New York Times - Asia Pacific

After Deadly Insider Attack, U.S. Airstrikes Kill 14 Civilians, Afghans Say
American and Afghan forces traded fire, provoked by a Taliban insider. Then, Afghan officials say, an American airstrike hit the home of a large refugee family.
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As Thailand Prepares to Vote, the Likely Winner Is Clear. But the Aftermath Isn’t.
A populist party looks set to prevail on Sunday. But waiting in the wings, and even on the ballots, is the military.
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North Korea Steps Up Effort to Divide South Korea and U.S.
Since the summit meeting between Kim Jong-un and President Trump in Vietnam ended without a deal, North Korea has urged South Korea to distance itself from the United States.
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Italy Gives Xi, and China’s Vast Infrastructure Project, a Royal Welcome
Italy would become the first Group of 7 nation to officially join China’s vast One Belt One Road project on Saturday, a sign of Beijing’s growing influence.
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The long-distance coach bus was taking tourists to Mao Zedong’s hometown when the fire erupted, according to Chinese state media. At least 26 people were killed.
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New Zealand Bans the Christchurch Suspect’s Manifesto
The alleged gunman’s statement has been classified as “objectionable,” making it illegal to possess or distribute it anywhere in the country.
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Trump Overrules Own Experts on Sanctions, in Favor to North Korea
“President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.
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Trilobites: Sun Bears Mimic Each Other’s Faces. Scientists Didn’t Expect That.
They are solitary mammals, but like primates and people, they seem to be able to read one another’s facial expressions.
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Researchers are learning about a newly identified species of baleen whales, tracing sightings and sounds to learn that they stay mainly in tropical waters.
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In Christchurch, New Zealand, One Family Among Many Buries a Son
Atta Elayyan, 33, was one of the many victims of the mosque attacks laid to rest in a mass funeral on Friday. His loved ones told his story.
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BBC News - Asia

The military says the vote will restore democracy, but it is expected to remain influential.
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Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to China's global investment programme, despite...
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Firefighters pull a man from the rubble days on from the explosion but the death...
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A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep...
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Small groups are let in to the Al-Noor mosque where dozens of people were killed...
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The US president did not withdraw recently imposed North Korea sanctions, officials clarified.
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The deaths double the number of US service members killed in Afghanistan this year.
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Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
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The airline has asked to cancel an order for 49 jets after the plane was...
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From optimistic refugees to a couple deeply in love, Christchurch was meant to be safe...
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