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American Who Escaped Crowded Bali Prison Is Recaptured

Advertisement JAKARTA, Indonesia — Nearly a week after escaping from a notoriously overcrowded prison in Bali, an American citizen arrested in August on drug charges is back in police custody. Chrishan Beasley, 32, was recaptured on the island of Lombok, ...

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Artist Who Filmed Beijing Crackdown Is Missing, Friends Say

Advertisement Friends of an artist who fled Beijing after documenting mass expulsions of migrant workers from the Chinese capital say he has gone missing after being detained by the police. The painter, Hua Yong, posted dozens of short videos in ...

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Tropical Storm Kills 30, and Over 80,000 Flee to Shelters in Philippines

Advertisement More than 30 people were killed and many others were missing after a slow-moving tropical storm spurred floods and landslides in the central Philippines, officials said on Sunday. Thousands of Christmas holiday travelers were stranded, and 89,000 people were ...

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, African National Congress, Israel: Your Monday Briefing

Advertisement Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: CreditKorean Central News Agency, via European Pressphoto Agency. Photo Illustration The New York Times. • “An economic agent on behalf of North Korea.” Australian federal police said Chan Han Choi, 59, ...

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Deadly Taliban Attacks on NATO Convoy and Police in Afghanistan

Advertisement KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A deadly Taliban attack on police checkpoints that killed 11 officers in Helmand Province and a suicide bombing of an NATO convoy that left a civilian dead capped a bloody day of violence in the restive ...

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Suicide Bombers Target Pakistan Church Packed With Worshipers

Advertisement ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Two suicide bombers attacked a church packed with worshipers on Sunday in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 30 others, several critically, officials said. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ...

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Australian Tried to Sell Missile Parts for North Korea, Police Say

Advertisement SYDNEY, Australia — The federal police said Sunday that they had arrested an Australian man who was charged with acting as an economic agent for North Korea by trying to help the isolated country sell its missile parts and ...

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Rahul Gandhi Takes Leadership of Indian Opposition Party

Advertisement NEW DELHI — Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s famous political dynasty, on Saturday took over as president of the main opposition Congress party, which faces a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalists. Mr. Gandhi, ...

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The Look: Seoul’s Bumping B-Boy Scene

Advertisement South Korea is known for many things: kimchi, K-pop bands, inventive electronics, Korean dramas and cultlikebeauty products. Break-dancing doesn’t exactly come to mind, even though South Koreans have been a dominant force on the international B-boy scene for 15 ...

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Tillerson, in Apparent U-Turn, Says North Korea Must ‘Earn’ Its Way to Talks

Advertisement UNITED NATIONS — Three days after offering to talk to North Korea “without precondition,” Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson reversed course, insisting — as President Trump has all along — that the North must stop its nuclear threats ...

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