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Tokyo votes for governor as it readies for 2020 Olympics
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's capital is voting Sunday for its leader after two predecessors resigned over money scandals as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Olympics, and hopes to lead the nation in an economic turnaround....

Philippine president calls off truce after rebel attack
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a weeklong cease-fire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline, in an early setback to his efforts to end one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions....

US Army secretary says US-South Korea war games to proceed
JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (AP) -- U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning says annual war games between the United States and South Korea will go ahead next month, despite North Korea's warning of a "vicious" showdown if the military drills proceed....

Monsoon floods kill at least 52 people in India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Indian authorities on Saturday tried to rescue thousands of people stranded in flooded villages after a week of heavy rain killed at least 52 people and uprooted tens of thousands of others from their homes in the states of Assam in the remote northeast and Bihar in the east....

Bomb kills 1 security official, wounds 8 people in Pakistan
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Officials say a roadside bomb has exploded near a vehicle carrying paramilitary rangers in southern Pakistan, killing a security official and wounding three officers and five civilians....

North Korea sends close aide of Kim Jong Un to Rio
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Saturday sent a high-level delegation led by a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un to Rio de Janeiro for the upcoming Olympics, state media said....

21 dead as floods hit bus carrying wedding party in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Flash floods triggered by monsoon rains swept away a bus carrying a wedding party Saturday in northwest Pakistan, killing people 21 people, an official said....

2 Indian soldiers, 2 rebels killed in fighting in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- India's army says two rebels and two Indian soldiers were killed in an overnight gunbattle close to the cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan....

Afghan official: Taliban capture district in Helmand
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says an important district in Helmand province has fallen to Taliban control after heavy fighting that killed or wounded up to 20 police officers....

China slams higher European steel tariffs as unjustified
BEIJING (AP) -- Beijing has criticized new European tariffs on Chinese steel as "unjustifiable" protectionism coming just weeks after commerce ministers from G20 nations pledged to promote free trade....