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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) against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials on Monday, accusing them of crimes against humanity in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

United Nations 6:09am EDT

Afghan defence chief quits over attack, as Mattis flies in

KABUL Afghanistan's defence minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul as Washington looks to craft a new strategy for the country.

Afghanistan 5:20am EDT

Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly truck attack

STOCKHOLM Swedish police said they had arrested a second suspect linked to the deadly truck attack in Stockholm this month.

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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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