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UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al-QaidaThe UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al-Qaida
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The Latest: American student detained in China doing OKPolice in central China have arrested an American college student on charges of intentional injury following an altercation with a taxi driver
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Bus falls into gorge in north Indian hill state, killing 28Police say an inter-city bus has fallen into a gorge in a northern Indian hill state, killing 28 people and injuring 10 others.
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Texas judge returns to bench after citizenship resolvedA South Texas judge who was removed from the bench because she wasn't a U.S. citizen has been reinstated
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In this photo provided by the Presidential Photographers Division, Malacanang Palace, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, third from left, in a camouflage uniform with a pistol tucked in his waist, arrives to visit troops in Camp Ranao in Marawi city in southern Philippines Thursday, July 20, 2017. Duterte flew for the first time Thursday to the besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly two-month uprising by Islamic State group-linked militants, who he warned were plotting to attack other cities. (Ace Morandante/Presidential Photographers Division, Malacanang Palace via AP)
Duterte flies to besieged city, warns of other attacksThe Philippine president flew for the first time Thursday to a besieged southern city to cheer troops who have been trying to quell a nearly two-month uprising by Islamic State group-linked militants
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Hindu nationalist leader Kovind chosen India's new presidentHindu nationalist leader Ram Nath Kovind has been elected India's new president, a largely ceremonial position
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Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 2Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy in country's volatile south, killing 2 policemen and wounding 3
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American student detained in China after dispute with cabbiePolice in central China have arrested an American college student on charges of intentional injury following an altercation with a taxi driver
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Asian stock markets rose on Thursday after the Bank of Japan delays timing of achieving its inflation target while record-high closes on Wall Street boosted investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Global shares track US higher ahead of Draghi commentsGlobal shares gain as attention shifts to European Central Bank's policy decision
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington following new Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch investiture ceremony, a ceremony to mark his ascension to the bench. Roberts, who was once dubbed "disgraceful" by U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Thursday, July 20, 2017 that criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs. In a question-and-answer session at the University of Melbourne's law school, Roberts was asked about political criticism of the courts. Roberts said that while judges are not above criticism, it doesn't affect how they do their jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Chief Justice Roberts says criticism won't stop judgesU.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, once dubbed "disgraceful" by President Donald Trump, says criticism from politicians won't dissuade judges from doing their jobs
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, looks at a bipedal humanoid robot Wabian2 at Research Institute for Science and Engineering at Waseda University's campus in Tokyo Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Johnson visited the robotics center at the university, which collaborates with the University of Birmingham, according to Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is also due to meet with Japanese business leaders for talks on enhanced trade and investment during his three-day visit in Japan before traveling to New Zealand and Australia.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
British foreign secretary in Japan for security, trade talksBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has mingled with robots before meeting with Japanese officials in Tokyo
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India ready for talks with China on border standoffIndia says it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains.
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Qatar foreign minister in China after visit by UAE officialQatar's foreign minister is visiting Beijing a day after his Chinese counterpart told a top official from the United Arab Emirates that China hoped the rift between the Gulf countries could be repaired
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Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of N. Korea's nukesBy some measures, North Korea's spending on its nuclear and missile programs is not that much, but it's a huge portion of the country's economy
The Associated Press8 hours ago
'Jet-set monk' is back in Thailand after extradition from USA former monk known for a jet-setting lifestyle is back in Thailand after he was extradited from the United States, where he fled to escape charges including statutory rape and fraud.
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