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Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims before rain resumes
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Helicopters are searching for people marooned four days after rain-triggered floods and mudslides inundated Sri Lankan neighborhoods and killed at least 164 people....

Sen. John McCain visits Australia for security talks
SYDNEY (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain met with Australian leaders on Monday for security talks in the nation's capital, where he received praise for his public support of the decades-long U.S.-Australia alliance following a diplomatic spat between the two countries earlier this year....

2 killed, 18 injured in knife attack in southwest China
BEIJING (AP) -- A man said to be mentally ill attacked 20 people with a knife in southwest China, killing two, authorities said....

Philippines forces make gains in southern city under siege
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine forces say they now control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago....

Australian to send 30 additional advisers to Afghanistan
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia has announced it's sending an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expects other countries to increase their contributions to the restive Central Asian country....

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Monday fired an apparent ballistic missile off its east coast that landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, the latest in a string of recent test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland....

Rescuers retrieve bodies of 3 Indian climbers from Everest
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest....

Philippine military says Muslim militants shot dead at least 16 civilians in ongoing fight for southern city
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine military says Muslim militants shot dead at least 16 civilians in ongoing fight for southern city....

Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked Islamists
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A sculptor says authorities in Bangladesh have reinstalled a Lady Justice statue near the country's Supreme Court, two days after its removal following complaints by Islamist hard-liners....

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali
SYDNEY (AP) -- One of Australia's most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia's tourist island of Bali....