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Maldives court annuls ex-VP's conviction in boat explosion

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in the Maldives has set aside the conviction and 15-year prison term given the former vice president on allegations he conspired to assassinate former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.


Indonesian court sentences Frenchman to death for drugs

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman to death for smuggling 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) of drugs to the tourist island of Lombok, even though prosecutors had only sought a 20-year sentence.


Pakistan ends offshore drilling after no gas, oil were found

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's ministry of petroleum says authorities are ending offshore drilling off the Karachi coast in the Arabian Sea after no reservoirs of oil or gas were found.


Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region.


South Korea vows to send aid to North quickly, may send food

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea vowed Monday to move quickly on plans to provide $8 million worth of medical and nutritional aid for North Korean children through U.N. agencies while it also considers sending broader food aid to the country, which says it is suffering its worst drought in decades.


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China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets.


US ambassador in China makes rare visit to Tibet

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China is making a rare visit to Tibet to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhist practices and the preservation of the Himalayan region's unique culture and language.


At least 3 killed in China building collapse

BEIJING (AP) — At least three people were killed and four others buried in the collapse of a building in southern China on Monday, authorities said.


Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory.


Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps.


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Japan economy expands 2%, 2nd straight quarter of growth

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion, according to government data released Monday.


Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


Report: More companies in China handing over technology

BEIJING (AP) — The number of foreign companies that feel compelled to hand over technology in exchange for Chinese market access — an issue that sparked President Donald Trump's tariff fight with Beijing — has doubled since two years ago despite official promises to end such pressure, a business group reported Monday.


Conservatives look set to form gov't after Australia vote

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as counting of votes from Australia's election allays fears his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority.


India's marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies.


Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

SYDNEY (AP) — A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise.


Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a gun battle between illegal armed groups has killed at least nine people in the northeastern Takhar province.


The Latest: India's mammoth national election ends

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general election (all times local):


Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday recovered the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on the world's third-tallest peak this past week and flew them to Nepal's capital.


AP PHOTOS: Indians vote in final phase of election

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's marathon general election, the world's largest democratic exercise, is nearing the finish line.


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Naked man broke into 2 Missouri homes; no signs of theft
Suspect held in killing of Alabama officer, 2 more wounded

Suspect held in killing of Alabama officer, 2 more wounded

Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains
Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end'

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end'

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Lebanese budget protesters blasted with water cannons
Palestinians say US conference doomed without political plan

Palestinians say US conference doomed without political plan

Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could 'burn' Iraq

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Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end'

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face 'end'

The Latest: Britain warns Iran not to underestimate US

The Latest: Britain warns Iran not to underestimate US

NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violation
Ukraine's new leader moves quickly to dissolve parliament

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Brexiteer Farage splattered in latest UK milkshake attack

Brexiteer Farage splattered in latest UK milkshake attack

EU rejects claim that its car exports threaten US security

EU rejects claim that its car exports threaten US security

German central bank expects feeble growth in second quarter

German central bank expects feeble growth in second quarter

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