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Coronavirus makes life more difficult for Pakistan's transgender community

"Things were really difficult for me during the coronavirus lockdown, and they haven't improved since the government eased restrictions. People still refuse to interact with us," Shaista...

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ASIA: TRUMP-KIM-WHAT IF? BANGKOK — In one corner: the unpredictable dictator, the third-generation family ruler whose nation has a seven-decade reputation of being ...

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ASIA: TILLERSON-ASIA — On his first trip to Asia as top U.S. diplomat, Rex Tillerson wants to forge cooperation with Japan, South Korea and China against the nuclear threat from Nort...

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ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — Appearing calm and solemn, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, are ch...

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ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — A high-level North Korean delegation arrives in Kuala Lumpur seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack th...

Pakistan deploys extra police ahead of regional summit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior ministry says it has deployed extra police forces and paramilitary units to boost security in the country's capital ahead of a regional summit on economic cooperat...

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ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — Malaysian police arrest a woman in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother at a Kuala Lumpur airport. Police said the...

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ASIA: NKOREA-MISSILE THREATS — With Donald Trump getting ready to take office as president, North Korea is talking about launching a newly perfected intercontinental ballistic missil...

Pakistan to probe plane crash that killed 47

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Thursday it will open an investigation into a plane crash the day before in the country's northwest that killed 47 passengers and crew, as military helicopters ferried t...

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ASIA: INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — Humanitarian organizations descend on Indonesia's Aceh province as the local disaster agency calls for urgent food supplies and officials race to assess ...

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ASIA: INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday, resuming a search for earthquak...

Remains of 47 victims of plane crash to be sent to Islamabad

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The remains of the 47 passengers and crew who were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines commuter crashed in the north of the country are being sent to Islamabad fo...

Pakistan: India attack kills 12, 10 troops die on both sides

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Artillery fire and shelling from India targeted several villages and struck a passenger bus near the dividing line in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing...

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ASIA: AFGHANISTAN — A suicide bomber kills at least 28 people and injures 45 others inside a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul. By Rahim Faiez and Amir Shah. SENT: 410 words...

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ASIA: THAILAND-CENSORSHIP — Thai authorities cracking down on online insults to the royal family following the recent death of their king pressed Google and Facebook for help as they...