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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 27, 2017. Asian stocks got off to a weak start on Monday as caution among investors prevailed with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Trump's health care retreat weighs on global stocksPresident Donald Trump's failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on his campaign promises
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Thai gov't suspends TV station for a week over its reportsThailand's broadcast regulator has ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security
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FILE -  In this Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, founders of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, from left, Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai and Chu Yiu-ming are seated after getting their heads shaved during a ceremony in Hong Kong. A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests, activists said Monday, March 27, 2017. Those targeted for arrest include two university professors, Tai, Chan and Chu. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Activists: Hong Kong to arrest democracy protest leadersA day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, activists say police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 "Umbrella Movement" pro-democracy protests
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8 students presumed dead in Japan avalancheEight Japanese high school students are presumed dead after being caught in an avalanche while being trained in mountain climbing at a ski resort
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French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech entitled: "France and Singapore, Strategic Partners in A Fast Changing World" as his security detail stands beside him in silhouette during the 40th Singapore Lecture organized by the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) Monday, March 27, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with AsiaFrench President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia
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China lifts ban on Brazilian beefChina says it has lifted an import ban on beef from Brazil after Brazilian authorities promised to block shipments by producers at the center of a product quality scandal
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22 people killed in 2 road accidents in IndiaPolice say at least 22 people were killed in two road accidents in India, with a bus falling into a gorge in the northeast and a truck overturning in central India
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A supporter of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye takes photo with smartphone in front of the wall of Park's private home in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 27, 2017. South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park on corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted presidentSouth Korean prosecutors say they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power
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Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaChina may or may not be planning to build an environmental monitoring station on the disputed Scarborough Shoal, depending on who you ask
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Crackdown creates meat shortage in most populous India stateIndia's most populous state is running out of meat, with the government cracking down on illegal slaughterhouses and meat shops
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, walks with his wife Cheng Hong, left, as they arrive for an official welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, March 27, 2017. Li is on three-day visit to New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade. (Mark Mitchell/NZ Herald via AP)
New Zealand and China plan to expand free-trade dealNew Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaImages from Asia: South Korean ferry hoisted to the surface nearly three years after it capsized and sank, killing more than 300 people; farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia's Central Java province encase their feet in concrete
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China prevents academic from returning home to AustraliaThe lawyer for a professor at an Australian university says the academic has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he's suspected of endangering national security
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Avalanche leaves 6 students unconscious in JapanAuthorities say six Japanese high school students have been found unconscious after they were caught in an avalanche at a ski resort Monday morning
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Asian stocks weaker as US health overhaul failure lingerAsian stock markets are trading lower as caution among investors prevail with lingering doubts about the future policy agenda of the new U.S. administration following the health care reform failure
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