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Maldives court delays reinstating pro-opposition lawmakers
MALE, Maldives (AP) -- The Supreme Court of the Maldives delayed its order Sunday reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting, the latest political turmoil to roil the island nation....

Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported
BEIJING (AP) -- A large fire broke out Saturday at the Jokhang monastery in Tibet, raising fears of severe damage to a 1,300-year-old religious site that's considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism....

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau begins weeklong India visit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in India on Saturday for a weeklong visit aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries....

India, Iran to step up cooperation on Afghanistan
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and Iran said Saturday that they would step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan in an effort to restore peace and stability to the war-wracked country....

US Navy says it won't be deterred by Chinese-built islands
ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines (AP) -- A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever "international law allows us" when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters....

India, Iran to work for stability in Afghanistan
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and Iran have agreed to step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking and restoring peace and stability in war-wracked Afghanistan....

South Korea joins US, Thailand in military landing drill
SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) -- Troops from South Korea joined their Thai and U.S counterparts on Saturday in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia's largest multinational military exercise....

Pakistani court sentences serial killer to death
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation....

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries....

Judge approves Takata bankruptcy plan
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware judge has approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata....