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In this file photo taken Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, then newly named members of the Politburo Standing Committee, from left, Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan stand in Beijing's Great Hall of the People following the end of the 18th Communist Party Congress. As they do each summer, China's leaders have headed to the beach for bit of relaxation and informal meetings on matters both trivial and weighty. This year's retreat will likely be a final breather ahead of a key party Communist Party congress expected in the fall at which President Xi Jinping will launch his second five-year term as party chief and cement his status as China's most powerful leader in decades. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authorityChina's leaders are holding an unofficial retreat ahead of the fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch his second term
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In this Sunday, June 17, 2016, photo, Pangong lake high up in Ladahak region is seen from India side. The Chinese soldiers hurled stones while attempting to enter Ladakh region near Pangong Lake on Tuesday but were confronted by Indian soldiers, said a top police officer. The officer said Indian soldiers retaliated but neither side used guns. There was immediately no comment from China. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
China, India soldiers hurl stones at each other in KashmirIndian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir
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FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, HMAS Success scans the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia, as a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion flies over, while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spotsScientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean
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This frame from video provided by KABC-TV shows Andrew Garcia, 21, entering court where he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating to death Xinran Ji, a University of Southern California graduate student from China, in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Songbo Ji, father of slain student Xinran Ji, not shown, sobbed as he spoke about the loss of his son in a victim impact statement at the sentencing of Garcia, one of five assailants in the 2014 murder. (KABC-TV via AP)
Man gets life in prison for Chinese student's beating deathA 21-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China
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UN chief: It's time for diplomacy on tense Korean peninsulaU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and it's important "to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy."
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The Latest: UN chief urges turn down rhetoric on KoreaU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level in decades and it's important "to dial down the rhetoric and to dial up diplomacy."
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Cambodia's tax agency denies crackdown is politicalCambodian tax authorities have denied there is a political motive for a crackdown on delinquent taxpayers that prominently targets media and civil society organizations critical of the government
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India hedges pledge to expel Rohingya Muslims amid outcryIndia says it is working to identify tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees in the country
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, center, is greeted by Chinese military officials as he arrives in Shenyang, China, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, to observe a Chinese Military Exercise. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
China urges US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threatsChina urges the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff
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A man waits to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after U.S. indexes took small losses as Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global stocks higher as North Korean tensions ease furtherGlobal stock markets are mostly higher after Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions
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Pakistani police: Militants kill police officer in northwestPakistani police: Militants on motorcycles shoot and kill junior police officer in northwestern region before fleeing
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The Latest: Malaysia says it will evaluate new MH370 dataMalaysia says it will need to evaluate a new analysis that could narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean
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Taiwan official resigns after blackout hits much of islandA Taiwanese minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering heat
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford and Chinese Northern Theater Command Commander Gen. Song Puxuan, right, arrive for a meeting at Northern Theater Command Army Force Haichung Camp in Haichung, China, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threatsChina is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Vietnam fires vice trade minister amid graft crackdownVietnam's vice trade minister has been fired for alleged wrongdoing as the ruling Communist Party widened its crackdown on corruption
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