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Rights group says Pakistan's police commit widespread abuse
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Human Rights Watch said Monday that Pakistan's corrupt and ill-equipped police system encouraged serious rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, torture and "encounter killings," in which police stage shootouts to kill individuals in custody....

Philippines' Duterte to forge closer ties with China, Russia
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he has decided to "cross the Rubicon" in his ties with the United States and will open trade alliances and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier," China and Russia....

Myanmar's Suu Kyi suffering from exhaustion after long trip
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from weakness and exhaustion after two weeks of travel to Britain and the United States, her office said Monday....

Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact....

Thai police seek ID on dismembered body found in freezer
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police are attempting to identify a dismembered body found in a freezer when they raided an apartment and arrested three men - two thought to be American and one British - suspected of trafficking in forged passports....

South Korean farmer injured in Nov. protest dies in hospital
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Dozens of activists Monday were commemorating a South Korean farmer who died in a hospital almost a year after being knocked unconscious by water cannons during anti-government protests....

China investigating North Korean bank, report says
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities are investigating a North Korean bank suspected of financing its government's imports of goods that might be used by the North's nuclear weapons program, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday....

Teenage surfer stable after shark attack at Australian beach
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A teenage surfer was in stable condition after he was bitten by a shark Monday at the same Australian beach where a Japanese surfer was fatally mauled last year, officials said....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said last week that he will invite the U.N. chief and European Union officials to investigate his bloody anti-drug crackdown, but only if he can question them in public afterward to prove their human rights concerns are baseless. Duterte disclosed the offer in a speech in which he again lashed out at critics of his crackdown, including President Barack Obama and European countries. More than 3,000 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed since July and more than 600,000 others have surrendered for fear of being killed in Duterte's crackdown....

Powerful quake rattles Japan's southern island of Okinawa
TOKYO (AP) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has rattled Okinawa and other southern Japanese islands, but there was no danger of a tsunami....