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U.S. carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

BEIJING/SEOUL Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.

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Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICC

HONG KONG/THE HAGUE A Philippines lawyer filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials, accusing them of mass murder in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

United Nations 8:51am EDT

As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel

ERBIL, Iraq High on a rocky outcrop, just 50 miles from the fighting that is wrecking historic sites across Iraq, workers are busy laying out floor tiles, determined to save at least one ancient structure amidst the turmoil.

Iraq 6:58am EDT

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts

TOKYO Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

American member of watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

An American paramedic working for European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when their vehicle struck a mine, triggering a U.S. call for a transparent, timely investigation.

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Merkel ally Seehofer staying on for 'difficult' German election

MUNICH Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said on Monday he would stay on as leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) to fight what he expects to be a "very difficult" national election in September and a state poll next year.

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