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As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu holy town of Varanasi were submerged by floodwaters, keeping away thousands of Hindu devotees
VARANASI, India (AP) -- As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu holy town of Varanasi were submerged by floodwaters, keeping away thousands of devotees....

Members of North Korea's Olympic team have returned home, greeted by a small crowd of family and friends
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Members of North Korea's Olympic team returned home on Saturday, greeted by a small crowd of family and friends....

Police in India's portion of Kashmir have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Saturday....

North Korea has threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas....

Investigators in eastern China say they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia
BEIJING (AP) -- Investigators in eastern China said they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen sick with illnesses including leukemia....

Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund....

Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including one of two alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead....

Since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a massive anti-drug crackdown after taking office barely two months ago, nearly 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful."...

CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month's Dhaka cafe attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- CORRECTS: Bangladesh police kill 3 militants, including suspect behind last month's Dhaka cafe attack. (Corrects APNewsAlert to show police now say 3 instead of 4 suspects were killed.)...

North Korea has expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Saturday expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test....