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Black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 deadGunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital, killing at least five and setting off an hours long battle with security forces
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Security forces walk towards the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Roadside bomb kills 12 civilians in AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed at least 12 civilians in the western Herat province
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North Korean Hyon Song Wol, center, head of North Korea's art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The head of a hugely popular girl band arrived in South Korea on Sunday across the rivals' heavily fortified border to check preparations for a Northern art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. KoreaHead of popular North Korean girl band arrives in South Korea amid Olympic cooperation
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The Latest: Koreas planning exchanges of other advance teamsThe Latest: North Korea has offered to send another advance team to South Korea this week to look at accommodation facilities at next month's Winter Olympics.
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Afghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday morningAfghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday morning
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In this Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, photo, South Korean Kim Hye-jin, a 39-year-old music instructor, speaks during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them. Kim said that South Korea was repeating an “outdated approach” in using sports diplomacy, saying that the previous unified teams and joint marches between the rivals never paved the way for sustained, meaningful engagement. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey teamSouth Koreans seem generally happy to see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but not on their own team
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Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trialMyanmar military has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state
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Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17A blaze at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital has killed 17 people
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2 Indonesian hostages released by their Abu Sayyaf captorsTwo Indonesian hostages have been released after being held for more than a year in the southern Philippines by their Abu Sayyaf captors
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An Indian family rides a motorcycle as they move to a safer place following firing from the Pakistan side of the border in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.  Police say two civilians and a soldier have been killed as Pakistani soldiers on Saturday continued targeting Indian border posts and villages with mortar shells and automatic gunfire for the fourth straight day in Jammu region.(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Kashmir fighting escalates between India, PakistanIndian and Pakistani troops have traded fire along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a soldier in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region.
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Park Dong-joo/Yonhap via AP)
North Korea offers to resume pre-Olympic visit to SouthNorth Korea on Saturday proposed to send a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics.
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China says US warship violated sovereignty near ScarboroughThe Chinese government accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea
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Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, right, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife traffickingThai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade
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Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lakeThousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore.
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Southern Californians charged with Chinese export schemeTwo Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges that they illegally exported computer chips with military applications to China
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