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Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital....

In New Zealand, Johnson parries queries on British politics
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed aside questions Tuesday in New Zealand about infighting in his Conservative Party and speculation about him making a leadership bid....

AP Explains: India and China face off in border standoff
NEW DELHI (AP) -- It was the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan that sounded the alarm: Chinese soldiers had arrived with bulldozers and excavators, and were building a high-mountain road near India's border - in an area the two nuclear-armed Asian giants have disputed for decades....

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility....

East Timor's main parties able to form gov't but lose ground
DILI, East Timor (AP) -- East Timor's two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend parliamentary election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with slow economic progress....

Duterte vows to continue drug war, end communist rebel talks
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to continue his bloody war on illegal drugs despite international and domestic criticism and warned that offenders will end up in "jail or hell." In his second state of the nation speech, Duterte also insisted he would not hold peace talks with communist rebels because of continuing attacks....

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs
HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) -- In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong....

Fate of 39 Indians missing in Iraq for 3 years still unknown
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Iraq's foreign minister says he doesn't know whether 39 Indian workers who were abducted by militants in Iraq three years ago are dead or alive....

Pakistani police say the death toll has risen to 22 in suicide bombing attack in eastern city of Lahore
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say the death toll has risen to 22 in suicide bombing attack in eastern city of Lahore....

The Latest: Duterte meets with protesters outside Congress
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's state of the nation speech (all times local):...