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Afghans to hold Loya Jirga meeting to discuss peace talksThe Afghan president's peace envoy says a traditional council of Afghan political and tribal leaders, known as a Loya Jirga, will be held next month to discuss negotiations with the Taliban
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
World shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US tradeWorld shares advance on reports Trump upbeat on China-US trade talks
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, Chairman of Reliance Group Anil Ambani speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai, India. India's top court has held industrialist Anil Ambani and two of his directors guilty of contempt of court and ordered them to pay 5.5 billion rupees ($77.29) million owed to Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
Indian court orders top industrialist to pay Ericsson $77MIndia's Supreme Court has found the chairman of Reliance Communications and two of his directors guilty of contempt of court and ordered them to pay $77.3 million owed to Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson
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Former top Chinese general sentenced to life for corruptionA former top Chinese general has been given a life sentence for taking and distributing bribes and possessing a large amount of unaccounted-for property
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Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summitPossibility of peace declaration looms large over Trump- Kim summit, but ending the Korean War could open up a whole new set of problems for Washington if not done carefully
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Saudi crown prince backs India's fight against terrorismSaudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered intelligence sharing and other cooperation with India in fighting extremism and terrorism
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China backs Tanzania prison sentence for 'ivory queen'China says it backs Tanzania's sentencing of a Chinese woman labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail for smuggling elephant tusks
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Pakistan arrests provincial assembly speaker over corruptionPakistan anti-corruption body arrests speaker of a provincial assembly over corruption allegations
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Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorialThe daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran who became a vocal critic of the regime has boycotted her father's funeral, saying it was against his wishes
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David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visaBritish author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa canceled ahead of a speaking tour
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China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversariesChina is keeping foreign travelers out of Tibet during sensitive political anniversaries
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AP PHOTOS: Red lanterns, lasers light up the Forbidden CityAP PHOTOS: Traditional red lanterns and modern laser-light show illuminate Beijing's historic Forbidden City at end of lunar new year celebrations
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Suspect in Pinochet-era crimes in Sydney extradition hearingA woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating to Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship has appeared in a Sydney court for an extradition hearing
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Indian Army's General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps  Lt. Gen. K.J.S. Dhillon, center, speaks as Inspector General of Police Swayam Prakash Pani, left, and Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) operation Zulfiqar Hassan sit by his side during a joint press conference in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. A top Indian military official in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday accused the Pakistani army and its spy agency for involvement in the last week’s deadly car bombing. Dhillon told reporters in Srinagar, the main city of Indian-held Kashmir, that the leadership of Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group was “eliminated within 100 hours” of the Feb. 14 attack, linking the slain militants in Monday’s gunbattle to the attack. (AP Photo)
Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attackPakistan's prime minister has offered to talk with India while warning it to refrain from any attacks on his country following a suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir
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Cheap and green: North Korean capital upgrades mass transitNorth Korea's capital is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living
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