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Kabul wedding hall blast kills 43, Afghan officials say

A suspected suicide bombing at a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed 43 people and injured dozens more, officials say.

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Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1,000 pieces of plastic

Park officials found bags, plastic bottles, sandals and 115 plastic cups in the whale's stomach, weighing 13.2 lbs.

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Philippines' Duterte signals closer ties with China amid anger at outsize Beijing influence

Leaders of China and the Philippines have preliminarily agreed to cooperate on oil and gas exploration, a move that is likely to anger many Filipinos ...

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Chinese marathon runner loses race after being handed national flag

To patriotically embrace the national flag, or win a marathon?

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PNG police officers attack parliament in APEC pay dispute

A group of police officers "stormed" Papua New Guinea's parliament on Tuesday over unpaid wages, damaging the building and reportedly assaulting ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Aung San Suu Kyi and learn more about the Burmese politician, activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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Kabul suicide bomber kills dozens at gathering of clerics

The suicide bomb attack kills 43 and wounds 83, as scholars marked the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

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Explosion rips through large Sunni gathering in Kabul, killing at least 50

The attack in the Afghan capital was carried out by a suicide bomber, officials said.

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Singapore otters photobomb UK couple's marriage proposal

The urban celebrities were otterly oblivious to the fact they were crashing a romantic moment.

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Chinese actor admits domestic violence

Jiang Jinfu admits abusing his girlfriend Zhongpu Youhua after she posts photos of injuries on Instagram

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Amitabh Bachchan pays off farmers' loans worth $500,000

Amitabh Bachchan says he has cleared the loans of 1,400 farmers, at a cost of more than half a million dollars.

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China hospital sets up hotel for ICU patient relatives

Family members of critical care patients can stay for free outside visiting hours.

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Australian truck dangles off road bridge

The accident has resulted in lane closures and major delays on a freeway north of Melbourne.

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Ball-tampering cricketers' bans unchanged

Cricket Australia says "it is not appropriate" to reduce the bans for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball-tampering.

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PNG security forces storm parliament over Apec pay dispute

Police and soldiers smashed windows and furniture over bonuses for last week's summit, lawmakers say.

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Xi Visits Philippines to Celebrate ‘Rainbow After the Rain’ With Duterte

President Xi Jinping arrived in Manila amid growing concern that the Philippines’ conciliatory approach to China has backfired.

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Beloved Melbourne cafe owner given state funeral

Murdered in a terror attack, Sisto Malaspina has been remembered for his remarkable "Australian story".

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As Australia’s Cities Get Crowded, Its Leader Targets Immigration

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is proposing to reduce the cap on immigration by nearly 30,000 people a year to control what he called runaway congestion in Australian cities.

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100 Women: The woman who decides if men can take a second wife

One of Malaysia's first female Sharia high court judges says her role allows her to protect women.

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The corporate scandals that rocked Japan

The arrest of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn is the latest company crisis to hit Japan Inc.

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Melbourne 'terror plot': Three held over 'chilling' gun plan, police say

Their "chilling" plan involved killing as many people as possible in a crowded place, police say.

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India's Signature Bridge a big draw for selfie-seekers

The newly-opened Signature Bridge in Delhi has already become notorious for selfie-seekers.

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Transgender in India: 'This is how we survive'

Transgender people in India were granted legal status in 2014 but many face discrimination and struggle to find work.

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'Ditch the witch': Julia Gillard shocked by 'vile' abuse while Australian PM

Australia's first female PM Julia Gillard tells BBC 100 Women she was taken aback by insults.

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Would you buy a handbag from Plada or Loius Vuitton?

From fake shops to copycat products, firms around the world are losing billions to copyright theft.

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Chinese-language 'Oscars' overshadowed by political controversy

An award acceptance speech by a young Taiwanese filmmaker has stirred passionate reactions on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, pitting some of the region's leading entertainment and political figures against each other just a week before an important election on the self-ruled island.

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China hoped for a soft power win at APEC, instead Xi Jinping left dissatisfied

With the presidents of the United States and Russia staying home, it seemed Chinese President Xi Jinping would dominate this weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and increase his country's influence in the Pacific.

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