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Hawaii lawmakers hold public meeting on foreign fishermen
HONOLULU (AP) -- A woman who worked as an observer on fishing boats that docked in Honolulu described for Hawaii lawmakers what it was like without toilets, showers or hot water....

Philipine President announces separation from US
BEIJING (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony....

The Latest: US puzzled by Duterte comments
BEIJING (AP) -- The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's meetings with top officials in China (all times local):...

Typhoon Haima leaves at least 7 dead in northern Philippines
VIGAN, Philippines (AP) -- Super Typhoon Haima weakened and blew out to sea Thursday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain overnight. Flooding, landslides and power outages were evident, but large casualties appeared to have been averted after nearly 100,000 people fled to safer ground....

Image of Asia: Looking at Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney
In this photo by Rick Rycroft, a work titled "Boolaloo" by artist Lou Lambert is on display as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition in Sydney. The outdoor art exhibition in its 20th year features 104 sculptures by artists from 17 countries. A giant red thong, or flip-flop, and a rhinoceros buried in beach sand are among the other sculptures. Johannes Pannekoek was awarded the grand prize for "Change Ahead," which he said was inspired by the twisting courses of rivers and of life. The sculptures will be exhibited on the Sydney coast until Nov. 6....

Pakistan encourages Kabul to hold peace talks with Taliban
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan says it has encouraged Kabul to hold peace talks with the Taliban, saying a recent peace deal between Afghanistan and key militant leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar can serve as a model for talks with the main insurgent group....

Rescuers retrieve bodies of 2 Chinese miners in SW Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani government official says rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Chinese engineers from a mine weeks after they were trapped while trying to rescue a Pakistani co-worker....

Indonesia militant gets 10 years prison for Jakarta attack
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced an Islamic militant to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital Jakarta earlier this year....

US, SKorea detect 2nd failed NKorean missile launch in week
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The United States and South Korea said they detected a failed North Korean missile launch Wednesday, the country's second failed test in less than a week....

UNESCO urges halt to plan for Bangladesh coal plant in delta
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The U.N. agency devoted to preserving world heritage has joined environmental groups urging Bangladesh to halt plans for a massive coal-fired power plant near ecologically sensitive mangrove forests on the country's coast....