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Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh on Saturday to meet Rohingya Muslim women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.


Speeding jeep kills 9 schoolchildren in eastern India

PATNA, India (AP) — A speeding jeep plowed through a group of schoolchildren crossing a road in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine and injuring 10 of them.


Inmates escape Philippine jail after guard leaves

JOLO, Philippines (AP) — At least 29 detainees escaped from a jail in the southern Philippines on Saturday when a guard briefly left his post, but 17 of them were immediately captured when law enforcers fired warning shots, police said.


Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said.


Pakistan promises to expedite steps to curb terror financing

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister says the Islamic nation will expedite steps to curb terror financing and money laundering a day after the country avoided ending up on a terror watch list by a global task force.


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The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local):


Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's president that she would use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.


Islamic State group in statement on website claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State group in statement on website claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack in Afghan capital.


Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, 1 hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — One of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state exploded Saturday morning, injuring a police officer, authorities said.


Afghan interior ministry spokesman says an explosion has occurred in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan interior ministry spokesman says an explosion has occurred in Kabul.


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Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.


Myanmar bulldozes what was left of Rohingya Muslim villages

BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar's government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.


Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for the construction of a fence and related projects along the border with Bangladesh in Rakhine state, from which about 700,000 members of its persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority have fled violence since last August.


Trump Jr. 'loves' Indian media covering his business visit

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. president's son heaped praise on the Indian media and complained of coverage at home, as he neared the end of a whirlwind trip across India promoting Trump-brand luxury real estate.


2 Trump children in Asia; 2 approaches to the world

Ivanka Trump's appearance at this weekend's closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics on behalf of the White House and the United States is a softer bookend to Vice President Mike Pence's awkward visit during the opening ceremony. Ivanka Trump has some popularity in Asia, and the perception of her as a smoother player in her father's administration — and, not inconsequentially, a younger one as well — allows the United States a photogenic representative at a games dominated by unusually adept PR moves from North Korea. The big question is this: After seeing some final events and glad-handing some American athletes, will she be placed in the same position as Pence — in a VIP box with a North Korean delegation? And if so, how will she respond and will she, unlike Pence, choose to interact? The answer could provide a coda to an extraordinary two weeks of Olympic political optics — and offer hints of the Trump administration's approach in coming weeks when it comes to the thawing of North-South relations on the Korean Peninsula.


Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician.


Stocks mixed as Wall Street seen edging higher

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets slipped in Europe on Friday, but Wall Street was expected to rise on the open and Asian indexes closed higher.


Building starts on Afghan leg of Turkmenistan gas pipeline

SERHETABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Construction has begun on the Afghanistan stretch of an ambitious pipeline that is to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.


Af-Pak officials inaugurate long-awaited gas pipeline

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister launched a 1,814 kilometer (1,130 mile) gas pipeline on Friday that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and eventually to India.


BMW looking at Chinese-made electric MINI

BEIJING (AP) — BMW Group said Friday it is talking with China's biggest SUV maker about a possible partnership to produce electric versions of its MINI as automakers ramp up electric development under pressure from Beijing to meet sales quotas.


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Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt
Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Airstrikes on suburbs of Syrian capital claim more lives

Airstrikes on suburbs of Syrian capital claim more lives

Egypt court fines leading activist over insulting judiciary
As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capital

As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capital

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Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

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European Central Bank says Latvia's ABLV failing, to wind up

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Armani denounces easy emotional appeals on and off runway

Armani denounces easy emotional appeals on and off runway

EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

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