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Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out powerThe entire Hawaiian island of Lanai remains without electrical service after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend
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People wait for a bus in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is hosting Syria peace talks, is a relatively new name on the map. Founded in the early 19th century as a Russian empire outpost, Akmolinsk was a backwater in the wind-swept steppe. That changed in 1994 when Kazakhstan's first president decided to move the capital from the commercial center Almaty, and Akmolinsk was renamed Astana.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky startTalks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions are off to a rocky start in Kazakhstan
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Members of the Iranian delegation take pictures of each other in hotel lobby where Russia, Iran and Turkey talks are taking place ahead of Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Syrian rebel delegates huddled in Kazakhstan Sunday ahead of talks with government representatives scheduled to begin Monday, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year. At the top of the agenda is an effort to consolidate a fragile cease-fire agreement reached last month and ease humanitarian suffering in the war-ravaged country. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
The Latest: Trump willing to work with Russia against ISThe Trump administration says it is willing to partner with Moscow to combat the Islamic State group
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Fans of bull-taming sport attack police station in IndiaPolice arrested 40 people as fans of traditional bull-taming contests in southern India attacked a police station and set some vehicles on fire
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Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaChina is not happy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's high-profile visits to the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam over concerns that he's trying to pull the rug out from under Beijing's efforts to pacify its neighbors
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10 suspected Indonesian migrants drown off MalaysiaMalaysian authorities say the bodies of 10 people believed to be Indonesian migrants were found washed ashore not far from a capsized boat
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Panel's report support letting Japan's emperor abdicateA government panel studying a possible abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito is to release a report that supports enacting special legislation that would apply to him but not to future monarchs
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People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Japanese stocks tumbled Monday after Donald Trump took office as U.S. president and promised “American first” policies, prompting concern about possible protectionism. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global stocks slip amid concern over Trump policies on tradeMajor global stock markets are lower after Donald Trump took office as U.S. president and promised "America first" policies, adding to concerns about protectionism
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Correction: Pushing Asia's Buttons storyCorrection: Pushing Asia's Buttons story
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Star Chinese stock trader jailed for manipulating pricesA star Chinese stock trader who was arrested after a market collapse in 2015 has been sentenced to 5½ years in prison for manipulating share prices and insider trading
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Spiritual leader of Thailand's southern insurgents diesSapae-ing Basor, the spiritual leader of many Muslims in insurgency-torn southern Thailand, has died
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For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run outIndia, one of the last places in the world where the typewriter remains a part of everyday life, the end is - finally - coming
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Roof collapses in eastern Afghanistan refugee camp, kills 6Afghan official: Roof collapses in refugee camp in country's east, killing 6 family members sleeping inside
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Australian Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester, third left, holds a press conference, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Perth, Australia, with Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, left, and other officials in front of the search ship Fugro Equator, one of the vessels involved in the MH370 search. Transport officials from Australia, Malaysia and China met the crew of Fugro Equator, who were ordered to return last week after the countries officially suspended the nearly three-year search for the plane in the Indian Ocean. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)
MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt endsThe ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has returned to port in western Australia for the final time
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaChina is not happy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's high-profile visits to the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam over concerns that he's trying to pull the rug out from under Beijing's efforts to pacify its neighbors
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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