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FILE - In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Indonesian soldiers and rescue team gather to prepare for evacuating tourists from Mount Rinjani, seen in the background, at Sembalun in East Lombok, Indonesia. A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people.(AP Photo/File)
Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslidesA strong earthquake has jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed 460 people
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In this image from video, a man helps explain the terrane below, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks out from inside a helicopter during an aerial survey of flood affected areas in Kerala, southern India, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised more than $70 million in aid for the flood-affected Kerala on Saturday as he undertook an aerial survey to see the devastation caused by relentless monsoon rains.(Doordarshan via AP)
800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian stateOfficials say some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India's Kerala state
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Khan's party wins top office in Pakistan's PunjabThe legislature in Pakistan's largest province has elected a member of Prime Minister Imran Khan's party as chief minister following last month's elections
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'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apartHundreds of Koreans will participate, starting Monday, in a week of temporary reunions with relatives most haven't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War cemented the division of the Korean Peninsula into the North and South
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Indian children play in floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. India receives its annual rainfall from June-October. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Thousands stranded as floods submerge southern Indian stateThousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged
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People watch the oath taking ceremony of newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, telecasting by a news channel at a restaurant in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime ministerImran Khan, a former cricket star and longtime politician, has been sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections
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Pakistan says Indian fire kills villager in KashmirPakistan's Foreign Ministry and officials say Indian troops have killed a Pakistani villager and wounded two others in "unprovoked firing" in the Himalayan region of Kashmir
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Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansionDefense experts say Taiwan is responding to China's defense buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the island
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Malaysian leader tours Alibaba, meets Jack Ma on China visitA Chinese state broadcaster says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met with Chinese billionaire Jack Ma at the start of his trip to China
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Families leave their houses during a nearby clash between insurgents and security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the city's Shiite residents held funeral services for the victims of a horrific suicide bombing the previous day that left over 30 dead. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talksThe leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States
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Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime ministerPakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister
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Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off Indonesia; no damageA strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface has shaken an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage
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US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activistsThe United States says it's deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics troubling
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Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defectsA North Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan
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IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror warCounterterrorism official says Islamic State group is newest, deadliest front in Pakistan's decades-old war on terror
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