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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

KOROR, Palau Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.

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Promises, promises, Imran Khan raises Pakistani hopes sky high

ISLAMABAD From creating 10 million jobs to building an Islamic welfare state and restoring Pakistan's tattered image abroad, new premier Imran Khan is facing a problem of his own making: runaway expectations raised by his lofty rhetoric.

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Bodies of family found five days after Genoa bridge collapse, death toll hits 43

MILAN Rescue workers found the bodies of three members of a family in the wreckage of Genoa's collapsed motorway bridge early on Sunday - the last people reported missing in the disaster, bringing the death toll to 43. | Video

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As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape.

Aug 18 2018

Venezuelan migrants' dreams of new life dashed by Ecuador passport rule

IPIALES, Colombia Tears welled up in Gabriel Malavolta's eyes on Saturday as he realized his dream of a new life in Peru was over, at least for now.

Aug 18 2018

Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state

LONDON Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail.

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Trans students: A test of identity for U.S. girls schools

NEW YORK Secondary schools for girls across the United States are grappling with a difficult and increasingly common question: what is the best approach when a student or applicant no longer identifies as female or is going through a gender transition?