The Afghan Health Ministry said 55 were killed in the attack on the nation’s highest religious body as the faithful were marking the prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary.

The snap election followed the shock arrest of the Chinese Interpol president. Washington had lobbied hard against the Russian candidate.

South Korea has led the way on outreach to Kim Jong Un’s regime. But conflicting demands between Washington and Pyongyang raise questions about how far the detente can go.

The attack in the Afghan capital was carried out by a suicide bomber, officials said.

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In Japan, allegations emerge that Nissan secretly spent huge sums buying Ghosn luxury homes around the world.

The Chinese leader traded barbs with Vice President Pence last week. Then he hit the road.

“I cried all the way,” one villager said. “We left everything behind.”

Ghosn is regarded as one of auto industry’s top executives, and one of the highest paid. 

The government says it’s not immigration, since the workers can’t stay. Critics say it’s immigration by stealth — and not adequately planned for.

The Sabarimala temple in Kerala opened for its annual pilgrimage, but no women of childbearing age have managed to enter.

North Korea also announced it would deport a U.S. citizen detained since October.

How great is a city if its air causes some of the people who live there to leave?

Amid fears that ethnic tensions could erupt, some urge putting peace first.

The State Department documented atrocities in Myanmar but left out a legal determination that critics say blunted its impact. This week’s talks in Singapore reflected the same stance.

Aung San Suu Kyi faces calls for accountability at regional summits for the Myanmar military’s violence against Rohingya Muslims. 

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