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FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 file photo, people walk past a Punjab National Bank branch after it was sealed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Mumbai, India. India's federal investigating agency says it has arrested six people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud case. Abhished Dayal, a Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman, said Tuesday that five bank workers and an employee of billionaire jeweler and suspect Nirav Modi were arrested for allegedly conspiring to cheat the Punjab National Bank over the past six years. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank fraud caseIndia's federal investigating agency says it has arrested 11 people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud that continued for six years
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Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergencyMaldives' parliament has approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency declared by the president to strengthen his power ignoring a plea from regional power India
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2014, file photo, the media attend a press briefing where Thai police display projected pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. Bangkok's Central Juvenile and Family Court on Tuesday gave Mitsutoki Shigeta sole legal custody of the children he fathered using Thai surrogate mothers, ruling that he's financially stable and showed his plans to care for them. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kidsA Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father
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Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugeesAustralia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, as the Australian government encourages its rejected refugees to resettle in Cambodia
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Rights groups want probe of civilians held by Myanmar armyRights groups are urging authorities in Myanmar to investigate and release information about two ethnic Kachin civilians believed to be held by soldiers in the country's north, where fighting has raged between government forces and armed Kachin rebels
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New 'Year of the Dog' stamp celebrates Lunar New YearThe U.S. Postal Service and the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce are unveiling a new stamp to help celebrate the Lunar New Year
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People wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Global shares mixed after US break, investors eye Fed notesGlobal shares mixed after U.S. holiday; attention turns to minutes from U.S. Federal Reserve meeting
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Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugeesMyanmar has agreed to resettle more than 6,000 Rohingya Muslims who have been stranded in a no man's land between the two countries, as plans for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of others have been delayed over concerns for their safety
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Bangladesh ex-PM appeals 5-year jail sentence in graft caseFormer Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has appealed a five-year sentence in a corruption case, saying the verdict is politically motivated and influenced by the government
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Philippine rebel chief: Marawi attackers plotted 2nd cityThe leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says Islamic State group-aligned militants planned but failed to attack another southern city after their siege of Marawi was crushed last year
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Child killer appeals against his death sentence in PakistanPakistani prosecutor: Serial child killer appeals his death sentence, claims swift trial was conducted in haste
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Bomb kills 3 tribal elders in Afghanistan; 9 police killedBomb kills 3 tribal elders at hotel in eastern Afghanistan; separate attacks by insurgents kill 9 policemen
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Parts of New Zealand flood as remnants of Cyclone Gita hitParts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as a powerful storm hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes
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US fighter jet dumps fuel tanks near fishermen in Japan lakeA U.S. fighter jet has dumped two fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, creating a fuel slick, as about 10 fishermen were catching clams in boats below
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Police: Angry mob kills suspects in murder of girl in IndiaPolice say nearly 1,000 people dragged two suspects out of a police station and beat them to death in anger after the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl in India's remote northeast
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