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Police clash with gunmen in Tajikistan, 17 dead
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) -- Armed groups led by a disaffected deputy defense minister mounted attacks Friday in and near the capital of Tajikistan that left at least eight police officers and nine militants dead, authorities said....

Thai court sentences 4 to life in prison over rally attack
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai court sentenced four men to life in prison on Friday for a grenade attack on a political rally in Bangkok last year that killed three people, including two children, and injured 21 others....

Indonesia drops high-speed train plan, chooses slower option
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia has dropped its plan to build a high-speed train line and is shifting instead to more economical medium-speed technology, a Cabinet minister said Friday....

Image of Asia: A refugee in New Delhi
In this photo by Tsering Topgyal, a Rohingya refugee sews inside her slum on the outskirts of New Delhi. According to the U.N. refugee agency, around 9,000 Rohingya refugees are registered in the capital and thousands more who are not registered live elsewhere in India. In New Delhi, most of them lead impoverished lives in tented settlements dotted around the city. The Rohingya are a Muslim minority numbering around 1.3 million in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which denies them citizenship and restricts their movement, and many thousands have tried to flee....

3 Indians get 20 years in jail for raping Japanese student
JAIPUR, India (AP) -- A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations....

Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber
BANGKOK (AP) -- A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday....

Sri Lankan leader adds rival parties to consensus Cabinet
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lankan leader Maithripala Sirisena presided Friday at the swearing in of 48 ministers in a new Cabinet for a consensus government including members of the two main rival political parties....

Shark mauls 65-year-old and injures his leg off Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia's most populous state on Friday, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help for a serious leg injury, police said....

Pakistan renews commitment to facilitate Afghan peace talks
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad is still ready to facilitate the revival of stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban....

The Latest on Bangkok: Suspect is conspirator, not bomber
BANGKOK (AP) -- The latest on the investigation into the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital (all times local):...