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China has conducted a flyover of strategically important waterways near Taiwan and Japan, in what it calls a routine exercise
BEIJING (AP) -- China patrolled the waters of a series of hotly contested islands Sunday, a day after staging a flyover of two strategically important waterways near Taiwan and Japan....

Local media reports say South Korean prosecutors have indicted a former senior aide to impeached President Park Geun-hye in their investigation into the massive political scandal that led to Park's downfall
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors said Sunday that they have indicted a former senior aide to impeached President Park Geun-hye in their investigation into the massive political scandal that led to Park's downfall, local media reported....

Voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting ballots in a constitutional referendum that includes amendments that boost the power of prime minister _ something opposition groups have criticized in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- Voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting ballots in a constitutional referendum that includes amendments that boost the power of prime minister - something opposition groups have criticized in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation....

Six workers are dead in China after being hit by an express cargo train on the railway line connecting Beijing and the southern city of Guangzhou
BEIJING (AP) -- Six workers are dead in China after being hit by an express cargo train on the railway line connecting Beijing and the southern city of Guangzhou....

The Philippine military says three soldiers have been killed and 17 wounded in nearly two hours of fighting against about 150 Muslim militants in the south
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Three Filipino soldiers were killed and 17 others wounded in nearly two hours of fighting with about 150 Muslim militants in the south, the military said Sunday....

Indonesian police say they safely detonated a bomb on the outskirts of the capital after arresting a female would-be suicide bomber and other suspected Islamic militants who were allegedly planning to attack the presidential palace this weekend
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police said they safely detonated a bomb on the outskirts of the capital after arresting a female would-be suicide bomber and other suspected Islamic militants who were allegedly planning to attack the presidential palace this weekend....

Sri Lankan naval troops have fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lankan naval troops fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port....

Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a counterterrorism police officer and wounded his young son in the northwestern city of Peshawar
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a counterterrorism police officer and wounded his young son in the northwestern city of Peshawar....

North Korea's state-run media, relentless critics of South Korean leader Park Geun-hye, got off to a slow start in telling their nation of her actual impeachment
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea, after following the travails of South Korean President Park Geun-hye with unconcealed joy, got off to a slow start Saturday in reacting to her actual impeachment....

Shifting from protests to celebration, large crowds of South Koreans have marched near the presidential palace to cheer the impeachment of disgraced President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and thousands glumly held candlelight vigils night after night to save late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun....