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Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel during strikeSri Lanka's government has deployed army troops to restore fuel distribution crippled during a strike launched by trade unions who want to stop leases of oil tanks to India and China
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Thai ex-prime minister vows to fight negligence chargeFormer Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence, as a trial that could put her in prison for 10 years enters its final stages
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UK's Boris Johnson tours Sydney Opera House before meetingsBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has toured the Sydney Opera House ahead of high-level bilateral security talks with Australian officials
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US ambassador calls for release of jailed Vietnam activistThe U.S ambassador in Vietnam is calling on the Communist government to release an activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on what the envoy says are vague charges of propaganda against the state.
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In this Monday, July 24, 2017, photo, Indigenous people known as Lumads form the words "Save Lumad Schools" as they join a march of thousands of protesters to coincide with the state of the nation address of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Human rights groups asked Duterte Wednesday, July 26, 2017, to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said international humanitarian law "prohibits attacks on schools and other civilian structures unless they are being used for military purposes," adding that deliberate attacks on civilians, including students and teachers, "is also a war crime." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Rights groups ask Duterte to retract threat to bomb schoolsHuman rights groups have asked the Philippine president to withdraw his threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels
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Beverley Hastie, left, and Karen Baxter hold a sign supporting Cardinal George Pell outside Melbourne Magistrates' Court Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis made his first court appearance in a scandal that has stunned the Holy See and threatened to tarnish the pope's image as a crusader against abusive clergy. (AP Photo/Kristen Gelineau)
Top Vatican official faces Australian court on sex chargesThe most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal has made his first court appearance in Australia
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In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, two Chinese J-10 fighter jets fly in formation during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing. China on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, denied that two of its J-10 fighter jet pilots operated dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China denies its jets operated dangerously in US encounterChina is denying that its fighter jet pilots acted dangerously during an encounter with a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace in which the American pilot took evasive action to avoid a possible collision
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5-story building collapses in India, killing at least 12Officials say a five-story building has collapsed in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 12 others
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Afghan official says roadside mine kills district governorAfghan official says a roadside mine killed the governor of Shebako District in western Farah province along with his son and five bodyguards
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Heavy monsoon rains lash western India, killing 16At least 16 people have been killed this week in heavy monsoon rains that have lashed western India, including the desert state of Rajasthan, with more than 24,000 villagers evacuated to higher ground
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Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with ChinaA Cabinet minister says Sri Lanka's government has approved a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.2 billion Chinese-built port to China, after an initial framework agreement drew public criticism and protests
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Pakistani minister orders probe after reporters mistreatedPakistan's interior minister orders probe into mistreatment of TV reporters by security agents
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UPDATES SECOND SENTENCE - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question during a session of the Upper House Budget Committee in Tokyo Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Abe has faced criticisms from opposition lawmakers for allegedly making false remarks in a widening cronyism scandal in which he is suspected of using his influence to help a friend. (Yoshinobu Shimizu/Kyodo News)
Lawmakers accuse Japan's Abe of false testimony in scandalJapanese lawmakers have questioned Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in parliament for a second day about a cronyism scandal, with some opposition members accusing him of testifying falsely when he denied using his influence to help a friend
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At least 7 dead, 12 missing in boat accident in IndonesiaAn official says a speedboat carrying 48 people has capsized in central Indonesia, killing seven people and leaving 12 others missing
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Two men walk by an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Asian share benchmarks were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics kept most indexes trading within a narrow range. (AP Photo/Sherry Zheng)
Global stocks mostly higher amid earnings reportsStock markets turn higher as investors monitor corporate earnings reports, Federal Reserve meeting
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