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Minor injuries reported after new tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok8/19/2018 1:46:29 PM A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there this month.Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control8/19/2018 1:44:02 PM In the middle of Baghdad's busy commercial neighborhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also buy handguns and semi-automatic rifles legally for the first time in decades.More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps8/19/2018 1:42:10 PM (Corrects figure in 13th paragraph of Aug 18 story to say 200,000 people, not two million.)Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps8/19/2018 1:16:06 PM A deluge in India's flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among over 200,000 people crammed into relief camps.Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results8/19/2018 1:04:46 PM Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government.U.S. forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed: spokesman8/19/2018 12:22:50 PM U.S. forces will stay in Iraq "as long as needed" to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday.China's Xi says military must resist 'corrosion' of corruption8/19/2018 12:01:20 PM China's military must resist the "corrosion" of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi Jinping told senior officers, state media said on Sunday, offering a renewed warning against a deep-seated problem.Vroom! Indonesia president a hit on social media after motorbike stunt8/19/2018 11:44:18 AM Indonesian President Joko Widodo has created a buzz on social media after a video sequence shown at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games culminated with the 57-year-old leader roaring into Jakarta's main stadium on a powerful motorbike.Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 438/19/2018 11:13:34 AM The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43.China police crack $1.1 billion internet gambling ring: Xinhua8/19/2018 11:00:18 AM Police in eastern China have busted a 7.8 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) online gambling ring and arrested 56 suspects, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.Italy to launch infrastructure plan in September: official8/19/2018 9:35:30 AM The government will launch a plan aimed at making Italy's infrastructure safe, a government official said in a newspaper interview on Sunday, after the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa killed 43 people.Britain's May could face trouble over Brexit deal, Conservative lawmaker warns8/19/2018 9:32:44 AM Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit day unless she changes her proposals, the head of an influential group of pro-Brexit lawmakers said in an interview published on Sunday.Iran says U.S. 'action group' will fail to overthrow Iranian state8/19/2018 9:19:32 AM Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the U.S. State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic, but would fail.Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China8/19/2018 9:16:42 AM Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.China nabs 26 suspected tomb robbers, recovers valuable relics8/19/2018 9:01:08 AM China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday.'Hijab is like a key': Myanmar blogger battles bias with beauty campaign8/19/2018 8:35:55 AM Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community's rare bloggers on beauty care, has gone the other way.U.S. missionary thrust to the center of Turkey-U.S. crisis8/19/2018 7:37:25 AM When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century.Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 808/19/2018 6:03:14 AM Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.Factbox: Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights8/19/2018 6:03:14 AM Leaders around the world paid tribute to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants8/19/2018 5:25:37 AM Angry residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.