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Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trial

Jan 21, 2018

Myanmar military has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state

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2 Indonesian hostages released by their Abu Sayyaf captors

Jan 20, 2018

Two Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors

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North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to South

Jan 20, 2018

North Korea on Saturday proposed to send a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.

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China says US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough

Jan 20, 2018

The Chinese government accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea

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Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

Jan 20, 2018

Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade

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N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupe

Jan 19, 2018

North Korea has canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by an art troupe she also leads during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

Jan 19, 2018

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing crucial information for its cleanup

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Stocks rise despite looming US government closure

Jan 19, 2018

Modest gains for world shares as US government closure looms, dollar retreats

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China calls deadly tanker collision 'unprecedented'

Jan 19, 2018

A Chinese official says the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts

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Chinese police take away lawyer after letter urging reforms

Jan 19, 2018

The wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer says her husband was taken into police custody Friday morning while taking their son to school

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