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Global stocks mostly up as investors eye Fed, Bank of Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose Monday as investors looked ahead to key policy meetings by the central banks of the United States and Japan this week....

Indian police say Israeli tourist gang-raped in moving car
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Police in northern India are questioning two men in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 25-year-old Israeli tourist in a moving car....

Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effectively immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly violence and foster the resumption of peace talks....

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese military court on Monday sentenced a former top general to life in prison for taking bribes, concluding China's highest-level prosecution of a military figure in decades....

The Latest: Kerry meets with his Southeast Asia counterparts
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- The Latest on the meeting in Laos of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):...

China gains key diplomatic S. China Sea win, expands cruises
A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:...

Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his counterparts from South East Asia after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorially expansion in the South China Sea....

Vietnam's rubber-stamp assembly re-elects Quang as president
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as Vietnam's president for the second time in four months after being re-elected Monday by the country's rubber-stamp National Assembly....

Kerry meets SEAsia ministers after Chinese diplomatic win
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his counterparts from South East Asia after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorially expansion in the South China Sea....

US Embassy in Myanmar apologizes after tear gas accident
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar has issued a public apology after a tear gas grenade accidently exploded Sunday night during a security exercise, sending fumes out onto the street and sparking rumors of a bomb....