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ASEAN leaders likely to go soft on sea feud in Manila summitSoutheast Asian leaders will express serious concern over territorial disputes in the South China Sea when they meet in Manila this week, but a draft communique to be issued after the meeting indicates they will adopt subdued language on the conflict
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US government appeals Singapore teen blogger's asylum caseU.S. government attorneys are appealing a Chicago immigration judge's decision to grant asylum to a teenage blogger from Singapore
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In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, photo, bronze statues of late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. The broad avenues of Pyongyang were, by authoritarian North Korea’s standards, fairly empty ahead of Tuesday’s 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army, one of the biggest events on the country’s calendar. In recent years, the army commemoration has taken a backseat to the April 15th celebration of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung’s birth, which saw thousands choking the avenues to prepare for the country’s biggest holiday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseatThe North Korean army's April 25 anniversary is not such a big day under Kim Jong Un, who has emphasized the birthday of the nation's founder 10 days earlier
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A look at immigrants in the US without legal statusA report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier
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Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook LivePolice in Thailand say a man upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself
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A U.S. Army helicopter crewman mans a gun on the rear gate as it departs Resolute Support headquarters with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis aboard in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 24, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police in northern provinceAn Afghan official says the Taliban have killed eight policemen and overrun three security checkpoints in the northern province of Takhar
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Cremation of Thailand's late king to be held on Oct. 26Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated this October as part of a five-day funeral ceremony
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Thai gov't approves purchase of $393M submarine from ChinaThailand's top defense official says the government has approved the purchase of its first submarine in more than half a century, calling the $393 million deal with China necessary and a bargain
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Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombingPakistani official raises toll from roadside bombing claimed by Taliban faction in northwestern tribal area to 14 killed
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Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting TrumpAustralia's prime minister says he is looking forward to meeting soon with U.S. President Donald Trump three months after the pair's heated telephone conversation over an Obama-era refugee deal
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In this photo provided by South Korean Defense Ministry, a South Korean navy sailor watches the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer during a joint exercises between the United States and South Korea in South Korea's West Sea Tuesday, April 25, 2017. South Korea's military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)
The Latest: US Navy conducting exercises with Japan, S.KoreaThe U.S. 7th Fleet says two of its destroyers are conducting simultaneous maritime exercises with naval ships from Japan and South Korea
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U.S. special representative for North Korea policy Joseph Yun, center, answers questions from reporters following meeting with Japanese and South Korean chief nuclear negotiators to talk about North Korean issues at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo Tuesday, April 25, 2017. North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.   U.S. envoy Yun says he and his counterparts from Japan and South Korea agreed to coordinate "all actions" on North Korea. (Toru Yamanaka/Pool Photo via AP)
Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversarySouth Korea's military says North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military
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A look at Nepal's progress in earthquake recoveryA look at Nepal's progress in rebuilding 2 years after a massive earthquake left the country in shambles
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FILE - In this April 26, 2015 file photo, a Nepalese woman holds the hand of her relative killed in an earthquake at a hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly everything was lost two years ago, when a terrifying earthquake rattled the Himalayan nation on April 25, 2015, killing more than 9,000 people and toppling nearly a million homes nationwide. The government has been criticized for moving slowly in dispersing funds that would allow people to rebuild on their own. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Nepal makes scant progress in rebuilding 2 years after quakeNepal has made scant progress in rebuilding homes and lives shattered 2 years ago by a devastating earthquake
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Philippines: Malaysian, 3 Indonesians among slain militantsThe Philippines' military chief says three Indonesians and a Malaysian are among 37 militants who were killed in an assault that captured the extremists' southern jungle camp
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