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Pakistan asks 21 foreign aid groups to close shop, leave
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Two senior Pakistani security officials say that authorities have asked 21 foreign aid groups to wrap up their activities and prepare to leave Pakistan after they failed to re-register under a regulation introduced two years ago....

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Thursday that Beijing wants to improve ties that have nosedived over China's objections to the deployment of an American anti-missile system....

Reuters demands Myanmar release 2 arrested journalists
BANGKOK (AP) -- Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release two of its journalists who were arrested for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 630,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh....

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar
BANGKOK (AP) -- International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces....

UN chief says sanctions key to denuclearize North Korea
TOKYO (AP) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that unified efforts to fully implement sanctions on North Korea are key to resolving the country's growing missile and nuclear threat....

Indian security forces kill 8 Maoist rebels
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Indian police killed at least eight Maoist rebels in an attack Thursday on their hideout in a forested area in southern India, an officer said....

UN investigator to review North Korean abduction claims
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The United Nations' independent investigator on human rights in North Korea said Thursday he plans to examine North Korean claims that South Korea abducted 12 North Korean women....

Top Indonesia court rejects attempt to criminalize gay sex
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's top court on Thursday ruled against petitioners seeking to make gay sex and sex outside marriage illegal in a victory for the country's besieged LGBT minority....

Aid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed between August and September in Myanmar
BANGKOK (AP) -- Aid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed between August and September in Myanmar....

Another deadly blaze strikes Beijing as evictions draw fury
BEIJING (AP) -- Five people died in an east Beijing fire, underscoring the challenges for the Chinese capital as it struggles to balance building safety with providing housing for its poor....