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Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved tiesMany Vietnamese women married to Japanese soldiers saw their families split up, but today, the former foes enjoy strong bilateral ties, with Japan and Vietnam cooperating economically as well as in other areas, including defense and security
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Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaA U.S. administration official says the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in the South China Sea signals U.S. intent to have a more active naval presence in the region
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9 drown as boat capsizes in IndiaA government official says at least nine Indian tourists drowned as a fishing boat sank during a joy ride in the Bay of Bengal in southern India
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi eulogizes slain legal adviserMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month-long silence to describe the assassination of one of her top legal advisers as a great loss for the country
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Kyrgyzstan's former President Roza Otunbayeva attends a rally in support of Omurbek Tekebayev, who was arrested early Sunday morning after arriving at the Central Asian country's main airport, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Hundreds of people protested Sunday in Kyrgyzstan after authorities detained a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
Protests erupt after Kyrgyzstan arrests opposition leaderHundreds of people in Kyrgyzstan protested Sunday after the detention of a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated
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FILE - In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. Springtime in Afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the Taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. But the Taliban’s leader has just issued a statement calling on Afghans to plant more trees. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)
Taliban leader encourages people to plant treesThe Taliban's leader has just issued a statement calling on Afghans to plant more trees
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Philippine offensive continues amid threat to behead GermanPhilippine military officials say troops will not get distracted by a threat from Abu Sayyaf militants to behead a German hostage if a ransom was not paid by Sunday and will press assaults to crush the brutal group
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A hazmat crew scan the decontamination zone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes." A police official leading the investigations, said the terminal is "free from any form of contamination of hazardous material" and declared it a "safe zone" after a two-hour sweep. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick deathMalaysia's health minister says the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."
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Key developments in Kim Jong Nam assassination investigationKey developments in Kim Jong Nam assassination investigation
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16 killed, 50 injured as truck overturns in northeast IndiaPolice say at least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a truck taking them to a Sunday church service overturned after hitting a concrete barricade on a highway in India's remote northeast
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A woman walks past a a brokerage house in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. China needs to do more to stop risky behavior in its stock market, a regulator said Sunday, following a 2015 collapse in share prices and complaints investors are engaged in a dangerous new round of speculative buying. Chinese letters read: "Securities" or "Bond." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Regulator: China needs to rein in risky stock behaviorA Chinese regulator says Beijing needs to rein in risky behavior by financial industries following market turmoil in 2015 that battered investors
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An ambulance comies out of the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. According to police Friday, forensics stated that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
The Latest: Malaysia: Poison killed Kim within 20 minutesMalaysia's health minister says the dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother was so high that it killed him "within 15-20 minutes."
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India's top diplomat to visit Washington for talksIndia's top diplomat will visit Washington this week for talks with the new U.S. administration
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Malaysia's health minister says North Korean leader's half brother died within 15-20 minutes of being poisonedMalaysia's health minister says North Korean leader's half brother died within 15-20 minutes of being poisoned
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Duped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prankDuped into killing Kim? 2 suspects say it looked like prank
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