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Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set upThe prosecution of 2 Myanmar journalists accused of violating a state secrets law by acquiring official documents has suffered a setback after a police officer testified that he and his colleagues were ordered to entrap the reporters
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Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 5 in eastern provinceAfghan official says a roadside bomb has killed 5 people in eastern Nangarhar province
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Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya in seas off AcehPolice in Indonesia say fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from a boat stranded off Aceh province
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Australia won't abandon S. China Sea patrols after encounterAustralia's prime minister says his country has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Police in Indonesia say fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from boat stranded off Aceh provincePolice in Indonesia say fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from boat stranded off Aceh province
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A man walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 20, 2018. Asian stock markets drifted mostly lower on Friday snapping two straight days of gains as Apple suppliers in the region weighed on the broader market. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Global shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlookGlobal shares are lower on trade worries and tech outlook after the IMF warned over the potential for trade tensions
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Members of Unification Church ride bicycles past the military wire fences during the Peace Road event to celebrate upcoming a summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, April 20, 2018. North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summitNorth and South Korea have installed a telephone hotline between their leaders as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Nepal airport reopens after plane skids off runwayNepal's only international airport has reopened after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway, forcing a halt to all flights
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People use their mobile phones to take pictures as a Shariah law official whips a woman who is convicted of prostitution during a public caning outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Friday, April 20, 2018. Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds. The canings were possibly the last to be carried out before large crowds in Aceh after the province's governor announced earlier this month that the punishments would be moved indoors. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affectionIndonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution
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Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, center, wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference with Wan Azizah, right, wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, April 20, 2018. The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future. (AP Photo/Eileen Ng)
Mahathir's wife urges Malaysian women to be 'queenmakers'The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future
The Associated Press3 hours ago
North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next FridayNorth and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday
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Newlywed couple among 7 killed in Pakistan highway accidentPakistani police say newlyweds, 5 other family members killed in highway crash in country's south
The Associated Press5 hours ago
AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Koreas prepare for next week's summit; Taiwan and China hold military exercises; Duterte is presented a rifle by the outgoing national police chief
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Ahead of summits, North Korea's ruling party calls meetingNorth Korea's ruling party has called a meeting to discuss "new stage" of policies ahead of summits with Seoul, Washington
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Moon faces tough challenges ahead of summit with KimA look at key points ahead of the Kim-Moon summit, which will be only the third summit between the Koreas since their 1950-53 war
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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