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Malaysian death sentences commuted for 3 Mexican brothers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer said Friday.


Anti-India rebels abduct and kill 3 policemen in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say rebels fighting against Indian rule have abducted and killed three police officers in disputed Kashmir.


Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A decade after people took to the streets to welcome democracy to the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, voters head to the polls on Sunday in what has become a referendum on whether democracy will stay.


Head of Chinese energy agency snared in graft probe

BEIJING (AP) — The head of China's energy planning agency has been snared in President Xi Jinping's marathon anti-corruption campaign.


Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61 due to illness

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died. He was 61.


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Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness.


AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A resident stands beside tin-roof houses swept away by ferocious winds of Typhoon Mangkhut, which set off deadly landslides and flooding in the northern Philippines before pounding Hong Kong and southern China.


Empty places at the table: Uighur children missing in China

ISTANBUL (AP) — Chinese authorities are placing the children of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities into dozens of state-run orphanages across the far western Xinjiang region, as around 1 million adults in their families are sent to internment camps.


China's Uighurs despair of children's fate in hands of state

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive.


Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating.


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Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

NAGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and police have forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 22 people in a central region.


A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens.


Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers say they've identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world may be located.


Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations, an official said Thursday, in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation.


China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Chinese government has turned four of Meripet's children into orphans, even though she and her husband are alive.


UN chief: No inter-Korean success without US-NKorea success

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that negotiations between the two Koreas won't be successful unless there is simultaneous success in U.S.-North Korean negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.


Nebraska agencies aiding refugees living in squalor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Social service agencies are scrambling to help up to 500 refugees who may have to find new places to live because of the squalid conditions in their Nebraska apartment complex.


The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):


Prosecutors in Minneapolis to review Liu sexual assault case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police have finished their initial investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Chinese billionaire Richard Liu and have turned the case over to prosecutors for possible charges, prosecutors announced Thursday.


Taiwan tracing US gun company owner accused of sex with girl

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Thursday it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward.


It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Brendan Kennedy

Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

The Latest: Sheriff sorry for racial remarks, won't resign
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Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Egypt court orders release of former president's sons

Gamal Mubarak, Alaa Mubarak

Hezbollah leader boasts group has 'highly accurate' missiles

Hezbollah leader boasts group has 'highly accurate' missiles

Turkey expects lower growth amid currency turmoil

Turkey expects lower growth amid currency turmoil

Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

Cardinal hires judge to review church sex abuse policies

Timothy Dolan

Turkey frees prominent opposition lawmaker Berberoglu
Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

The Latest: Russia says 3,000 Syrians back home in last week

Mikhail Mizintsev

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

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