3,000 Australians in Melbourne in hard lockdownAustralia’s Victoria state has recorded 108 new coronavirus cases, forcing authorities to lock down nine public housing towers and three more Melbourne suburbs
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Duterte pleads for calm after police fatally shoot troopsThe Philippine president has flown to the country’s volatile south to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers
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Philippine president signs widely opposed anti-terror lawThe Philippine president has signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders
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Investigator says pilot impaired by fumes in Sydney crashA crash investigator says a seaplane pilot was impaired by carbon monoxide fumes from engine exhaust when he flew off course and crashed into a river near Sydney in 2017 with the loss of six lives
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Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictionsThai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus
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Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drillsThe Philippine foreign secretary is warning China of “the severest response” if ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over into Philippine territory
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Train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan: 22 deadPakistani officials say a passenger train has crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Punjab province, killing at least 22 people
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China sends warning to India amid border clash falloutChina is warning India against making a “strategic miscalculation” following a bloody clash between forces from the two nuclear-armed Asian giants along their disputed border
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Myanmar leader blames joblessness for deadly mining tragedyMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expressing sadness over a landslide at a jade mining site in the country’s north that took at least 172 lives, blaming the tragedy on joblessness
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Was new Chex flavor worth South Koreans' 16-year wait?South Koreans have waited 16 years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong
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