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Chinese-Australian billionaire wins media defamation suitJudge rules Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was defamed by a media report that insinuated he bribed a former United Nations general assembly president
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French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying chargeA French national has appeared in court in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex
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In this Feb. 24, 2010, photo, inspection and quarantine workers take samples of imported coal at a port in Rizhao in eastern China's Shandong province. Australia's Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, that while there might be some delays in the processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal. (Chinatopix via AP)
China says coal handling delayed by environmental checksChina says delays in handling of Australian coal due to environmental checks
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India top court orders an end to assaults against KashmirisIndia's top court has ordered state authorities to stop threats, assaults and social boycotts of thousands of Kashmiri students and others following last week's suicide attack on military convoy
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A crowd gathers at the site of a fire that raced through this neighborhood on Wednesday night in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Police on Friday were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fireBangladesh police say they are seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital that killed at least 67 people and could charge them with negligence
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India seeks to control rivers into Pakistan as punishmentIndia says it is building dams to stop its share of water from flowing into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as it seeks to punish its longtime rival for an attack on paramilitary soldiers last week that left 40 dead
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Closing nuclear facility on table as US-NKorea summit nearsThe future of a key North Korean nuclear facility is on the table as leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump prepare to meet in Vietnam next week
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Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace dealSome of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions
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Saudi crown prince meets Chinese official on Beijing visitSaudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with a Chinese vice premier in a bid to strengthen relations in the face of criticism from the West over the kingdom's human rights record and its war in Yemen
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AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP Photos: Deadly fire in historic district of Bangladesh's capital; tensions in India after Kashmir suicide attack; looking ahead to US-NKorea summit in Vietnam
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Japan's Akihito seen as devoted to duties, open to new ideasJapan's Emperor Akihito, who will abdicate the throne in April, is seen as being open to new ideas and keenly aware of his duties
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FILE - In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. Ahead of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some observers say there is an uncertainty over the future of the decades-long military alliance between Washington and Seoul. (Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP, File)
Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summitWorry about US-South Korea grows ahead of second Trump-Kim summit
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This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. The Philippine interior secretary says the rise of Hatib Sawadjaan, who is blamed for orchestrating a suicide bombing in a cathedral last month that killed 23 people on Jolo Island, shows that ISIS would latch on desperately to any militant who could provide a sanctuary and armed fighters as its last strongholds crumble in Syria. (Philippine National Police via AP)
Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in PhilippinesPhilippine and US officials say a little-known militant has been named leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines
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Australian who drove into crowd, killed 6, sentenced to lifeA man who drove a stolen car into lunchtime crowds and killed six people was sentenced to life imprisonment in what the judge described as one of Australia's worst cases of mass murder
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian shares mostly lower as investors watch trade talksAsian shares are mostly lower after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington
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