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Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand

At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded in the attack in Helmand province, officials say.

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India drops sedition charges against 'Pakistan cricket fans'

India drops sedition charges against 15 Muslim men arrested for "shouting pro-Pakistan slogans".

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Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism

Senator Pauline Hanson suggested that students with the condition be excluded from classrooms.

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Investigators question how a Navy destroyer and a container ship collided

Multiple investigations are taking place in Japan after the deadly weekend collision.

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Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as new U.S. military policy nears

Amid insider attacks and heavy insurgent pressure, Pakistan’s role is at issue.

Washington Post /
Can you declutter if you have kids? This Japanese dad says you can.

Getting rid of things helps clear your mind and live a happier life, according to ‘danshari.’

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Suicide blast at Shiite mosque in Kabul kills at least 2, Afghan officials say

A special police unit was dispatched after other armed attackers reportedly entered the site, authorities said.

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Rich heritage

Mumbai is believed to have the second highest number of art deco buildings after Miami.

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'Devil wheel' rider: It makes me happy

Female motorcyclist Karmila Purba talks about life as a "devil wheel" rider in Indonesia.

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Energy revolution

China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.

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What's Alibaba's Jack Ma selling to America?

The boss of the Chinese e-commerce giant is pitching to American entrepreneurs. Should Amazon worry?

NY Times /
‘A Dumb Decision’: U.S. Said to Waste $28 Million on Afghan Army Camouflage

The Pentagon paid for a proprietary pattern that was inappropriate for the environment based on a single Afghan official’s tastes, a government ...

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Peace at last

Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

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Militants’ Siege of Philippine Elementary School Ends After 12 Hours

Islamist militants seized an elementary school and took hostages before escaping, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Police in India Arrest Fans Celebrating Pakistan’s Cricket Victory

Those arrested on charges of sedition included students, laborers and shopkeepers, officers said.

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Thailand King Vajiralongkorn shot at with air pistol

German authorities say King Vajiralongkorn was shot at by teenagers while cycling late at night.

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Ford’s Signal to the Auto World: Here Comes China

Making the Focus in a Chinese factory demonstrates their reliable quality and competitive costs, but the move could spark trade tensions with the ...

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How did yoga conquer the world?

It's International Yoga Day, but why does the world love yoga?

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China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

The public sign of discord is highly unusual for the two Communist neighbors, and it comes as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the South China Sea.

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China’s Trump Honeymoon: Unexpected, and at Risk of Ending

President Trump said that Beijing had failed to rein in North Korea, an assertion that could lead to tougher American stances on trade, currency and the South China Sea.

CNN /
Trump to China: Thanks for trying

For months, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and top aides have staked any progress dealing with North Korea's burgeoning nuclear program on China's involvement.

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Duterte vows to rebuild terrorized city

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte begged forgiveness Tuesday for declaring martial law in Mindanao island and vowed to rebuild Marawi, the ...

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Justice Karnan: Indian judge jailed for contempt

The move follows a high-profile battle between the judge and India's most senior judicial figures.

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Everest height called into question

Did Mount Everest shrink after Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake? Has it lost a few meters of snow cover due to global warming? Is it getting taller ...

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Toshiba Picks Preferred Bidder for Microchip Business

The decision to negotiate with a Japanese-led consortium was likely to intensify a showdown with an American business partner seeking to steer the ...

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Will a hearing ease Singapore PM's problems?

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong is on the back foot.

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Ani Choying Drolma: Nepal's groundbreaking rock star nun

Ani Choying Drolma was not stabbed as a teenager by her Tibetan sculptor father in one of his many fits of rage.

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Calls for travel ban escalate

Anger over Otto Warmbier's fate continued to build Tuesday, with lawmakers declaring his death a "murder" and calling for travel restrictions to North Korea, while the administration considered how to respond.

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