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New Zealand to spend budget windfall on roads and cut taxes
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's conservative government is planning to reduce taxes and spend more money on building roads and railways as it looks to cash in on a thriving economy....

Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in Australia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Sri Lanka's president has met with the Australian prime minister with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda....

Most wanted Philippine militant Hapilon often evasive
Philippine security forces are battling Muslim militants who have laid siege to a city in the volatile southern region of Mindanao. The upheaval began after troops raided a hideout in search of Isnilon Hapilon, one of Asia's top militant leaders. Some background on Hapilon:...

Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on Muslims
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Opposition lawmakers and rights activists are blaming the Sri Lankan government for failing to stop a series of attacks on business places and mosques of ethnic minority Muslims over the past five weeks....

Indonesian province sets up task force targeting gays
BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police in West Java have set up a task force to investigate activities by gays in the country's most populous province....

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the nation, warned he may expand it nationwide....

Pakistani police: Chinese couple abducted in the southwest
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani police spokesman says gunmen have abducted a Chinese couple who were teaching at a private language school in the country's southwest....

Pakistan executes 2 Taliban over links to 2014 school attack
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's military says prison authorities have executed two members of the Pakistani Taliban over their involvement in a 2014 school attack that killed 150 people, mostly schoolchildren....

The Latest: Duterte considering nationwide martial law
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Latest on the siege of a Philippine city that led President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the south (all times local):...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says militants beheaded local police chief in southern city
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says militants beheaded local police chief in southern city....