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Policeman accused of killing 3 at party in East TimorScores of people have demonstrated in East Timor's capital to protest the killing of three people at a party, allegedly by a drunken policeman
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Renault and Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference outside Paris, France. Nissan Motor Co. says an internal investigation found that its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, has underreported his income. The auto company said he will be dismissed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
The Latest: Renault shares tank as CEO Ghosn under fireShares in European carmaker Renault have fallen 14 percent after alliance partner Nissan announced that Chairman Carlos Ghosn under-reported his income and will be dismissed
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Sri Lankan lawmakers propose cutting expenses of disputed PMSri Lankan lawmakers have submitted a motion to suspend the expenses of disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has lost two no-confidence motions in Parliament
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Nissan says an internal investigation found Chairman Carlos Ghosn under-reported his income and he will be dismissedNissan says an internal investigation found Chairman Carlos Ghosn under-reported his income and he will be dismissed
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Vietnam and Russia aim to triple bilateral trade by 2020The prime ministers of Vietnam and Russia have agreed to nearly triple their countries' two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 from $3.55 billion last year
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street kept up investor optimism into a new week, despite continuing worries about trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global shares advance, cheered by Wall Street buying spreeGlobal shares gain after Wall St buying spree sustains investor optimism, despite trade tensions
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP PHOTOS: The controversial world of Thai child kickboxingAP PHOTOS: The controversial world of Thai child kickboxing
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, photo, Thai kickboxer Chaichana Saengngern, 10-years old, pose after practicing kicks at a training camp in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. They say the sport is part of Thai culture and gives poor families the opportunity to raise a champion that will lift their economic circumstances. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangersThe sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers is considered good, clean sport in Thailand, but a boy's recent death may bring changes
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Aug. 24, 2018, photo, a Japanese flag is hoisted near the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan recorded a trade deficit in October but a recovery in exports after getting slammed by natural disasters in September, according to government data released Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Exports grew 8.2 percent from the same month the previous year, the Finance Ministry said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan exports up in October, but not enough to erase deficitJapan trade deficit widens as imports surge, outpacing recovery in exports
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central VietnamLandslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Occupy Central leaders, from right, Tanya Chan, Chan Kin Man, Benny Tai, Chu Yiu Ming and Lee Wing Tat shout slogans before entering a court in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement stand trial. The co-founders of the "Occupy Central" campaign - legal Prof. Benny Tai Yiu-Ting, sociology professor Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming - are facing charges related to the planning and implementation of the campaign which became part of the large-scale pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests which were carried out 79 days between September and December 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong protest leaders warn of threat to civil rightsHong Kong protest leaders who went on trial Monday for spearheading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 say their prosecution threatens the future of civil rights in the territory, where fears have grown of Beijing's growing influence
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in a court room before a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians opened its session Friday to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes. (Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
Cambodia says Khmer Rouge tribunal that convicted 3 is doneCambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide and other crimes
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Sri Lankan leaders' crucial talks fail to solve crisisOpposition lawmakers say crucial all-party talks have failed to reach a breakthrough to resolve the political turmoil that has engulfed the island nation for more than three weeks
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2009 file photo, then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad, speaks to reporters at the United Nations headquarters. Taliban officials said Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 that Pakistan has released Abdul Samad Sani, a U.S.-designated terrorist who served as the Afghan Central Bank governor during the militants' rule, along with a lower-ranking commander named Salahuddin. It came as U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad launched a second tour of the region, with stops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates as well as Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Taliban hold talks with US envoy in QatarThe Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Attacks kill 5 security forces in PakistanPakistani officials say five soldiers have been killed in two separate attacks by suspected militants
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