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Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygenNepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago
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Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to regionTaiwan's government says recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability
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Australian bank charges dead client service fee for a decadeAn Australian government inquiry has heard that financial advisers working for Australia's largest bank continued charging clients service fees after they died _ in one case for more than a decade
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Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Associated Press at his office in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Mahathir said a wave of change is evident among rural ethnic Malays and a 30 percent swing from the bloc's traditional support for the government would be enough to secure the opposition victory in next month's elections. Mahathir told in the interview that Malay support for the opposition has increased, but still he saw the opposition's chances as even. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Correction: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview storyCorrection: Malaysia-Mahathir Interview story
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Japan finance official denies sexual misconduct allegationJapan's vice finance minister has denied sexual misconduct allegations against him and challenged a TV station's report that its employee was a victim
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Afghanistan return 5 bodies and a captive Pakistani soliderPakistan: Afghanistan returns bodies of 5 killed Pakistani troops, releases sixth soldier captured in weekend clash
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Asian shares, oil prices rise on upbeat global outlookAsian shares, oil prices higher as optimism on global economy helps investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks
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Police: Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in PakistanPakistani police: Men on motorcycles hurl acid at 3 young female university students over apparent family feud
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In this photo provided by Labram Hkun Awng, Kachin civilians displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin guerrillas take shelter in a jungle close to Tanai, northern Kachin state, Myanmar Thursday, April 19, 2018. Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north. (Labram Hkun Awng via AP Photo)
2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicineLeaders in the Kachin ethnic community say 2,000 civilians are trapped in the jungle after fleeing clashes between Myanmar's army and Kachin guerrillas and need urgent medical attention
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Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homesA shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes
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China holds live-fire drills off coast in warning to TaiwanChina's military held live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait in a warning to the self-ruled island against seeking formal independence after moves by the U.S. to increase support for Taiwan's government
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North Korea has a new budget and it's full of fiscal hijinksNorth Korean Economics 101: Pyongyang's new national budget reflects steady growth, gives big boosts to just about everything and perplexes experts trying to understand what's really going on
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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso looks at an article of weekly magazine at a financial committee of the lower house in Tokyo Wednesday, April 18, 2018. A top Japanese finance ministry official has resigned over sexual misconduct allegations. Vice Finance Minister Junichi Fukuda denied the allegations Wednesday but submitted his resignation, citing difficulty carrying out his duties due to escalating criticism and attention.(Toshiyuki Matsumoto/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconductJapan's vice finance minister resigned over sexual harassment allegations in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government
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This Monday, April 16, 2018 photo, shows a memorial honoring the history of the USS Helena at Anchor Park in Helena, Mont. Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage.(Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreckNearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage
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Gunmen kill Shiite shopkeeper in PakistanPolice in Pakistan say a member of the country's Shiite minority has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the southwestern city of Quetta
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