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Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Government scientists say one of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an…

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Asia stocks lower on caution over Fed meeting

Asia stocks lower on caution over Fed meeting

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting.

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Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue…

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Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan

Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldi…

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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

BEIJING (AP) — Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path…

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Image of Asia: Indonesian workers rally in capital

Image of Asia: Indonesian workers rally in capital

In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, an Indonesian worker wears a mask depicting the Japanese character Doraemon during a rally against outsourcin…

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Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam

Typhoon hits southern China, heads to Vietnam

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed n…

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2 British tourists found dead on beach in Thailand

2 British tourists found dead on beach in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Two British tourists were found battered to death Monday on a beach on a scenic island in southern Thailand that is one of the …

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Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders

Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden said Monday that the NSA is collec…

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Wife says police detain 81-year-old Chinese writer

BEIJING (AP) — A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles …

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2 men charged over $68 million drug haul in Sydney

2 men charged over $68 million drug haul in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — Two Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth 75 million Australian do…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Flooding from days of heavy monsoon rains partially submerged the city of Srinigar in Kashmir and left more than 400 people dead in northern P…

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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

TOKYO (AP) — Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in …

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Hearing planned amid Chinese incinerator protests

BEIJING (AP) — Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no …

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Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotl…

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AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

BANGKOK (AP) — Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. president…

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Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Austr…

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US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to …

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Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 o…

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US citizen Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years with labor by North Korean court

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — US citizen Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years with labor by North Korean court .

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