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India to not participate in regional summit in Pakistan
NEW DELHI (AP) -- New Delhi will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations to be held in Islamabad in November, its foreign ministry said in a statement late Tuesday....

Women leaders urge UN chief to press for Korea peace treaty
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Women leaders from 38 countries are urging U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to fulfill a promise he made in 2007 to start a peace process that would turn the armistice that ended the Korean war into a peace treaty before his term ends on Dec. 31....

9 dead, 11 trapped in coal mine explosion in northern China
BEIJING (AP) -- A gas explosion at a coal mine in northwest China on Tuesday killed nine people and left 11 others trapped underground, China's state broadcaster reported....

Strong winds from island-wide typhoon kill 4 in Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Strong winds felled trees and scattered debris as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 160, officials said....

Overcrowded bus slips off mountain road in Nepal, killing 14
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An overcrowded bus slipped off a mountain road in Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, an official said....

Alleged timber smuggler says reporters should honor payoffs
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- An alleged timber smuggler in Cambodia has given journalists a lesson in ethics: People who take bribes should honor their commitments - or be prepared to die....

Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The body of a newspaper editor killed seven years ago was exhumed Tuesday for a fresh investigation as Sri Lanka's government looks anew at multiple unsolved killings of journalists under a previous government....

Trial opens in Pakistan over murder of British woman
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani court on Tuesday opened the trial against the father and ex-husband of a British woman over her alleged rape and murder in the name of so-called honor....

Vietnamese fishermen sue Taiwan steel firm over fish deaths
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday....

Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south. His key officials walk back the remarks and say everything is normal....



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