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29 dead after car bomb hits Afghan bank in restive Helmand province, governor says

Dozens of people were waiting to collect their monthly salaries ahead of the upcoming religious holiday.

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Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women

A problem once limited to men is increasingly affecting wives, mothers and children, upending family life.

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Otto Warmbier is home, but questions abound about his time in North Korea

Will Warmbier’s mistreatment cause the Trump administration to rethink its policy?

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Chinese police blame lone bomber for killing 8 at kindergarten gate

Writing found near the scene suggests that mothers could have been the target.

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Tesla Isin Talks to Set Up a Car Factory in China

The company said foreign production was needed to make cars more affordable overseas. Its plan for a Shanghai plant would require a Chinese partner.

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Afghan Bombing Kills Dozens of Workers Lined Up for Pay

A Taliban bomber drove into a crowd in Lashkar Gah, detonating a blast so forceful that some victims were blown into a nearby river, officials said.

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India to operate extra flights to Qatar for 'stranded' nationals

State-owned Indian Airlines and private carrier Jet Airways will begin the flights from Thursday.

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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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The negotiations that sealed Hong Kong's future

The two leaders sat several feet apart at a long table covered in green silk.

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New video purports to show hostages kidnapped in Afghanistan

The Taliban has released new video purporting to show two Westerners who were kidnapped in Afghanistan last year.

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Architects reimagine Hong Kong's high-rise housing

With space at a premium, Hong Kong architects have for the past 60 years been tasked with building upwards not outwards.

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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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Big Bang: Taeyang teases attraction to South Korea's Winter Olympics

How do you make things even cooler for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics?

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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.

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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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The Trump Tower Manila shows why Trump can never truly separate himself from his brand

The lingering presence of Trump endorsements has been a challenge.

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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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India’s biometric billion ID scheme

India is enrolling all of its citizens in the world’s largest domestic biometric identification system.

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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?

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‘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 watchdog said.

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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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