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FILE - In this March 22, 2018, file photo, Indonesian Siti Aisyah is escorted by police as she leaves after a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Siti Aisyah and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong, two Southeast Asian women on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother could be acquitted Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, or called to enter their defense in a case that has gripped the world. The two are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam’s face in a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. The women have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a hidden-camera show.(AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf, File)
Judge may acquit women or call defense in Kim Jong Nam trialWomen on trial in Malaysia for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother could be acquitted Thursday or called to enter their defense, which could last several more months
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Duterte: China should temper its behavior in disputed watersDuterte, who has long tried to nurture closeness between Philippines and China, says Beijing is wrong to claim airspace above man-made islands and surrounding waters in South China Sea and should not tell others to leave
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An Afghan family, who escaped from the volatile city of Ghazni, pose for a photograph in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami said Monday that about 100 policemen and soldiers as well as 20 civilians have been killed in past four days of battle in the eastern capital of Ghazni. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban overrun Afghan army base, kill 17 troopsTaliban overrun army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 17 troops, even as fighting still underway in Ghazni
The Associated Press7 hours ago
China urges Malaysia to address project woes through talksChina says it hopes that any problems Malaysia has with multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects will be handled through "friendly negotiation."
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Investors sit in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey’s central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Global markets stabilize as Turkey jitters easeMost global stock markets have steadied as worries subside over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
With gun salutes, Pakistan marks 71 years of independencePakistan kicks off day of celebrations marking country's 71 years of statehood and independence
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China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairsChina blasts US military spending bill that calls for plan to help self-ruled Taiwan improve its defenses as interference in country's affairs
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Afghan police officers search a vehicle at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan Defense Minister Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami said Monday that about 100 policemen and soldiers as well as 20 civilians have been killed in past four days of battle in the eastern capital of Ghazni. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
The Latest: Afghan aid group offers to help Ghazni's woundedThe Latest: Afghanistan's Red Crescent is offering to go into embattled city of Gazni to help with the wounded
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Pro-China protesters shout slogans against pro-independence activist Andy Chan as he delivers a controversial speech at Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, despite China's Foreign Ministry's request to cancel the talk. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialismA Hong Kong pro-independence activist has decried Beijing's rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand that the event be canceled
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Indonesia woman irked by mosque noise on trial for blasphemyIndonesian prosecutors are seeking an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque's loudspeakers
The Associated Press17 hours ago
BMW cars are parked for an emergency safety check at the playground of an elementary school near a BMW service center in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to firesSouth Korea bans driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component
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Defense Ministry spokesman says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiersDefense Ministry spokesman says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 13Pakistani official: Rescuers find bodies of 5 remaining miners missing after cave-in, bringing final death toll to 13
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Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdownChina is blaming "anti-China forces" for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Abuse victim Peter Gogarty speaks to media after former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson attended Local Court, in Newcastle, Australia, after a post-sentence decision, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail. (Darren Pateman/AAP Image via AP)
Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-upThe most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse has been ordered by an Australian court to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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