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Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at seaA Philippine diplomat says the risks of an armed conflict have increased in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Asian markets were higher on Monday following Wall Street gains last week, as market jitters showed signs of easing. Many major markets were closed on holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
European shares drift lower as traders take a breatherEuropean shares drifted lower Monday as investors paused for breath following a sizeable rally last week.
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Maldives president seeks extension to state of emergencyThe president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country
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Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa reads his statement as he presents to the media arrested foreigner Fehmi Lassoued, also known as John Rasheed Lassoned, allegedly a native of Egypt, along with a Filipino companion Anabel Moncera Salipada Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Lassoued and Salipada were arrested over the weekend in possession of assorted firearms, ammunitions and components for IED (Improvised Explosives Device) such as electronic resistors, capacitors, batteries and pipe fittings. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commanderPhilippine police say authorities have arrested an Arab man who they believe is a former commander of the Islamic State group
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Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidentsA cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents
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Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gunPolice say they have arrested four Indonesian men and a boy who killed a critically endangered orangutan by shooting it at least 130 times with an air gun
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Main chapel unaffected by weekend fire at Tibetan monasteryThe Tibetan government-in-exile says a weekend fire at the sprawling Jokhang monastery in Tibet did not affect the main chapel at the 1,300-year-old religious site, considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism
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FILE - In this July 30, 2017, file photo, opposition leader Imran Khan of the Pakistan Taherik-e-Insaf party waves to supporters during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan’s party announced Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 that Pakistani cricket legend turned politician Khan has married a faith healer, ending rumors that he was considering a third marriage after divorcing two wives. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
Pakistan cricketer turned politician Khan marries 3rd timePakistan's cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan marries faith healer, his third marriage
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Afghan official: Bodies found of 9 people abducted last yearAfghan official: Bodies of 9 civilians abducted by militants early last year found in eastern province
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Maldives court delays reinstating pro-opposition lawmakersThe Supreme Court of the Maldives has delayed its order reinstating 12 pro-opposition lawmakers ahead of a key parliamentary sitting
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U.S. Navy officers operate on the flight deck control tower as U.S. military aircraft sit on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrolsU.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reportedA large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, their sons Hadrien and Xavier and daughter Ella-Grace, front centre, wave as they step out of the aircraft upon their arrival at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau begins weeklong India visitCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in India for a weeklong visit aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries
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India, Iran to step up cooperation on AfghanistanIndia and Iran have agreed to step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan in an effort to restore peace and stability to the war-wracked country
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A police officer stands guard while another taking information visitors at a checkpoint of a prison, where the trial of a serial killer is being held, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to deathPublic prosecutor in Pakistan says court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation
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