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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his third State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Quezon city, Manila, Philippines Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Chaotic congress row delays Duterte speech, rebel dealA leadership row has erupted in the Philippine House of Representatives, delaying President Rodrigo Duterte's delivery of his annual state of the nation address and passage of a crucial Muslim rebel autonomy deal
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Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Pakistan will hold general election on July 25. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
Pakistan party: Jailed ex-PM needs to be taken to hospitalParty of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Sharif urges authorities to move him to hospital because of deteriorating health
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India cuts oil imports from Iran by a quarter in past yearFacing the threat of U.S. oil sanctions on Iran, India continued to rely on Iraq as its top oil supplier in the April-June quarter, followed by Iran and Saudi Arabia
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Indian mob lynches woman on rumors of child kidnappingPolice say a woman was lynched in central India on rumors that she was part of a gang that kidnapped children, days after the country's highest court called for immediate steps to control deadly mob violence across the country
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during a press conference at Foreign Press Center Japan, in Tokyo, Monday, July 23, 2018.  Japan recorded its highest temperature ever Monday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea. "The weather recently in Tokyo and across Japan is like being in a sauna," Tokyo Gov. Koike said at a news conference that highlighted the 2020 Summer Olympics, which open in Tokyo two years from Tuesday.(AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
Record high in Japan as heat wave grips the regionThe temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Relatives bury Mohammad Akhtar, the driver for the Agence France Presse news agency who was killed in yesterday's suicide attack, in Guldara district, north of capital Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 23, 2018. An Afghan spokesman said there has been a large explosion near the Kabul airport shortly after the country's controversial first vice president landed on his return from abroad. Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum and members of his entourage were unharmed in the explosion on Sunday, which took place as his convoy had already left the airport. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Official: Gunmen kill 4 civilians in mosque in AfghanistanAfghan official: Gunmen open fire inside mosque in eastern province, killing 4 worshippers
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A visitor to a hospital looks at a poster with information on rabies vaccine in Beijing, China, Monday, July 23, 2018. China's No. 2 leader has ordered an investigation of its vaccine industry after violations by a rabies vaccine producer prompted a public outcry following scandals over shoddy drugs and food. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Chinese leaders order probe over vaccine scandalChina's leaders order an investigation after violations by a rabies vaccine maker prompts public outcry
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A currency trader watches the computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Trade tensions stalk markets at start of busy earnings weekWorld stocks mixed as G-20 draws attention to trade disputes
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Activists slam punishment of raped girl who had abortionActivists have criticized a six-month prison sentence given to a 15-year-old Indonesian girl who had an abortion after being raped by her brother
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Vietnam flooding kills 20, leaves over a dozen missingFlooding triggered by a tropical storm has killed at least 20 people and left over a dozen missing in northern Vietnam
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South Korean police officers arrive for investigation at the site of lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan's death in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. The prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been found dead in a possible suicide. (Cho Sung-bong/Newsis via AP)
Prominent S. Korea politician found dead in possible suicideA prominent liberal South Korean lawmaker embroiled in a corruption scandal was found dead in what appeared to be one of the country's most high-profile suicide in recent years
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this July 18, 2018, photo,  people watch the thermometer which reads 41.2 degree Celsius (106.16 degree Fahrenheit) near Tajimi station, Gifu prefecture, central Japan.  Searing hot temperatures are forecast for wide swaths of Japan and South Korea in a long-running heat wave. The mercury is expected to reach 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, July 23, 2018, in the city of Nagoya in central Japan and reach 37 in Tokyo. Deaths have been reported almost every day. (Yoshiaki Sakamoto/Kyodo News via AP)
The Latest: Tokyo says addressing heat key to 2020 OlympicsOn the hottest day this year, the governor of Japan's capital says that measures to deal with the summer heat are one of the pillars of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaRecent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in disputes over territorial rights in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Sri Lanka leader vows to end moratorium on death penaltySri Lanka's president says the government will still end its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment despite requests by the European Union and other diplomatic missions not to do so
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In Pakistan's elections, minorities face daunting challengePakistan's minorities face uphill struggle as they seek a voice in elections this week in the Muslim-majority nation
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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