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Flight info screens at Vietnam's 2 major airports hacked
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Screens displaying flight information at Vietnam's two major airports were hacked Friday to contain distorted information about the South China Sea and insult Vietnam and the Philippines, state media reported....

Philippine president gives rebels deadline to declare truce
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave communist guerrillas an ultimatum to declare their readiness to match his truce declaration following a rebel attack that killed a government militiaman....

Police: Lower-caste Indian couple killed over meager debt
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Police arrested a shopkeeper for axing to death a couple from a lower caste for not promptly paying a meager debt of 15 rupees (22 cents) for groceries, an official said Friday....

Markets subdued by BoJ's modest stimulus but yen surges
LONDON (AP) -- Stock markets around the world are ending the week on a flat note after the Bank of Japan disappointed investors with a smaller than anticipated stimulus. However, the yen surged following Friday's decision....

Thai police arrest alleged Japanese stock market manipulator
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Japanese lawyer whom police say altered his appearance through plastic surgery to escape arrest for an alleged stock share manipulation scheme more than a decade ago has been captured, Thai police said Friday....

Indian politician arrested for insulting female leader
PATNA, India (AP) -- Indian police on Friday arrested a Hindu nationalist leader on charges alleging he insulted a senior female politician by describing her as "worse than a prostitute."...

Hong Kong groups want unlikely China exit as election looms
HONG KONG (AP) -- Britain had its Brexit. Now some in Hong Kong are dreaming of their own version....

India re-imposes curfew in Kashmir city, but clashes persist
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Authorities re-imposed a curfew to prevent a protest march to the main mosque in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city Friday, but fresh street demonstrations and clashes still occurred amid outrage over the killing of a top rebel leader earlier this month....

Vietnam says Taiwan firm's pollution affected 200,000 people
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Toxic waste discharged from a Taiwanese-owned steel complex in central Vietnam harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen, the Vietnamese government said in tallying the damage from what it has called the country's worst environmental disaster....

Scenes from a city under siege in Indian-controlled Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- In Indian-controlled Kashmir, where violence has come in grim cycles for more than two decades, people know what to expect when tempers rise....