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Trump Towers buyers in India offered chance to meet Donald Trump Jr., raising ethics concerns

January 18, 2018
Trump Towers buyers in India offered chance to meet Donald Trump Jr., raising ethics concerns

The offer comes amid rising concerns that Trump’s children are using their names to profit from their father’s presidency.
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Vice President Pence urges peaceful resolution of Afghan power struggle

January 17, 2018
Vice President Pence urges peaceful resolution of Afghan power struggle

Pence’s call to the Afghan president may forestall military action against a renegade northern warlord.
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Koreas plan Olympic first with joint women’s hockey team. But many in the South are not happy.

January 17, 2018
Koreas plan Olympic first with joint women’s hockey team. But many in the South are not happy.

The announcement — part of North-South outreach for next month’s Games — brought quick backlash in South Korea as too much of a concession toward thawing relations.
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A new U.S. air blitz in Afghanistan isn’t stopping for winter. But will it stop the Taliban?

January 16, 2018
A new U.S. air blitz in Afghanistan isn’t stopping for winter. But will it stop the Taliban?

U.S. and Afghan forces have conducted 2,000 airstrikes since a new strategy was announced.
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First Hawaii, now Japan sends a false alarm about incoming North Korean missile

January 16, 2018
First Hawaii, now Japan sends a false alarm about incoming North Korean missile

Public broadcaster NHK sent the erroneous message but corrected it within minutes.
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India is on the hunt for 24 ‘untraceable’ historical treasures

January 13, 2018
India is on the hunt for 24 ‘untraceable’ historical treasures

Officials are looking for ancient temples, tombs and other historical artifacts lost to natural disasters or development.
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Beijing wins battle for blue skies — but the poor are paying a price

January 13, 2018
Beijing wins battle for blue skies — but the poor are paying a price

The Chinese capital’s success upends the assumption that the Communist Party will always put the economy ahead of the environment.
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Comrade, meet Cupid — young communists play matchmaker for China’s millennials

January 11, 2018
Comrade, meet Cupid — young communists play matchmaker for China’s millennials

Mao promised to “Serve the people.” His successors want to set them up. 
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South Korean president credits Trump with bringing North Korea to the table

January 10, 2018
South Korean president credits Trump with bringing North Korea to the table

Moon has to strike a balance to avoid antagonizing both Trump and Kim.
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Chinese women reveal sexual harassment, but #MeToo movement struggles for air

January 9, 2018
Chinese women reveal sexual harassment, but #MeToo movement struggles for air

Sexual harassment is common in the media and on campus and Chinese women face resistance if they complain, but a handful have been brave enough to speak out.
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Can these two North Korean ice skaters help bring about a diplomatic thaw?

January 8, 2018
Can these two North Korean ice skaters help bring about a diplomatic thaw?

South Korea hopes Tuesday’s talks about the Winter Olympics will pave the way for warmer relations.
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A drug bust was marred by a suicide bombing in Kabul. Was it ISIS, or the ‘mafia’?

January 7, 2018
A drug bust was marred by a suicide bombing in Kabul. Was it ISIS, or the ‘mafia’?

ISIS claimed the attack, but police point to a more unusual turn of events. 
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Pakistan slams U.S. suspension of military aid, accuses it of betrayal

January 5, 2018
Pakistan slams U.S. suspension of military aid, accuses it of betrayal

The opposition is calling for cutting off U.S. supply lines to its troops in Afghanistan.
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Suicide bombing kills at least 20 in Kabul, including 16 police officers

January 5, 2018
Suicide bombing kills at least 20 in Kabul, including 16 police officers

The attack took place amid a chaotic confrontation between police and shopkeepers.
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North and South Korea reopen cross-border hotline, paving the way for formal talks

January 3, 2018
North and South Korea reopen cross-border hotline, paving the way for formal talks

The communications channel resumed to discuss arrangements for the Winter Olympics.
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Pakistan strikes back at Trump’s tweet: ‘disgusting’ and ‘completely incomprehensible’

January 2, 2018
Pakistan strikes back at Trump’s tweet: ‘disgusting’ and ‘completely incomprehensible’

A sharp-edged presidential tweet kicked off a war of words with ally Pakistan.
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South Korea welcomes North’s offer of talks, proposes to meet next week

January 2, 2018
South Korea welcomes North’s offer of talks, proposes to meet next week

Talks will discuss North Korea's possible participation in Winter Olympics, but experts doubt the initiative will lead to a lasting reduction in tensions.
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‘No more!’ Trump tweets to Pakistan, accusing it of ‘lies & deceit’

January 1, 2018
‘No more!’ Trump tweets to Pakistan, accusing it of ‘lies & deceit’

Angry Pakistani officials scrambled to respond to the president's early-morning attack.
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The South China Sea fell off Trump’s radar last year. He may have to pay attention in 2018.

January 1, 2018
The South China Sea fell off Trump’s radar last year. He may have to pay attention in 2018.

Chinese construction has continued at an accelerated pace, despite a tribunal ruling against it.
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48 underage girls have been rescued from the ashrams of a ‘godman’ in Delhi

December 31, 2017
48 underage girls have been rescued from the ashrams of a ‘godman’ in Delhi

Women are kept in “animal like” conditions, investigators said.
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Explosion at Afghan funeral kills 17

December 31, 2017
Explosion at Afghan funeral kills 17

The target of the blast was not clear, and no insurgent group claimed responsibility.
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Trump said China was caught ‘red-handed’ selling oil to North Korea. Beijing denies it did anything wrong.

December 29, 2017
Trump said China was caught ‘red-handed’ selling oil to North Korea. Beijing denies it did anything wrong.

The U.S. president seems increasingly frustrated with his North Korea plan. 
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Kabul blasts kill more than 40 people at pro-Iranian Shiite cultural center

December 28, 2017
Kabul blasts kill more than 40 people at pro-Iranian Shiite cultural center

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack as part of widening bloodshed hitting the Afghan capital.
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New Year’s Eve in Japan: watching a hit TV show about a man who eats alone

December 26, 2017
New Year’s Eve in Japan: watching a hit TV show about a man who eats alone

“The Solitary Gourmet” serves up escapism for Japan’s stressed salarymen.
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‘We are many, and God is with us’: Christmas spirit shines in Pakistan despite church bombing

December 25, 2017
‘We are many, and God is with us’: Christmas spirit shines in Pakistan despite church bombing

Christians’ collective rebuke against the deadly attack was palpable.
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Rush-hour suicide bombing near presidential palace in Kabul leaves 6 dead

December 25, 2017
Rush-hour suicide bombing near presidential palace in Kabul leaves 6 dead

The bomber detonated his explosives in an area with government offices and a heavy security presence.
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How amateur weathermen are tackling climate change in India

December 25, 2017
How amateur weathermen are tackling climate change in India

At stake are farmer’s livelihoods, wedding celebrations and cricket matches.
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For North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, 2017 has been a very good year.

December 24, 2017
For North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, 2017 has been a very good year.

The “Respected Supreme Leader” has been the center of attention — just as he likes it.
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North Korea declares latest U.N. sanctions ‘an act of war’

December 24, 2017
North Korea declares latest U.N. sanctions ‘an act of war’

The U.N. Security Council voted to impose tough sanctions on North Korea last week.
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Duterte’s Philippine drug war has a new defender — whose former colleagues are aghast

December 23, 2017
Duterte’s Philippine drug war has a new defender — whose former colleagues are aghast

Harry Roque is a lawyer who made his name standing up for human rights.
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