Mongolia's ruling party candidate loses in presidential race
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) -- The Mongolian ruling party's candidate lost in presidential elections to a populist business tycoon and a nationalist wanting the country to benefit more from its mineral wealth, preliminary results early Tuesday showed. The election was headed for a runoff....
Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center....
Myanmar army holds reporters who covered rebel drug burning
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar's military on Monday detained seven people, including three journalists, who observed the destruction of illegal drugs by an ethnic rebel group fighting the government....
German hiker missing on dormant Indonesian volcano
BERASTAGI, Indonesia (AP) -- Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for a German hiker who has been missing for five days since he began climbing a dormant volcano, an official said Monday....
Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 157....
Thai democracy activist indicted on year-old charges
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai court on Monday heard year-old charges against a pro-democracy activist arrested over the weekend, as the military government sought to discourage commemorations of the anniversary of the country's 1932 transition from an absolute to constitutional monarchy....
Trump's Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Authorities in Indonesia have issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general, officials said Monday....
China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
BEIJING (AP) -- Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday....
China sentences 16 from Australia's Crown Resorts to prison
SHANGHAI (AP) -- A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the company and an Australian official said....
Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer
BEIJING (AP) -- Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer....
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