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Thai military gov't head interested in staying in politicsThe head of Thailand's military government has declared he is "interested" in participating in politics, in a new indication he may seek to remain in office after elections scheduled for early next year
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Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, left, and his running mate, Faisal Naseem, leave after addressing media in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. A longtime but little-known lawmaker, Solih declared victory at his party's campaign headquarters in a contentious election widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Calm opposition leader wins Maldives presidency amid stormCalm opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins Maldives presidency amid storm
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5 suspected rebels, India soldier killed in Kashmir fightingThe Indian army says five suspected militants and a soldier have been killed in fighting near the highly militarized de facto frontier that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan
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Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting 7 weeks at seaAn Indonesian teenager has survived about 7 weeks adrift at sea after the floating wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings
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In this photo provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, the distressed yacht, Thuriya, with Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy on board, floats in the southern Indian Ocean. Tomy was injured and his yacht lost its mast in a storm on Friday. (AMSA via AP)
French boat rescues injured Indian sailor from yachtIndian authorities say a French ship has rescued an Indian sailor who was injured in the remote southern Indian Ocean during a round-the-world solo yacht race
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Maldivian watch a live telecast of statement delivered by president Yameen Abdul Gayoom at a cafe in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the Maldives' contentious presidential election, which was widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy. Famed for its sandy white beaches and luxury resorts, the nation of islands and atolls in the southern Indian Ocean has seen economic growth and longer life expectancy under strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, according to the World Bank. But democratic freedoms have been curtailed. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Maldives' president concedes loss to opposition candidateMaldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television
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In this Aug. 14, 2018, photo, Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Authorities in Hong Kong have taken an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. Hong Kong’s secretary for security, John Lee, announced Monday, Sept. 24, that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation. (Paul Yeung/Pool Photo via AP)
In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political partyHong Kong takes an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds
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Supporters of Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih celebrate their victory in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. A longtime but little-known lawmaker Solih declared victory at his party's campaign headquarters in the capital city Male in a contentious election widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy.(AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan )
The Latest: Maldives' president concedes election lossThe Maldives' strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday's election to his challenger
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Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."
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Maldives Election Commission says provisional results show opposition's Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winning presidential voteMaldives Election Commission says provisional results show opposition's Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winning presidential vote
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Out of Cambodian jail, filmmaker strolls on beach back homeAustralian filmmaker James Ricketson took a stroll on a Sydney beach at dawn as he recuperates from more than a year in a Cambodian prison
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Hong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security groundsHong Kong takes unprecedented step by banning a pro-independence political party on national security grounds
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang meets with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi, Vietnam. Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Vietnam to hold state funeral for President Tran Dai QuangVietnam will hold a state funeral and national mourning this week for President Tran Dai Quang who died last week of a rare viral illness at age 61
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Maldivian polling workers  prepare to count ballots at the end of the presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. As officials began tabulating votes after the polls closed at 7 p.m., people in the Maldives and observers outside the tiny, tropical South Asian country waited for the results to see whether the opposition's cries of a rigged vote would be validated. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
Maldives' opposition presidential candidate claims victoryOpposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' contentious presidential election widely seen as a referendum on the Indian Ocean nation's young democracy
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Pilot blamed for Australian plane crash that killed TexansInvestigators say the pilot was at fault in the crash of a light plane into an Australian mall last year that killed him and his 4 American passengers
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