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Goshi Hosono, right,  of the Party of Hope, speaks during a TV interview while watching the ballot counting of a general election Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 in Tokyo. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Japanese PM Abe appears headed to impressive election winJapan's ruling coalition appears headed to an impressive win in national elections, in what would represent at least a partial comeback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
The Latest: New opposition party struggles in Japan electionMedia projections indicate a disappointing showing for a new Japanese opposition party that briefly excited voters
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Exit polls project victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition in lower house electionExit polls project victory for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition in lower house election
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Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entryIndonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Filipino troops battling final 30 IS-linked gunmen in MarawiA Philippine military official says government forces are fighting the last batch of about 30 pro-Islamic State group militants who are surrounded in just one building with all their hostages gone as the siege in southern Marawi city nears its end
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate RohingyaHundreds of hard-line Buddhists have protested to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state
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Paramilitary force kills 8 'terrorists' in PakistanPakistan's paramilitary force says it has killed eight alleged "terrorists" in an overnight shootout in Karachi
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Bomb kills former Afghan warlord, bodyguardAn Afghan official says a bomb has killed a former warlord and his bodyguard, and wounded eight other people
The Associated Press6 hours ago
King's legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbyeAs Thailand prepares to cremate its king of 70 years, an era comes to an end amid tears, nostalgia and anxiety
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, leader of the Party of Hope, delivers a speech during an election campaign for the Oct. 22 lower house election. Koike, her hand forced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision, hastily launched the new party to contest the election. Her Party of Hope briefly stole the limelight from Abe, attracting a slew of defectors from the Democrats. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win the general election, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for winJapanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for winJapanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A voter casts her ballot in a general election at a polling station in Tokyo Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voting has kicked off for Japan’s general election on Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a win, possibly retaining two-thirds in the parliament. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan election: How deep is support for Prime Minister Abe?What to look for in Japan's election: Measuring depth of support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
The Associated Press12 hours ago
US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is deadThe U.S. government says DNA tests have confirmed the death of one of a key terror suspect who the Philippine military reported was killed n a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Attack outside Afghan military academy kills 15A Defense Ministry official says a suicide attack has killed 15 army officers west of Afghanistan's capital Kabul
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Gunmen launch attacks near Freeport Indonesia mine; 3 hurtPolice say gunmen have launched attacks near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding two policemen and a civilian
The Associated Press23 hours ago
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