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101-year-old killed in California blazes told wife to flee
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A 101-year-old man who told his wife to flee deadly wildfires in Northern California without him last month is the latest victim to be identified by coroner's officials....

India, France urge action against nations that back terror
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and France called Friday for global action against countries that support, finance or shelter terrorists....

Pakistani police warn Islamist rally to disband within hours
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani police on Friday warned an Islamist rally near the capital, Islamabad, to disband within hours to avoid a crackdown but the estimated 5,000 protesters appeared unfazed....

Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country's capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing's tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump's calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program....

Pakistani military raid kills Baluch separatist commander
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's military says security forces have killed a Baluch separatist commander involved in this week's slaying of 15 men in southwestern Baluchistan province as they were trying to cross into Iran on their way to Europe....

Indonesia says Papua villages in standoff with rebels secure
TEMBAGAPURA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police said they helped evacuate more than 340 people Friday from villages in easternmost Papua after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with separatists. It was unclear if there were any casualties....

Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threat
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to bolster his country's defenses, calling the threat from North Korea the gravest security concern Japan has faced since World War II....

Disbelief as 'most wanted' Indonesia politician hospitalized
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A top Indonesian politician embroiled in a scandal involving an epic theft of public money has been hospitalized after a car crash that is being widely mocked online as another tactic to avoid arrest....

Image of Asia: Scattering grains in memory of the departed
In this photo by Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha, a Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during the Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal....

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Demonstrators burned an effigy of President Donald Trump during a rally to protest his visit and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines. Twenty-one leaders from ASEAN and their dialogue partners, which included Trump, held a summit that discussed North Korea, the South China Sea and other issues facing the region....