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Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces....

Dominican diplomat pleads guilty, cooperating in UN case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A suspended diplomat from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to new charges in a United Nations bribery scheme on Thursday, revealing himself as a key witness at a Chinese billionaire's trial next month....

Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon - and driving rumors that China is to blame....

Sri Lankan protest demands information on civil war missing
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Shops, offices and schools were closed and public transport was halted in Sri Lanka's former civil war region on Thursday in support of families who are demanding information from the government about loved ones listed as having disappeared during the conflict....

Kashmir civilian killed, 7 injured during anti-India protest
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- A 70-year-old civilian was killed and seven people were injured during an anti-India protest that erupted Thursday following a gunbattle that killed three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir, police said....

Suspected Muslim insurgents in S. Thailand kill 4 soldiers
HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) -- Suspected Muslim insurgents killed four paramilitary army rangers Thursday in an ambush in southern Thailand, in the latest high-profile attack in the troubled region....

Cambodian PM wants US to amend deportation agreement
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's prime minister said Thursday that he wants to amend a 15-year-old pact with Washington that calls for Cambodians with permanent resident status in the United States to be repatriated if they have been convicted of a felony crime....

Militant group: Pakistan using prisoner for propaganda
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Taliban in Pakistan has accused the country's premier intelligence service of using a notorious captured militant leader to give the impression the group is being funded by foreign spy agencies to orchestrate attacks, a militant spokesman said....

Duterte says he won't raise sea feud win vs. China in summit
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine president says he will not raise his country's arbitration victory against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea during a Southeast Asian summit he hosts this weekend, a stance that critics say is subservient to Beijing....

Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai prosecutors will ask police to issue an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull fortune if he does not show up to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a police officer almost five years ago, officials said Thursday....