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Taliban say new intra-Afghan peace talks to be held in ChinaThe Taliban say a fresh round of intra-Afghan peace talks is to be held in China next week
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Japan's Emperor Naruhito speaks as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
The Latest: Trump congratulates Japanese Emperor NaruhitoPresident Donald Trump has congratulated Japanese Emperor Naruhito on his enthronement
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In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo, containers of the herbicide glyphosate are for sale at a farm supply store in Nakhon Phanom Province, northeast Thailand. Thailand's government has agreed to ban the use of the herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and the insecticide chlorpyrifos, all widely regarded as dangerous to human health, starting Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicalsThailand's government has agreed to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe raises his hands as he shouts "banzai" or cheers in front of Emperor Naruhito during a ceremony to proclaim Emperor Naruhito's enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum ThroneJapan's Naruhito proclaims himself Emperor during an enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Palace, declaring himself the country's 126th monarch.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Lawsuit vs Sri Lankan presidential favorite dismissed in USThe daughter of a Sri Lankan journalist assassinated during the country's civil war says she'll appeal a U.S. court's decision to throw out her lawsuit against Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the front-runner in Sri Lanka's upcoming presidential election
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Indonesia oil pipeline fire kills Chinese workerAuthorities say a Chinese worker was killed in a fire at an oil pipeline in western Indonesia
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Hong Kong, Taiwan spar over fugitive case that led to unrestHong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked months of unrest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill
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Bangladesh to start relocating some Rohingya to island soonAuthorities in Bangladesh say they want to start relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island soon from crammed camps near the border with Myanmar, from where they fled
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, an Indian paramilitary force soldier stands guard near a barbwire barricade during restrictions in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. The Trump administration remains concerned about the ongoing crackdown in India-administered Kashmir, the restive Himalayan region stripped of its special constitutional status in August, but supports India's development "objectives" there, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells said in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 22, ahead of a congressional hearing in Washington. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
US diplomat: Kashmir human rights a concern for WashingtonA U.S. diplomat overseeing South Asia says the Trump administration is concerned about human rights in India-administered Kashmir but supports India's development "objectives" for the restive Himalayan region stripped of its special status in August
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to 'unbearable' spine painPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte is cutting short his trip to Japan due to "unbearable pain" in his spinal column caused by his fall off a motorcycle last week
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Thailand arrests German man for allegedly disposing of bodyPolice in Thailand are investigating the death of a German woman after arresting a German man for allegedly dumping her body into a canal
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Pakistan's imprisoned former premier rushed to hospitalPakistan's ex-PM Sharif rushed to hospital from prison after recent blood tests raised doctors' concerns
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Prosecutors seek court change for Goldman Sachs's 1MDB trialMalaysian prosecutors are seeking a court change for Goldman Sachs's criminal trial over its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, center, walks Gen. Scott Miller, right, chief of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, at the U.S. military headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. He told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Balbor)
Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoint, kill 15 policemenAfghan official: Taliban storm checkpoint in northern province, killing at least 15 policemen
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Hundreds to mourn American prosecutor slain in MicronesiaHundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service for American prosecutor Rachelle Bergeron, who was shot and killed last week in the Pacific nation of Micronesia
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