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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang before their bilateral meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)
US commerce secretary visits Beijing ahead of Trump tripUS Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says Washington hopes for concrete progress during President Donald Trump's planned trip to China amid rising trade tensions
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Prime Minister Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month.  Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
The Latest: Japan's Abe moves away from balanced budget goalJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said it would be difficult to achieve the goal of achieving a balanced budget except for interest payments by 2020 as planned
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Tibet to suspend foreign visits until after party congressA Chinese tourism official says visits by foreigners to Tibet will be suspended until the close of a major political meeting in Beijing next month
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Pakistan to indict finance minister over graft chargesA Pakistan court will indict the finance minister over graft allegations after authorities found that he had assets that did not match his reported income
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Indonesia militant gets life in attack that killed childAn Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to life imprisonment over an attack on a church that killed a 2-year-old girl and injured three other children
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Mongolian ruling party votes on new prime ministerMongolia's ruling People's Party is voting on a new prime minister after dismissing the previous one over allegations of corruption
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British lesbian wins landmark Hong Kong residency caseA British lesbian has won a landmark legal challenge allowing her residency in Hong Kong, in a ruling that could make it easier for gay couples to move to the Asian financial center
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Prime Minister Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month.  Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliamentJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month
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'Too many people': Refugee influx worries Bangladesh townA miles-long beach makes Cox's Bazar Bangladesh's top tourist destination, but to the south, vast areas are now taken over by a sea of bamboo and plastic tents, homes for many of the more than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar
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FILE - In this June 27, 2015, file photo, passengers board an Air Koryo plane bound for Beijing, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea.  A proclamation President Donald Trump signed Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017,  would suspend all immigrant and non-immigrant visas for North Koreans. But the measure is largely symbolic since most North Koreans in the U.S. are based at the United Nations and certain North Koreans are banned from traveling due to sanctions. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
Trump's travel ban unlikely to affect North KoreaEven though President Donald Trump has imposed strict new restrictions on visitors from North Korea and several other nations, the move is largely symbolic for the North because not many people from the country visit the United States
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve lower house of parliament and call elections next monthJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will dissolve lower house of parliament and call elections next month
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A police officer patrol near abandoned houses in Besakih, located a few kilometers away from the mountain's slopes, in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.  More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesia tourist island of Bali, fearing will erupt for the first time in more than half a century as increasing tremors rattle the region. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to about 50,000Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors turned their attention to global politics and evaluated weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
World shares mixed as focus turns to world electionsWorld shares are mixed as investors turn their attention to global politics and evaluate weekend election results from Germany and New Zealand
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New Zealanders to wait weeks for next leader after electionNew Zealanders will likely need to wait two or three weeks to find out who will next lead their country after a general election on Saturday ended with an inconclusive result
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Philippines accepts Malaysia's rejection of ASEAN statementThe Philippines says it respects Malaysia's decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar's Rakhine state issued by the Filipino chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
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