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Turkmen president celebrates birthday with new gas refinery

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's president has celebrated his 62nd birthday with the opening of the world's largest natural gas-to-gasoline refinery, a $1.7 billion project. ...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LONDON — Liverpool starts October away at Newcastle in the Premier League after winning only one of six matches in all competition...

Video games in the Olympics? Here's how it might work

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The future of the Olympics may just be in a basement in Turkmenistan. With leading Olympic figures considering a possible role for competitive computer ...

Isolated Turkmenistan holds lavish opening ceremony

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — With a glitzy sports show and a multi-billion-dollar spending spree, isolated Turkmenistan wants to show itself to the world. Turkmenistan, a gas-rich f...

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ASIA: KOREAS-TENSIONS — The United States, Japan and South Korea request urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul ...

Turkmenistan's leader set to win re-election

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The authoritarian president of Turkmenistan is set to sail to victory in Sunday's election where eight other candidates are on the ballot, but all praise his polices. ...

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ASIA: PHILIPPINES-RESILIENT REBELS — Young communist guerrillas in the Philippine wilderness describe their militancy in Marxist terms, but all appear to have been drawn to their pat...