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101-year-old killed in California blazes told wife to fleeA 101-year-old man who told his wife to flee deadly wildfires in Northern California without him last month is the latest victim to be identified by coroner's officials
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India, France urge action against nations that back terrorIndia and France have called for global action against countries that support, finance or shelter terrorists
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Pakistani police warn Islamist rally to disband within hoursPakistani police warn Islamist rally outside Islamabad to disband or face crackdown; 5,000 protesters unwilling to go
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Song Tao, the head of China's ruling Communist Party's International Liaison Department, speaks with Choe Ryong Hae, right, vice chairman of the Central Committee of North Korea's ruling party after arriving in Pyongyang, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years arrived in the country’s capital on Friday to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in tiesChina's highest-level envoy in 2 years has arrived in North Korea amid a prolonged chill in relations
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Pakistani military raid kills Baluch separatist commanderPakistani troops kill Baluch separatist commander implicated in this week's killing of 15 migrants crossing into Iran
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Indonesia says Papua villages in standoff with rebels secureIndonesian police help evacuate more than 340 people from villages in easternmost Papua after security forces apparently gained the upper hand in a standoff with separatists
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Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threatJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the threat from North Korea is the most serious security concern his country has faced since World War II
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Disbelief as 'most wanted' Indonesia politician hospitalizedA top Indonesian politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been hospitalized after a car crash that is being widely mocked online as another tactic to avoid arrest
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Image of Asia: Scattering grains in memory of the departedImage of Asia: Scattering seven types of grains to remember departed family members
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: Trump effigy burned in Manlia; Rohingya Muslims swim to Bangladesh
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, a mosque with its dome blasted out with holes is seen at the battle-scarred Marawi city in southern Philippines, two days after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of the city. The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, it has documented a variety of serious violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siegeAmnesty International says it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants in Marawi
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Panama's president visits China following break with TaiwanPanamanian President Juan Carlos Varela is making his first state visit to Beijing after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago
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Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdownHuman rights advocates are praising Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs
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Australian state parliament ends marathon euthanasia debateAn Australian state parliament's marathon debate on allowing voluntary euthanasia ended unresolved after a lawmaker collapsed in his office
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FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, Beijing lawyer Wang Yu speaks during an interview in Beijing. The teenage son of Wang has been blocked from leaving the country, forcing him to set aside plans to study in Australia, his father says. Wang was detained in a nationwide roundup of lawyers and other activists on July 9, 2015, then released but placed under close surveillance in Inner Mongolia and only recently allowed to return to Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Human rights repression in China seen worsening under XiHuman rights repression in China seen deteriorating under leader Xi Jinping to become worst since the bloody crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square
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