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In majority Muslim Malaysia, Obama calls on youth to reject extremism that drove Paris attacks

November
20
,
2015
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — President Barack Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the "terrible vision" that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures...

Rival Koreas agree to meet for low-level talks at border village next week

November
20
,
2015
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The rival Koreas on Friday agreed to hold talks next week as part of a previous deal aimed at improving ties in the wake of a military standoff in August. The talks among working-level officials at a border...

Mali army: 3 confirmed dead in attack on Mali hotel in capital, more than 100 hostages remain

November
20
,
2015
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BAMAKO, Mali — Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning, killing at least three people and initially taking numerous hostages, authorities said. The...

APEC leaders: Urgent need for increased international co-operation in fight against terrorism

November
19
,
2015
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MANILA, Philippines — Asia-Pacific leaders called Thursday for governments to urgently increase co-operation in the fight against terrorism as they wrapped up annual talks haunted by the Paris attacks. "Under the shadow cast by the...

Trudeau holds bilateral meeting with Obama at APEC summit in Manila

November
19
,
2015
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MANILA, Philippines — U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday at the APEC summit that the United States and Canada will "both soon to be signatories to the TPP." The 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership signed Oct. 5 was one of...

Military-backed party defeated in Myanmar elections still has 2 1/2 more months to make laws

November
16
,
2015
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NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — The military-backed party overwhelmingly voted out of office in Myanmar's general elections still has another 2 1/2 months to make laws as the majority — and retains enough potency to complicate matters if it...

US Navy ship calls at Shanghai in sign of continuing contacts despite recent tensions

November
16
,
2015
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BEIJING — A U.S. Navy destroyer docked in Shanghai on Monday in a sign that contacts between the U.S. and Chinese militaries are continuing despite tensions over the South China Sea. The visit by the USS Stethem follows Chinese protests...

Japan fuel reprocessing plant delayed until 2018 amid concerns over plutonium stockpile

November
16
,
2015
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TOKYO — The operator of Japan's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant said Monday it was postponing the opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators' lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades. The...

Tsunami advisory issued after magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off southwest Japan

November
13
,
2015
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TOKYO — A tsunami advisory was issued for parts of southern Japan on Saturday after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of the island of Kyushu. The Japan Meteorological Agency said tsunamis of up to 1 metre (3 feet) could hit...

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party wins historic majority in Myanmar Parliament

November
13
,
2015
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YANGON, Myanmar — Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party attained a historic majority in Myanmar's Parliament on Friday, making it possible for them to form the Southeast Asian country's first truly civilian government...