Russians are heading to the polls to vote in a presidential election that is expected to usher in President Vladimir Putin's fourth term.
Russia elections: Polls open amid low turnout fears (Video)
Malaysia's prime minister Saturday warned his Southeast Asian neighbors that the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar could become a serious security threat for the region.
Malaysia warns Rohingya crisis could pose security risk
China’s parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term on Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him a strong ally to consolidate power and handle US trade threats.
China’s parliament reelects Xi Jinping as president
The Philippines gave official notice to the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, which is probing President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, Manila said Friday.
Philippines tells UN it will quit International Criminal Court
South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began on Friday, the presidential chief of staff said, while officials in the South expressed interest in a separate summit with the United States.
South Korea gears up for high-level talks with North
Iran, Russia and Turkey, guarantors of the Syria cease-fire, reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity after a tripartite foreign ministerial meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Iran, Russia, Turkey ‘committed’ to Syria’s territorial integrity
Iran members of Parliaments called for an end to crimes against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Iran MPs call for ending crimes against Rohingya Muslims
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Astana on Friday that certain countries are seeking to 'disintegrate' Syria.
Lavrov: Some courtiers seeking to disintegrate Syria
At least nine people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a bomb blast that ripped through a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
Bomb attack kills 9 near Pakistan's Lahore
A gaunt, 92-year-old man in a wheelchair sunbathes in a narrow courtyard, motionless, his eyes closed. Nearby, a few dozen other elderly men with short grey hair exercise slowly as an instructor gently calls out, "Don't strain yourselves."
Japanese prisons cope with swelling ranks of elderly inmates

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