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Now in Bangladesh, Rohingya describe rape, murder in Myanmar
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster together. When some of her neighbors tried to escape into the fields, they were shot. After that, she says, most people stopped running away....

Philippine VP quits Cabinet in new Duterte dilemma
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine vice president resigned her Cabinet post Monday after citing irreconcilable differences with President Rodrigo Duterte, who had banned her from attending Cabinet meetings, in a new political dilemma for the leader....

Japanese leader Abe to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii attacked by Japan in 1941, propelling the United States into World War II....

India's Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalithaa in critical condition
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition after undergoing surgery Monday hours after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said....

Trump's Taiwan call, tweets point to flashpoints with China
BEIJING (AP) -- Donald Trump's unprecedented phone conversation with Taiwan's president and tweets criticizing China point to the possibility of major friction between the world's two largest economies....

In signal to Trump, China, Iran say nuclear deal must stand
BEIJING (AP) -- The foreign ministers of China and Iran on Monday urged governments not to violate the deal that limits Iran's nuclear activity in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, in remarks apparently directed at President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration....

Australia considers charging power generators for pollution
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia will consider making electrical power companies pay for greenhouse gas pollution they create, three years after the government scrapped the national carbon tax, a Cabinet minister said Monday....

Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection
TOKYO (AP) -- One of the melted reactors at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loss of cooling Monday when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow isle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off the pumping system....

Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets
BEIJING (AP) -- With Donald Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy....

Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars
YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) -- Nissan Motor Co. is testing self-driving cars at one of its plants in Japan that can tow vehicles on a trailer to the wharf for loading on transport ships....