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In this in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, people gather to listen to a campaign speech given by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, leader of Party of Hope, during a campaign rally for the Oct. 22 lower house election. Koike, her hand forced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision, hastily launched the new party to contest the election. Her Party of Hope briefly stole the limelight from Abe, attracting a slew of defectors from the Democrats. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win the general election, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victoryJapan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself
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Chinese power over North Korea? It's more myth than realityOutsiders have long tried to get China to use its presumed influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear dreams, but the notion of Chinese power of Pyongyang is more myth than reality
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Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63Suicide bombers strike Shiite mosque in Kabul, Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people
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The Latest: US condemns twin suicide attacks in AfghanistanThe Latest: The United States is strongly condemning attacks by twin suicide bombers on two mosques in Afghanistan that killed at least 63 people
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Morning smog envelops the skyline in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of wars, smoking, hunger or natural disasters, according to a study released Thursday in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillionEnvironmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters
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Afghan police spokesman raises death toll in suicide bombing at Sunni mosque in western Ghor province to 33 killedAfghan police spokesman raises death toll in suicide bombing at Sunni mosque in western Ghor province to 33 killed
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In this Oct. 19, 2017, photo, Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at local brokerage Christfund Securities, wearing his red trading jacket, walks at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to closeEnd of an era for Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders as exchange prepares to shut its trading hall, joining other world exchanges in going fully automated
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese peacekeepers watch a screen displaying the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in southern Lebanon. Chinese President Xi Jinping is channeling a red-blooded nationalism as he seeks to strengthen the Communist Party's role in Chinese life and assert Beijing's rise as a global superpower. Xi's muscular foreign policy could become even more assertive following this month's party congress, where he's expected to get a second five-year term as party secretary general.  (Dong Yongkang/Xinhua via AP)
Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new eraA new form of red-blooded Chinese nationalism has been channeled skillfully by President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as he seeks to strengthen the party's role in Chinese life
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Chinese official: Fallen politician plotted against leadersA top figure in China's ruling Communist Party has accused a dismissed regional leader of plotting to 'usurp party leadership'
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaAP PHOTOS: China's Xi opened the 19th Communist Party congress; Philippine soldiers patrol in Marawi
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5 villagers die in clash with police at Myanmar jade mineState media say police in northern Myanmar have opened fire on hundreds of villagers who tried to enter a jade mine area, killing at least five and injuring 20 others
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Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Kabul has killed at least 30 peopleAfghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Kabul has killed at least 30 people
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India looking forward to visit by US secretary of stateIndia says it is looking forward to a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to New Delhi next week to further strengthen a partnership based on a shared commitment to a rule-based international order
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People walk across a street in front of an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Asian shares pushed higher on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice for the next Fed chief.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Global stocks get modest boost from US tax hopesWorld stock markets pushed higher Friday after the passing of a budget resolution in the U.S. Senate stoked hopes that President Donald Trump's tax reform package will be enacted.
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Building collapse kills 8 in southern IndiaPolice say a building housing a state-run bus operator has collapsed in southern India, killing 8 bus drivers and staff
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