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Duterte: Filipinos 'may' be able to return to disputed shoal
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that Filipino fishermen "may" be able to return to the Chinese-held Scarborough Shoal in a few days after he discussed the territorial rift with Chinese leaders, but he did not say whether China imposed conditions....
2 explosions hit Japanese city, killing 1; suicide suspected
TOKYO (AP) -- Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, killing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide....
Report shows increase in Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan saw an increase of 10 percent in opium poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication across the country, according to a new joint survey released Sunday by the UN and Afghan government....
Junko Tabei, 1st woman to climb Everest, dies at 77
TOKYO (AP) -- The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there....
Thais honor late king with special version of royal anthem
BANGKOK (AP) -- A massive crowd gathered in central Bangkok on Saturday to sing a special version of Thailand's royal anthem in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died this month....
Officials: Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday....
China replaces members of regional legislature over fraud
BEIJING (AP) -- Nearly 450 people have been elected to a Chinese provincial legislature one month after allegations of electoral fraud led to the removal of most of the legislature's members....
Taliban, Afghan and Pakistan officials say 3 senior Taliban have briefed Pakistan about their recent talks with Kabul
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Taliban, Afghan and Pakistan officials say 3 senior Taliban have briefed Pakistan about their recent talks with Kabul....
Philippine president says he won't severe ties with US
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he did not mean he would cut off ties with the United States when he said in China that he was separating from the U.S., adding it's in his country's best interest to stay with America....
Park in Indian capital shut after suspected bird flu deaths
NEW DELHI (AP) -- City authorities have closed a sprawling park in the heart of New Delhi after eight birds died of suspected bird flu, days after the city zoo was closed to the public after nine birds died there....
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