South Korea says it is in talks with the US government to receive exemptions on Washington’s upcoming sanctions on oil imports from Iran -- Seoul's third crude supplier.
S Korea in talks with US to receive exemptions on Iran oil sanctions
Nearly 50 people have been killed in a bomb attack in front of an educational center in a mainly Shia Muslim area of western Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
48 killed in bomb explosion in Shia neighborhood of Afghan capital
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A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces.
Taliban attack on Afghan military outpost kills dozens
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "at an early date", the North's state media reported Wednesday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
Putin ready to meet North Korea's Kim at 'early date'
China has strongly defended its human rights record at the United Nations, rejecting as “completely untrue” claims that more than one million Uighur Muslims may be held in internment camps in the country’s volatile west.
UN claims of detaining Uighurs in internment camps 'untrue,' China says
A mine explosion in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta has killed at least seven coal miners, a mining official says, with authorities expecting the death toll to rise.
Coal mine blast kills 7 in SW Pakistan, 6 missing
Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defense minister said Monday.
120 Afghans killed in battle with Taliban
North and South Korea agreed on Monday to hold a summit in the North in September, another step toward boosting cooperation between the old rivals.
Two Koreas plan third summit of Kim next month
More than half of the 14 districts in India’s Kerala state have been put on high alert, officials said on Saturday, as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34.
India's Kerala state on high alert after floods kill dozens

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