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China Sentences Former Senior Official to Life Term for Graft

A Chinese court Monday sentenced a former top official to life in prison for corruption involving millions of dollars, the latest high-profile conviction in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on graft. 

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Turkey Coup Plot Suspects on Trial in Istanbul

Dozens of rebel Turkish soldiers went on trial Monday over their alleged role in last year's failed coup, in the first case to be heard of dissident troops in Istanbul.

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Greek Supreme Court Delays Turkey Coup Suspect Ruling

Greece's Supreme Court on Monday postponed an expected ruling on whether to extradite eight Turkish officers sought by Ankara over July's failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Dozens Evacuated after WWII Bomb Found near Hong Kong Campus

Dozens of people were evacuated Monday after a World War II bomb was discovered at a construction site in Hong Kong, near a university campus and staff quarters.

Building workers and residents of a university hall were moved after the 500-pound (227 kg) US-made bomb was unearthed on Pok Fu Lam Road, local news site Apple Daily reported.

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Nine Bodies Found after Boat Capsizes in Malaysia

Nine people are confirmed drowned and several others missing after a boat believed to be carrying illegal immigrants capsized off Malaysia's east coast, officials said Monday.

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12 Bodies Found in Mexican Tourist Town

A dozen bodies -- including seven that were headless and mutilated -- were discovered over the weekend in western Mexico's seaside resort of Manzanillo, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said Sunday.

It was a shocking turn of events for an area popular with American and other foreign tourists, which until now had largely been spared from the bloody drug wars wracking other parts of Mexico.

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Trump Vows to 'Start Renegotiating' NAFTA

US President Donald Trump pledged Sunday to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement in upcoming talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

"We're meeting with the prime minister of Canada and we will be meeting with the president of Mexico, who I know, and we're going to start some negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said while addressing White House staff on his second full day in office.

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Indonesia Holds IS-Linked Group Deported from Turkey

Indonesian police have detained 17 people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group after Turkey deported them due to concerns they wanted to enter Syria, an official said Monday.

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Myanmar Asks for 'Time and Space' to Solve Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.

Rear Admiral Myint Nwe told a security forum in Singapore his government is "fully aware of the growing concern about the widespread reports on (the) situation in Rakhine state" where the Rohingya live, and was committed to address the issue and punish wrongdoers.

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Powerful Storms Kill at Least 18 in Southeast US

Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 18 people as violent weather left a trail of destruction, authorities said.

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