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Earthquake off Taiwan's east coast shakes TaipeiAn earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on Wednesday, swaying buildings in Taipei, the capital city
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FILE - In this May 13, 2020, file photo, a worker at SMC China, a Japanese joint venture pneumatic engineering company, assembles products at a factory in Beijing. China’s factory activity accelerated in September, adding to a gradual recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, a government survey showed Wednesday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Survey: China's factory, export activity gain in SeptemberA survey shows China’s factory activity accelerated in September as the economy gradual recovered from the disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic
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A Nepalese man waits for his turn to perform rituals as traditional drums are seen hanging on the wall during Gunla festival at Swayembhunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Autumn is the festival season in predominantly Hindu Nepal, where religion, celebrations and rituals are big parts of lives, but people this year will have to scale down their rituals within their homes. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
As virus curbs Nepal's festivals, devotees fear gods' angerThe revered living goddess is not leaving her temple this year
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Asia Today: South Korea has virus jump before holiday periodSouth Korea has reported 113 new cases of COVID-19, its first daily increase over 100 in five days, as the country entered a holiday break that officials fear would possibly worsen transmissions
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Sri Lanka government decides to ban cattle slaughterSri Lanka’s government says it will ban cattle slaughter, saying it will help the dairy industry and thereby save money used to purchase imported milk powder
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Cambodian man arrested with almost 300 centuries-old jarsA man in Cambodia has been arrested for possessing almost 300 centuries-old earthenware jars that he is believed to have salvaged from a shipwreck
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New Japanese PM Suga urges Putin to resolve island disputeNewly elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he wants to settle their territorial dispute and sign a peace treaty formally ending their World War II hostilities
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Pakistan army says Indian fire kills soldier, boy in KashmirPakistan’s military says Indian troops have opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing a 15-year-old boy and a soldier and wounding four villagers
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US man could get prison for review of Thailand hotelAmerican expat Wesley Barnes, an English teacher in Thailand, has been sued for criminal defamation by an island hotel where he stayed because of derogatory reviews he posted online
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China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activitiesChina says India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a federal territory is an illegal move, and criticized infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the area
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Afghan peace negotiator urges new era in ties with PakistanThe chief of Afghanistan’s peace negotiating team says that the time has come for his country and Pakistan to shun the suspicion, “stale rhetoric” and tired conspiracy theories that have dogged past relations
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Blast at iron scrap dealer's junkyard kills 5 in NW PakistanPolice in Pakistan say a blast at a junkyard of an iron scrap dealer has killed five people and wounded another
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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad speaks during an interview at the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The departing U.S. ambassador on Tuesday defended a tough approach to China that has riled relations between the world's two largest economies, saying the Trump administration has made progress on trade and that he hopes it will extend to other areas. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
AP Interview: US ambassador defends tough approach to ChinaThe departing U.S. ambassador in Beijing is defending a tough approach to China that has riled relations between the world’s two largest economies
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US, Australia, India ministers to meet in Japan next weekTop diplomats from the U.S., Australia and India plan to gather in Tokyo next week to discuss their common regional concerns
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Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shutPresident Rodrigo Duterte is questioning why he should allow Facebook to continue operating in the Philippines after it removed accounts he says supported his government’s interests, including fighting insurgents
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