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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 call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted joint drills 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 said he had filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, accusing them of crimes against humanity in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

United Nations 4:30am EDT

U.S. defense secretary in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to craft policy

KABUL U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday as President Donald Trump's administration looks to construct its strategy for the war-torn country, where resurgent Taliban militants continue to make gains.

Afghanistan 3:55am EDT

Swedish prosecutors arrest second suspect in truck attack probe

STOCKHOLM Swedish prosecutors have arrested a further suspect in connection with the investigation of the deadly truck attack in the Swedish capital earlier this month, police said on Monday.

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'Australia first' fortifies position of country's prime minister

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has recorded a rise in voter support just days after tightening rules for foreigners seeking work and citizenship under an "Australia first" policy, a newspaper poll showed on Monday.

Australia Apr 23 2017

Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to former IS areas

(This April 23 story was corrected to clarify source for number of displaced people)

Iraq 4:47am EDT

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