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Families leave their houses during a nearby clash between insurgents and security forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Gunmen besieged a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence service in Kabul on Thursday, police said, as the city's Shiite residents held funeral services for the victims of a horrific suicide bombing the previous day that left over 30 dead. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talksThe leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States
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A poster with images of Imran Khan is displayed in the celebration of his government at a highway in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.  Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. The poster reads 'Welcome to this new government with new hopes and aspiration'. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan's Imran Khan sworn in as prime ministerPakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections
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Indian children play in floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. India receives its annual rainfall from June-October. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floodsThousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged
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Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime ministerPakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister
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Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off Indonesia; no damageA strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface has shaken an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage
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US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activistsThe United States says it's deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics troubling
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Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansionDefense experts say Taiwan is responding to China's defense buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the island
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Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defectsA North Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan
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IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror warCounterterrorism official says Islamic State group is newest, deadliest front in Pakistan's decades-old war on terror
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FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Musk has admitted in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll in what he calls an “excruciating year.” In the newspaper’s account of the interview, published Friday, Musk said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)
As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to actTesla shares tumble as CEO Elon Musk admits in newspaper interview that job stress is getting to him
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Lawyers: Discharged Army specialist granted US citizenshipLawyers for a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military discharged her say she's been granted citizenship
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018 file photo. Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, shows his marked thumb after casting his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Khan as the country's next prime minister in a step toward third straight transfer of power from one civilian government to another one.(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed,file)
Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime ministerPakistani lawmakers have elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country's next prime minister
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Indian children play in floodwaters after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. India receives its annual rainfall from June-October. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324Rescuers are using helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people in the past nine days
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Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalistSri Lankan police have questioned a former president as part of an investigation into the abduction and torture of a journalist during the country's civil war 10 years ago
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The Latest: Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as PMThe Latest: Pakistani lawmakers elect former cricket star, longtime politician Imran Khan as prime minister
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