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This combination of photos, shows from left, New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern, left, in Christchurch, on Aug. 16, 2017, New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, in Christchurch on Aug. 24, 2017, and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters in Christchurch, Aug. 16, 2017, speaking at events during the election campaign. The main conservative and liberal parties are competing to form a government after an election last month ended with an inconclusive result. Crucial to the negotiations is the small New Zealand First party, led by maverick lawmaker Winston Peters. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
New Zealand gets liberal govt led by Ardern month after voteJacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister after a small political party chose to make a deal with liberals following the nation's election nearly a month ago
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A firefighter walks at a burnt building following a fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. A fire has nearly destroyed the luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
Fire rips through luxury Myanmar hotel, 1 body recoveredA fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon, killing at least 1 person
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017 file photo, New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern during a visit to Addington School in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardern, 37, will be New Zealand’s next prime minister after a small political party chose to make a deal with liberals following the nation’s election nearly a month ago. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
The Latest: Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand's next leaderJacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister after a small political party chose to make a deal with liberals following the nation's election nearly a month ago
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Taliban attack army camp in southern Afghanistan, killing 41Afghan officials say the Taliban have carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, setting of several hours of fighting and killing at least 41 soldiers
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New Zealand's next prime minister will be challenger Jacinda Ardern after minor party sides with liberalsNew Zealand's next prime minister will be challenger Jacinda Ardern after minor party sides with liberals
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Chinese communists party cadres attend the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congressMuch of it will be held behind closed doors, but journalists and academics _ and more than a billion Chinese citizens _ will be closely watching for hints signaling change at the congress of China's ruling Communist Party
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Smoke rises over the city as explosions continue to reverberate in Marawi, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte declared its liberation in the southern Philippines, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Sporadic explosions and gunfire continue Wednesday as Philippine soldiers fought to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in MarawiThe Philippine military says a top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked fighters killed overnight in clashes in Marawi
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with former Chinese President Hu Jintao during the opening session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China’s economic growth stayed relatively stable in the latest quarter, buoyed by strength in retail spending and exports, giving the ruling Communist Party a political boost as it prepares to appoint President Xi Jinping to a new term as leader. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party controlChina's ruling communists juggling conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control
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Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills 8 workersAn explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed 8 workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India
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Australian govt pushes easier language test for new citizensThe Australian government says it's prepared to relax its proposed English language test for new citizens as a compromise to get other tough new restrictions on attaining citizenship through Parliament
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4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine cityPhilippine troops killed four Islamic State group-linked militants in a clash and occasional blasts thundered across Marawi on Wednesday after the president declared the southern city liberated from "terrorist influence"
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Pakistan arrests cleric over involvement in murder of modelPakistani police say they have arrested disgraced cleric over involvement in 2016 murder of social media model
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Pakistan says fence on Afghan border will reduce attacksPakistan's military says new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan will help prevent militant attacks, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered Kabul, which does not recognize the frontier as an international border
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A worker prepares umbrellas for the delegates in the rain outside the Great Hall of the People during the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challengesChinese President Xi Jinping urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, as some indexes got a boost from overnight gains on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark held steady as expectations grew that a likely ruling party win in Sunday’s Japanese parliamentary elections will help stability and growth.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
US earnings move into focus of global marketsGlobal shares mixed, Japan benchmark up on election prospects
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