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Thai Customs Seize Smuggled Pangolins and Scales

BANGKOK — Thai customs officials say they have seized more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered animal.

Badminton Greats Lin and Chong Wei Expect 40th Face-Off

BIRMINGHAM, England — Badminton greats Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei look likely to contest a 40th instalment of their rivalry at the All England Championships starting on Wednesday.

Man Gets One Year in Jail for Anarchist Graffiti

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Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong poses in January as he meets with U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis before their talks in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Tran Van Minh / Associated Press

Vietnam and India Aim to Boost Trade, Defense Cooperation

HANOI — Vietnam and India have agreed to boost their trade while expanding their cooperation in defense and security, among other areas. Speaking to reporters...

Fact Check: Trump Tells Tale About Air Force One

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told a fanciful little tale Tuesday about Air Force One being denied landing rights in the Philippines during a trip by his predecessor because bilateral relations were so bad. That didn't happen.

Chong Wei Would Like Similar Treatment to Federer

BIRMINGHAM, England — Badminton great Lee Chong Wei wants his world federation to give him similar treatment to that which has helped Roger Federer extend his tennis career.
Residents walk as rains from Typhoon Mangkhut begin to affect Tuguegarao city, Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Friday. Photo: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Typhoon Mangkhut Plows Through Rain-Soaked Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught.
In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, then Malaysian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak speaks as he unveils the Malaysia's 2016 budget at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Joshua Paul / Associated Press

Scandal-Hit Malaysian PM Calls Elections, Expected in May

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's scandal-tainted prime minister announced Friday that Parliament will be dissolved to pave the way for general elections, expected to be held next month.

US Criticizes Thailand for Deporting Cambodian Shoe Thrower

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is criticizing its ally Thailand for repatriating a Cambodian labor activist wanted for throwing a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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