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South Korean journalists walk to board a plane to leave for North Korea at Seoul Airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Eight journalists from South Korea departed for rival North Korea on Wednesday after the North allowed them to join the small group of foreign media in the country to witness the dismantling of its nuclear test site this week, Seoul officials said. (Yonhap via AP)
Foreign media prepare to board train for NKorea nuke siteForeign media prepare to depart for North Korea's nuclear test site after 8 journalists from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them
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Tensions soar between India, Pakistan along Kashmir frontierIndian officials say at least four civilians have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir, in escalating violence in the disputed region that both countries blame the other for initiating
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Australian lawmaker accuses billionaire in UN bribe scandalAn Australian government lawmaker has accused a China-born Australian billionaire who generously donates to Australian political parties of conspiring to bribe a top United Nations official.
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Stunning fall of Malaysia's Najib ushers in hopes of reformNajib's stunning fall in recent election ushers in hopes of reform for Malaysia
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Family members and others carry the casket of Sabika Sheikh, Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas, upon arrival at her home in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Her body has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in KarachiThe body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives
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Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspirationThe most successful female climber of Mount Everest who just returned from her ninth ascent of the highest peak says she wants to be an inspiration to all women so they too can achieve their dreams
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo,  Hindu women refugees prepare supper at their camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Amnesty International said Wednesday, May 23, 2018,  that Myanmar's army was not the only force that has slaughtered civilians in the country's volatile west.  In a new report, the rights group accused ethnic Rohingya insurgents of carrying out at least one brutal massacre of minority Hindus when the long-running conflict in Rakhine state exploded last year.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar HindusAmnesty International says Rohingya insurgents massacred Hindus in Myanmar last year
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Asian indexes mostly slipped Wednesday amid continuing worries about North Korea after the perk from the easing of U.S.-China trade tensions faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, KoreasAsian shares mostly lower amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas
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Airlines obey Beijing's demand to call Taiwan part of ChinaAirlines caving to Beijing on Taiwan despite White House protests
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In this image made from video, Archbishop Philip Wilson, center, heads to Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, Australia Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up convictionAn Australian archbishop says he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse
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Elderly North Korean spies trapped in South yearn for homeAfter decades trapped in lives they didn't want in South Korea, nearly 20 elderly former North Korean spies are hoping a thaw in tensions will allow for their return home
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AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festivalAP PHOTOS: A parade of floating children, a race up a bamboo tower and many buns for thousands of visitors to enjoy are part of Hong Kong festival
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This image made from video shows foreign media activity outside Kalma Hotel in Wonsan, North Korea, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. Pyongyang is allowing the limited access to the site to publicize its promise to halt underground tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles. It unilaterally announced that moratorium ahead of a summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. (AP Photo)
Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closingA small group of foreign journalists has arrived in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site
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Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south IndiaOfficials say nine protesters were killed when police opened fire on demonstrators demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant.
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Officials say 9 protesters killed when Indian police open fire on demonstrators demanding closure of copper plant.Officials say 9 protesters killed when Indian police open fire on demonstrators demanding closure of copper plant.
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