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Pakistani transgender, Nadeem Kashish, second left, talks to a resident during her door-to-door election campaign, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. The Pakistani election commission has for the first time allowed the transgender community to take part in the upcoming election scheduled on July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of pollsIndependent human rights commission issues dire warning ahead of polls as jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeals his 10-year prison sentence He was sentenced over purchases of luxury apartments in London
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In this July 13, 2018, photo, a child selects shoes as Chinese made children shoes carrying a Chinese map and U.S. flags are on display for sale at a shop in Beijing. China announced it filled a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reacting swiftly amid deepening concern about the economic impact of their spiraling technology dispute. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff planChina files WTO case challenging Trump plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion
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In this July 15, 2018, photo, pedestrians walking on a border bridge which link between Thailand and Myanmar near the border town of Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys and coach of a local team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last week are are-cross border and stateless, living in a limbo that puts serious restrictions not only on their upward mobility, but even on their right to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the northern province where they live. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Statelessness a hurdle for some rescued Thai boysThe 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last are a multi-ethnic, cross-border crew, but some of them cannot even count on a permanent home because they are stateless.
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A man monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, July 16, 2018. Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China slowdown weighs on markets as Trump meets PutinShares edge higher in early European trading after lackluster day in Asia
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Gas cylinder explosion at restaurant in Pakistan kills 3Pakistani official: Gas cylinder explosion at restaurant in central city of Multan kills at least 3
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Indonesia mob kills hundreds of crocodiles after man diesA mob has slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, gestures as he delegates a Chinese official to look into the problems brought up by European businessmen as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, looks on during the China-EU Business Roundtable held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global orderEU's Tusk urges Trump, Putin, China to unite in avoiding trade wars, preventing 'conflict and chaos'
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Cambodian spy trial of Australian filmmaker postponed againThe trial of an Australian filmmaker who could get five to 10 years in prison for flying a drone over a campaign rally last year has been postponed for a second straight month to allow his new lawyer to get acquainted with the case
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EU, embassies write to Sri Lankan leader on executionsThe European Union and other diplomatic missions have sought verification from the Sri Lankan government on its stand to resume executions after a rise in crime
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Truck hits bus carrying wedding party, killing 15 PakistanisPakistani police: Truck hits parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on busy highway, killing at least 15
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Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 police in eastern provinceAfghan official: Taliban storm police checkpoint in eastern Nangarhar province, killing 7 policemen
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Former prime minister Najib Razak arrives in parliament to take part in the swearing-in ceremony Monday, July 16, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament. Malaysian lawmakers took their oath in Parliament on Monday including former premier Najib Razak, who has been charged in a massive corruption scandal that led to his coalition’s electoral defeat. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leaderMalaysian lawmakers have taken their oath in Parliament, including former premier Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges in the scandal that led to his coalition's electoral defeat
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Vendors load their goods outside a retail and wholesale clothing mall in Beijing, Monday, July 16, 2018. China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China's economic growth cools amid trade tensionsChina's economic growth slowed to 6.7 percent in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff war with Washington
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EU chief Donald Tusk urges US, Russia and China not to start trade wars and destroy world order that has brought peaceEU chief Donald Tusk urges US, Russia and China not to start trade wars and destroy world order that has brought peace
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China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with WashingtonChina's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington
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