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Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrestedA Philippine court has rejected a petition by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration to have his fiercest critic in the Senate arrested, in a legal setback for Duterte that the senator called a victory for democracy
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, the U.S.-led United Nations Command, left, South Korean, center, and North Korean, right, military officers attend a meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Military officers from the two Koreas and the U.S.-led U.N. Command met again at the Koreas' border village Monday to examine an ongoing effort to disarm the area. (South Korea Defense Ministry via AP)
Koreas finish removing land mines from border villageKoreas complete removing mines from border village in part of efforts to disarm the area
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Monday although Chinese benchmarks rallied after officials put a positive spin on the country’s slowing economy. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
World stocks push past growth worries in China, ItalyWorld markets are higher, brushing off potential concerns about slower growth in China and a credit rating downgrade of Italy over its spending plans.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Abe to bring business leaders to Beijing amid US trade spatAround 500 Japanese business leaders will accompany Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he visits Beijing this week, amid an ongoing China-U.S. trade feud
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, briefs journalists at the site of a train derailment in Yilan county in northeastern Taiwan on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Passengers were killed and injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)
Taiwan president calls for clear probe of fatal train crashTaiwan's president pressed for a quick, transparent investigation into the cause of the island's worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended
The Associated Press1 day ago
Center-left party to rule Bhutan after elections victoryThe center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party has won the most seats in Parliamentary elections in Bhutan, a South Asian country in the eastern Himalayan mountain range with a population of around 800,000 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger over deathsArmed soldiers and police deployed in Indian-controlled Kashmir as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a strike to mourn the deaths of civilians and armed rebels during confrontation with government forces
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center, delivers a formal apology to Australia's victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. His emotional speech delivered in Parliament before hundreds of survivors followed the conclusions of a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the nations' highest level of inquiry. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
PM formally apologizes to Australian child sex abuse victimsAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a formal apology to the country's victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long journey
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Search ends, derailed train cars turned uprightWork crews have moved derailed train cars upright after a search for victims ended at the site of a train derailment in Taiwan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaRecent developments in the South China Sea: Joint naval drills being held with Southeast Asian navies and China; US and Chinese defense chiefs talk at regional security meeting
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Supporters of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the president-elect of the Maldives, celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The Maldives' top court has dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking an annulment of last month's presidential election results. The five-member Supreme Court ruled that the election was conducted within the law. The Election Commission had declared opposition alliance candidate Solih the winner of the Sept. 23 election against President Yameen Abdul Gayoom. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
Maldives' Supreme Court refuses to annul presidential voteThe Maldives' Supreme Court says last month's presidential election was conducted within the law, dismissing the outgoing president's petition to annul the results
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Death toll in Taiwan derailment stands at 18Death toll from Taiwan train derailment stands at 18; more than 170 hurt
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