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Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning - container ship captain

TOKYO A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain.

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Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani hospitals on Monday struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

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Hong Kong's youth press campaign despite China's rejection of full democracy

HONG KONG/BEIJING When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London.

China 7:16am EDT

Asylum seekers in Canada who fled Trump now trapped in legal limbo

TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enroll their children in schools.

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Thailand charges activist for defying junta orders

BANGKOK A Thai activist was charged on Monday with defying the orders of the military government, the latest critic to be arrested for activities outlawed since a 2014 coup.

Thailand 7:42am EDT

Italy's center-right wins in local elections, in blow to Renzi

ROME Italy's center-right parties hammered their center-left rivals in mayoral elections, official results showed on Monday, putting pressure on the ruling Democratic Party (PD) ahead of a national vote due in less than a year.

Italy 6:54am EDT

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