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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street kept up investor optimism into a new week, despite continuing worries about trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global shares advance, cheered by Wall Street buying spreeGlobal shares gain after Wall St buying spree sustains investor optimism, despite trade tensions
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AP PHOTOS: The controversial world of Thai child kickboxingAP PHOTOS: The controversial world of Thai child kickboxing
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Vietnam and Russia aim to triple bilateral trade by 2020The prime ministers of Vietnam and Russia agree to nearly triple their bilateral trade volume to $10 billion by 2020 from $3.55 billion last year
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, photo, Thai kickboxer Chaichana Saengngern, 10-years old, pose after practicing kicks at a training camp in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai lawmakers recently suggested barring children younger than 12 from competitive boxing, but boxing enthusiasts strongly oppose the change. They say the sport is part of Thai culture and gives poor families the opportunity to raise a champion that will lift their economic circumstances. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangersThe sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers is considered good, clean sport in Thailand, but a boy's recent death may bring changes
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In this Aug. 24, 2018, photo, a Japanese flag is hoisted near the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan recorded a trade deficit in October but a recovery in exports after getting slammed by natural disasters in September, according to government data released Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Exports grew 8.2 percent from the same month the previous year, the Finance Ministry said. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan exports up in October, but not enough to erase deficitJapan trade deficit widens as imports surge, outpacing recovery in exports
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Landslides kill 13, leave 4 missing in south central VietnamLandslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam
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Occupy Central leaders, from right, Tanya Chan, Chan Kin Man, Benny Tai, Chu Yiu Ming and Lee Wing Tat shout slogans before entering a court in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement stand trial. The co-founders of the "Occupy Central" campaign - legal Prof. Benny Tai Yiu-Ting, sociology professor Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming - are facing charges related to the planning and implementation of the campaign which became part of the large-scale pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests which were carried out 79 days between September and December 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong starts trial for 9 accused in 2014 Occupy protestsThree leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in 2014 and six others on trial for their involvement in the demonstrations that paralyzed the financial district for several weeks but failed to win concessions
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In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in a court room before a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians opened its session Friday to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes. (Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
Cambodia says Khmer Rouge tribunal that convicted 3 is doneCambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide and other crimes
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Sri Lankan leaders' crucial talks fail to solve crisisOpposition lawmakers say crucial all-party talks have failed to reach a breakthrough to resolve the political turmoil that has engulfed the island nation for more than three weeks
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2009 file photo, then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Zalmay Khalilzad, speaks to reporters at the United Nations headquarters. Taliban officials said Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 that Pakistan has released Abdul Samad Sani, a U.S.-designated terrorist who served as the Afghan Central Bank governor during the militants' rule, along with a lower-ranking commander named Salahuddin. It came as U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad launched a second tour of the region, with stops in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates as well as Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Taliban hold talks with US envoy in QatarThe Taliban have held three days of talks with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Afghan insurgent group has a political office
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Attacks kill 5 security forces in PakistanPakistani officials say five soldiers have been killed in two separate attacks by suspected militants
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Grenade attack on northern India prayer hall kills 3Police say three people were killed and over a dozen injured when two men on a motorbike targeted a prayer hall with a grenade in northern India
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles after attending the APEC 2018 Economic Leaders Meeting at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, US differAn acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea fails to agree on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers the U.S. and China
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, speaks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Latest: APEC leaders fail to agree on final communiqueCanada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea were unable to agree on a final communique
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at APEC summit couldn't reach consensus on final communiqueCanada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at APEC summit couldn't reach consensus on final communique
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