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7 dead as gunmen shoot at Sri Lanka prison busMedia reports say seven people were killed when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka
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Philippine militants release video of German's beheadingAbu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines have released a video of the beheading of a German hostage
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Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostageAbu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage
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Correction: Thailand-Tiger Zoo storyCorrection: Thailand-Tiger Zoo story
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Cambodian official urges emulating Trump's position on pressA senior Cambodia government official says President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are an inspiration to his own country to observe limits on freedom of expression
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Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunityPolice in Malaysia investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they have a major lead. The problem is he's a diplomat
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017 file photo, a man watches a public TV screen showing a file image of North Korea's state security minister Kim Won Hong, who had been seen as close to leader Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday, Feb. 27. The spy agency told lawmakers that five North Korean officials in the department of recently purged Kim Won Hong were executed by anti-aircraft guns because of the false reports to Kim, South Korean lawmaker Lee Cheol Woo said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officialsSouth Korea's intelligence agency says that five senior North Korean officials have been executed for making false reports to leader Kim Jong Un
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Afghan President: Taliban shadow governor killed in KunduzAfghan President Ashraf Ghani says that a senior Taliban commander has been killed
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Pakistani capital on high alert after a series of attacksPakistani officials say the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country have been put on high alert after a series of militant attacks
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South Korea's opposition threatens to impeach acting leaderSouth Korea's main opposition parties threatened to impeach the country's acting leader after he refused to extend a special investigation into the huge corruption scandal that toppled President Park Geun-hye
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Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant during attackIndonesian police say they shot and killed a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight
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FILE - In this June 27, 2016, file photo, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi speaks during a cooperation conference with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. Yang will meet with U.S. high-ranking officials becoming the first senior Chinese official to visit the United States on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 since President Donald Trump took office. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh, File)
1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump eraChina is sending its first senior official to visit the U.S. since President Donald Trump took office
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Takata guilty plea expected in cover-up of air bag troublesJapanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly air bag inflator problem
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaImages from Asia: Malaysian police revelation that banned nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam raises stakes in a case that has broad geopolitical implications; former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct
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US officials not yet authorized to vet Pacific refugeesAn Australian official says U.S. security officers have yet to be authorized by President Donald Trump's administration to vet refugees held on Pacific islands for potential resettlement in the United States
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