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Top officials say US must confront Russia for arming Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday....

Philippine troops kill militants, seize jungle camp in south
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military says troops backed by aircraft have captured a jungle camp belonging to an extremist band allied with the Islamic State group and killed several militants in the country' south....

Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said....

The Latest: US general suggests Russia arming Taliban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' visit to Afghanistan (all times local):...

Maoist rebels kill at least 24 Indian paramilitary soldiers
PATNA, India (AP) -- Maoist rebels killed at least 24 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police said....

Oil workers' strike triggers gasoline lines in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Long lines formed at gasoline stations across Sri Lanka on Monday as workers at a state-run petroleum company went on strike to protest a government plan to lease out oil tanks to neighboring India....

Report: Companies not complying with Bangladesh garment plan
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Dozens of global clothing companies are not complying with a plan to ensure better safety in Bangladesh garment factories following the deadly collapse of a building four years ago, a rights group said Monday....

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Anti-India protests on Monday triggered clashes between students and government forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as authorities reopened schools after a weeklong suspension of classes....

Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard
BROADBEACH, Australia (AP) -- Billionaire Elon Musk is getting close with actress Amber Heard....

New Zealand: US doctor must pay reparations for deadly crash
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A Wisconsin heart surgeon who was vacationing in New Zealand when he caused a highway accident that killed two people and injured four others was ordered Monday to make reparation payments but avoided jail time....