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Xi accrues power, worrying critics and delighting supporters
BEIJING (AP) -- The model lunar rover didn't much impress the retiree in a cotton Mao jacket visiting an exhibition of Chinese achievements under President Xi Jinping. Nor did the displays charting China's climate change progress or other technological advancements....

China lifts Xi's status to most powerful leader in decades
BEIJING (AP) -- The ruling Communist Party on Tuesday formally lifted Xi Jinping's status to China's most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion....

New Zealand aims to go green with electricity, tree planting
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's incoming government is hoping to make the nation greener by planting 100 million trees each year, ensuring the electricity grid runs entirely from renewable energy, and spending more money on cycle ways and rail transport....

Women on trial visit scene of attack on North Korean scion
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) -- The two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were taken back to the scene of the crime on Tuesday as their murder trial moved from the courtroom to the Malaysian airport for a three-hour inspection tour under heavy police guard....

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong freed on bail pending appeal
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's highest court freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail Tuesday pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014....

Australian forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare
CLARK, Philippines (AP) -- Australia will deploy its forces to train Filipino troops on urban warfare following a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants on Marawi city in the southern Philippines, the Australian defense chief said Tuesday....

Teen kayaker says shark attack was like everything in 'Jaws'
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- A massive great white shark was thrashing in the water on top of an upended kayak. But an Australian dad couldn't see his daughter....

Mysterious braid-chopping bandits have Kashmiris in panic
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Hundreds of young men - armed with knives, cricket bats and iron rods - patrol the nighttime streets of India-controlled Kashmir these days, hoping their ad-hoc vigilante groups will deter the mysterious bandits reportedly chopping off women's long, woven hair....

Asian stock markets slightly higher after Wall Street loss
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets edged up Tuesday after Wall Street slid overnight as investors looked for new drivers for trading activity....

The Latest: Suspect in Kim murder emotional on airport visit
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) -- The Latest on the trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing North Korean ruler's half brother (all times local):...