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Indian man gets 9 years in prison for sex assault on flightAn Indian man living in the U.S. on a work visa was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight to Detroit
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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: North, South Korea verify removal of guard posts, Canadians held in China, activists honor reporters held in Myanmar, US returns church bells to Philippines
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Protesters on canoes display placard as construction workers dumped a truckload of sediment on the ground and bulldozed it into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa’s east coast to build a runway for a Marine Corps base, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protestJapan's central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition
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Japan's central government has begun reclamation work at U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local objectionJapan's central government has begun reclamation work at U.S. base relocation site on Okinawa despite local objection
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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, people cross a street in Tokyo. A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions persisted.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment flatA key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions persisted
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Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrantsTeenage Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country's impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara
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The Latest: Man gets 9 years in prison for plane sex assaultAn Indian man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit
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Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrate outside the supreme court complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.  Sri Lanka's Supreme Court unanimously ruled as unconstitutional President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections, a much-anticipated verdict Thursday that further embroils the Indian Ocean island nation in political crisis.(AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Sri Lanka Supreme Court says president violated constitutionSri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional
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An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Markets steady after solid run as focus turns to ECBShares around in the world traded in narrow ranges Thursday after a solid couple of days largely related with hopes that the U.S. and China are ironing out their trade issues
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Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political banCambodia's Parliament has passed legislation that could allow the lifting of a five-year ban on political activity by top opposition politicians
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Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians detained in ChinaSketches of 2 Canadians detained in China in recent days amid dispute over Huawei executive wanted in US on bank fraud charges
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Indonesia arrests 5 foreigners in Bali for drug smugglingIndonesian police say some of the five foreigners who have been arrested for alleged drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November face the death penalty if convicted
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, visitors walk past the old city district in Kashgar, western China's Xinjiang region. Police have confirmed that a prominent Chinese photographer who went missing more than a month ago was arrested, his wife said. Authorities informed relatives of award-winning photographer Lu Guang, whose work focuses unsparingly on the harshest realities of life in China, that he was arrested in Kashgar city in the country's far west region of Xinjiang, his wife Xu Xiaoli told The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Police confirm arrest of Chinese photographer, wife saysThe wife of a prominent Chinese photographer who went missing more than a month ago says police have confirmed his arrest
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China confirms detentions of 2 Canadian men on suspicion of 'endangering national security'China confirms detentions of 2 Canadian men on suspicion of 'endangering national security'
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Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from IndonesiaScores of Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country's impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara
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