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Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan

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  • Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan
    Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency said Saturday that rescuers with boats and helicopters had evacuated about 50,000 people from the country's south after raging floods inundated more villages there.

  • Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday
    Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.

  • New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office
    New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.

  • Quakes destroy or damage 83 houses in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A series of earthquakes destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others Saturday in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people, officials said.

  • Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'
    Dalai Lama praises China's leader as 'realistic'

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended.

  • Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead
    Philippine storm moves north, leaves 5 dead

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A storm that brought torrential monsoon rains which flooded much of the Philippine capital gained strength and battered the country's northernmost provinces Saturday with heavy downpours and strong winds.

  • India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean
    India, China quietly struggle in Indian Ocean

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a diplomatic love-fest. There was Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a quiet dinner earlier this week in Modi's home state. There were the two leaders, deep in conversation as they walked alon the Sabarmati River, Xi dressed in a Nehru jacket.

  • Ancient Indian sport of kabaddi gains popularity
    Ancient Indian sport of kabaddi gains popularity

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An ancient Indian sport that looks like a mixture of tag, dodgeball and wrestling has barreled back into the Indian national consciousness to become one of the country's most popular sports, trailing only cricket.

  • Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three Thai men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of more than $7 million planned to circulate the fakes in rural areas where they would be less likely to be detected, police said Saturday.

  • Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Voters in New Zealand began casting their ballots Saturday in a general election that has Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office.

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