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Xiamen Air, a Boeing passenger plane from China, sits on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelA plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides
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People plucked from rooftops after India floods kill 164Rescuers are using helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that left more than 160 dead
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Afghan president visits key city, week after Taliban raidAfghan president visits embattled southeastern city of Ghazni a week after deadly Taliban raid that lasted 5 days
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy tollElectric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk tells New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll, but he stands by his tweet on taking company private
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IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror warCounterterrorism official says Islamic State group is newest, deadliest front in Pakistan's decades-old war on terror
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Pakistan confirms US suspended military training programPakistan confirms suspension of US military training program, sign of continued tensions between Islamabad, Washington
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The body of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, wrapped in the Indian national flag, is taken in full state honor to the Bharatiya Janata party office for people to pay their last tributes in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Indians pay homage to former PM Vajpayee before cremationIndians are paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as his body is taken to his Hindu nationalist party's headquarters before cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River
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A look at major attacks in Pakistan claimed by IS militantsA look at major attacks in Pakistan claimed by the Islamic State group, the latest front in the country's war on terror
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Hundreds of airline passengers gather to check their flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after a Chinese Xiamen Air Boeing passenger plane skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Manila, Philippines. The Xiamen Air flight MF8667 has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated by emergency slide. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelA plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides
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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Rains across tropical Asia, Japanese emperor's last address on war anniversary, Malaysia trial in Kim assassination to resume in November; Asian Games starting Saturday
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Amnesty condemns Indonesia police killings ahead of gamesAmnesty International says Indonesian police fatally shot dozens of petty criminals in a deliberate campaign of "unnecessary and excessive" force ahead of the Asian Games
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In this Aug. 16, 2018, photo, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leaves her court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The Malaysian court has ordered the two women, Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah to enter their defense over the murder of North Korean leader's half-brother in a brazen assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File)
Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim with VX, women to testifyA Malaysian judge found evidence two women participated in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill the North Korean leader's half brother and called on them to present their defense, extending their murder trial into next year
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FILE - In this May 14, 2004 file photo, outgoing Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee attends a meeting with members of his Bharatiya Janata Party at the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi, India. Former prime minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at age 93. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel, File)
India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has diedFormer Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, dies at 93
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, left, is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Malaysian court will rule on Thursday whether the two women, Doan and Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, will be acquitted or call their defense, for the brazen assassination of North Korea leader's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
The Latest: Indonesian to testify when murder trial resumesIndonesian defendant Siti Aisyah will be the first witness to testify when murder trial in the killing of Kim Jong Nam resumes in November
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Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandalChinese deputy governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry
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