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Building collapse kills 8 in southern India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Police say a building housing a state-run bus operator has collapsed in southern India, killing eight bus drivers and staff....

Pakistani court indicts ex-PM Sharif in 3rd corruption case
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani court has indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a third case of corruption after an official probe concluded he concealed assets abroad....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th national congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened the twice-a-decade national congress....

Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?
BANGKOK (AP) -- Tucked in his cramped clothing stall in an enormous Thai mall, Pirumchai Asiram sits on a plastic chair flanked by two worlds - bright, vibrantly colored shirts and dresses to his right, neat stacks of somber apparel in blacks and whites to his left. Ask him which sells better, and he'll smile....

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era
BEIJING (AP) -- In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's Liberation Army....

Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the country's ties away from the United States and toward China and Russia....

Australia dismisses North Korea letter as rant against Trump
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister on Friday dismissed an extraordinary letter from North Korea to the Australian Parliament and other countries as a "rant" against President Donald Trump and a sign that Pyongyang was "starting to feel the squeeze" of escalated sanctions....

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry....

East Timor government suffers defeat in parliamentary vote
DILI, East Timor (AP) -- East Timor's new government suffered a defeat in parliament when a coalition of opposition parties vetoed its policy program....

AP PHOTOS: Indians mark Diwali amid pollution concerns
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Diwali, a major Hindu festival for more than a billion Indians, includes lighting oil lamps or candles to symbolize a victory of knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness and good over evil. People visit friends' homes and exchange gifts....