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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, second left, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, second right, present a giant floral garland to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the stock market soared in anticipation of another five-year term for the pro-business Hindu nationalist leader. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India's ruling party takes 303 of 525 seats in election winIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party after his thunderous victory in national elections
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Police say fire kills 15 students in western IndiaIndian police say at least 15 students were killed in a fire that broke out in a four-story building in the western city of Surat
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Indian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of GujaratIndian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of Gujarat
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HK leader protests over German asylum for dissidentsHong Kong's leader has summoned the German consul to complain about Germany granting political asylum to two Hong Kong political activists
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Woman accused of Chile kidnaps asks for bail in Sydney courtA lawyer for a woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to the country's 1973-1990 military dictatorship has denied in a Sydney court that she was involved in the disappearances of seven people
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Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2Afghan police official: Explosion at a mosque in eastern Kabul kills 2, including prayer leader
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The screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won are seen as currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 24, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the standoff between the U.S. and China over trade might expand put investors in a selling mood. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Global stocks recover with focus on trade, BrexitGlobal shares bounce back after Wall Street sell-off
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Thai king opens 1st session of elected assembly since coupThailand's king has addressed the first session of an elected parliament since the military staged a coup in 2014, advising lawmakers to take their responsibilities seriously because their actions will affect national security and the people's well-being
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Utah climber dies after scaling Everest in 7 summit bidMountaineering officials say an American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents by reaching the summit of Mount Everest died of probable altitude sickness on the way down
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi. North Korea says nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless Washington changes its negotiating tactics. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
NKorea says talks won't resume unless US changes positionNorth Korea says stalled nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the Trump administration moves away from what the North describes as unilateral demands for disarmament.
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Two same-sex couples pose for a photo at the household registration office to register their legal marriage in Xingyi District in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 24, 2019. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration office on the first day that a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage has taken effect. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)
Same-sex couples start registering marriages in TaiwanHundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to the household registration office on the first day that a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage has taken effect
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India troops kill top Kashmir militant linked to al-QaidaGovernment forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, and authorities restricted internet access and enforced a curfew to prevent anti-India protests
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Pakistan official: Bomb at Quetta mosque kills 2, wounds 28Medical official: 2 killed, 28 wounded in bomb explosion at a mosque in restive southwestern city of Quetta
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North Korea says nuclear negotiations with United States will never resume unless Washington changes its positionNorth Korea says nuclear negotiations with United States will never resume unless Washington changes its position
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Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killerCambodia's Supreme Court has upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic three years ago
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