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Live on TV: Samsung heir grilled by South Korean lawmakers
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It's a rare moment of public reckoning for South Korea's most powerful business leaders and possibly the worst day for Samsung's billionaire heir, courtesy of the country's biggest political scandal in years....

Rohingya who fled Myanmar recount killings, rapes, burnings
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away....

Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks....

China sends another 120 army peacekeepers to South Sudan
BEIJING (AP) -- China has sent 120 troops to South Sudan as part of a 700-member U.N. peacekeeping force, deepening its commitment to the troubled East African nation where two Chinese peacekeepers were killed in fighting over the summer....

11 trapped in China's latest coal mine accident
BEIJING (AP) -- A gas explosion has trapped 11 Chinese coal miners underground, in the latest in a string of deadly accidents striking the industry after 53 miners were killed in two similar blasts last week....

Race to replace New Zealand leader Key grows to 3
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The race to replace New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who stunned the nation by resigning this week, got a little crowded Tuesday with three conservative lawmakers saying they want to replace the popular leader....

AP Explains: What's behind persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya
BANGKOK (AP) -- Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority face discrimination and violence from the Buddhist majority in the Southeast Asian country. Their plight generally goes unnoticed by the world at large, even though some rights activists say their persecution amounts to ethnic cleansing. Here are several things to know about the group:...

Philippine VP quits Cabinet in new Duterte dilemma
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine vice president resigned her Cabinet post Monday after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma for the leader....

Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii attacked by Japan in 1941, propelling the United States into World War II....

India's Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalithaa in critical condition
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition after undergoing surgery Monday hours after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said....