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U.S. to sharply limit refugee flows to 30,000 in 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country...

Nickel producers eye Indonesia to plug into EV battery market

JAKARTA — Several global metals producers have set their sights on Indonesia's nickel reserves to tap an expected surge in demand for the metal for...

China provinces braced for heavy rainfall as typhoon heads west

SHANGHAI — China's southern regions faced more heavy rainfall on Monday as a devastating typhoon swept west, with key transport services already suspended and...

Tennis-Serena ‘out of line’ but both sides share blame says King

Former world number one Billie Jean King has softened her initial stance on the controversy over Serena Williams, who was "totally out of line"...

North Korea’s Kim asks Trump for another meeting in “very warm” letter

SEOUL/WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump received a "very warm, very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second...

China engages in Australia’s largest maritime drill for first time

SYDNEY — China is participating for the first time in Australia's largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint...
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YANGON— A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country. Yangon...
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Japan braces for likely landfall from strong typhoon Jebi

TOKYO — Japan braced on Monday for the arrival of strong typhoon Jebi as the storm churned north towards the islands, the latest in...

Thrill-seeking runners take sport – and spending – to rural China

LONGYANGXIA — At dawn, high on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, a Buddhist monk in saffron robes chants blessings over limber athletes preparing to run 100...

Asia stocks rise as trade optimism extends Wall Street’s bull run

TOKYO — Asian stocks rose on Thursday as Wall Street hit record highs in the hope that the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...
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Atom Araullo finds Jordanians, Filipinos share a common value during times of need

Filipinos and Jordanians have something Atom Araullo found strikingly similar, a desire to give to those in need even when they have little for...

HIGHLIGHTS: Day five of Asian Games

JAKARTA — Highlights of day five of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Wednesday (times GMT): Victories in swimming and wushu events...

A year on, Rohingya still fleeing Myanmar for crowded camps

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP — Hamida Begum fled her home in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh about two months ago with her husband, two-year-old son, and...
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