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Pakistan police officer fired over killings is shot deadPolice in Pakistan say gunmen have shot and killed a former police officer who was fired over the 2011 killing of five Chechen women in the southwestern city of Quetta
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Afghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attackAfghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attack
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The Latest: Koreas planning exchanges of other advance teamsThe Latest: North Korea has offered to send another advance team to South Korea this week to look at accommodation facilities at next month's Winter Olympics.
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Afghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday morningAfghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday morning
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Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trialMyanmar military has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state
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Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17A blaze at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital has killed 17 people
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2 Indonesian hostages released by their Abu Sayyaf captorsTwo Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors
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An Indian family rides a motorcycle as they move to a safer place following firing from the Pakistan side of the border in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.  Police say two civilians and a soldier have been killed as Pakistani soldiers on Saturday continued targeting Indian border posts and villages with mortar shells and automatic gunfire for the fourth straight day in Jammu region.(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Kashmir fighting escalates between India, PakistanIndian and Pakistani troops have traded fire along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a soldier in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region.
The Associated Press2 days ago
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Park Dong-joo/Yonhap via AP)
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to SouthNorth Korea on Saturday proposed to send a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.
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China says US warship violated sovereignty near ScarboroughThe Chinese government accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea
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Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, right, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade
The Associated Press2 days ago
Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lakeThousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore.
The Associated Press2 days ago
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