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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has raised concerns about the high levels of debt accrued by some Pacific Island nations and says it wants to help resolve the problem.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas are holding high-level talks to discuss engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with the North.

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan human rights group says two activists were forced off a plane for questioning by government officials in Managua amid rising tensions and detentions of dozens of anti-government protesters.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is saying that authorities have detained a member of the military over the September attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 24 people.

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, left, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon during their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to di…

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon before their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to d…

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, center right, shakes hands with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon during their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Mond…

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, center left, talks with his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon during their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to di…

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The head of the North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon, center left, is greedy by an unidentified South Korean official upon his arrival at the South side for the meeting with South Korea at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding hi…

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, and his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon arrive to hold their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss…

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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, right, and his North Korean counterpart Ri Son Gwon arrive to hold their meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss…

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The head of the North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon, center, arrives at the South side for the meeting with South Korea at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global…

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The head of the North Korean delegation Ri Son Gwon, center, is greeted by an unidentified South Korean official as Ri crosses to the South side for the meeting with South Korea at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The rival Koreas are holding high-leve…

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated.

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A worker stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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A worker walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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In this image made from video, Britain's Prince Harry, center right, and his wife Meghan, center left, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, approach a car at an airport in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in Sydney on Monday, a day before they officially start a…

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In this image made from video, Britain's Prince Harry, center right, and his wife Meghan Markle, left, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, approach a car at an airport in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in Sydney on Monday, a day before they officially start a…

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Funcionarios descargan el domingo 14 de octubre de 2018 un helicóptero que trasladaba los cadáveres de los alpinistas que murieron en la montaña Gurja Himal en un Hospital Escuela de Katmandú, Nepal. (AP Foto/Niranjan Shrestha)

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Koreas are holding high-level talks to discuss engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with the North.

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Manifestantes son detenidos y transportados por policías después de disolver una marcha en Managua, Nicaragua, el domingo 14 de octubre de 2018. (AP Foto/Alfredo Zúñiga)

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan human rights group says two activists were forced off a plane for questioning by government officials in Managua amid rising tensions and detentions of dozens of anti-government protesters.

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A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Britain's Brexit secretary and the top European Union negotiator met for surprise talks Sunday and ambassadors from the 27 remaining EU countries gathered for a hastily scheduled disc…

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt walks with Slovakian Europe Minister Frantisek Ruzickas, left, during a walk in the grounds of Chevening House, in Sevenoaks, England, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Hunt played host to Eastern European Foreign Ministers at his official country residence ahead…

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Un grupo de personas levantan carteles mientras forman el nombre de pila de Marielle Franco durante una manifestación el domingo 14 de octubre de 2018 al cumplirse siete meses de su muerte. (AP Foto/Farpa/Francisco Proner)

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Los indígenas mapuches marcharon contra la conmemoración del descubrimiento de América, acto organizado por grupos indígenas que exigen la autonomía y la recuperación de su tierra ancestral en Santiago, Chile, el domingo 14 de octubre de 2018. (AP Foto/Esteban Félix)

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Horst Seehofer, German Interior Minister and Chairman of the Christian Social Union, CSU, arrives for a statement in the state parliament in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, after his party lost in he Bavarian state election. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

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Horst Seehofer, German Interior Minister and Chairman of the Christian Social Union, CSU, gives a statement in the state parliament in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, after his party lost in he Bavarian state election. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is saying that authorities have detained a member of the military over the September attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz that killed 24 people.

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Firefighters stand beside a light aircraft near the airport in Gersfeld, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 after three people died after they were hit by the small plane as it attempted to take off from an aborted landing. (Martin Engel/Osthessen-News/dpa via AP)

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Firefighters stand beside a light aircraft near the airport in Gersfeld, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 after three people died after they were hit by the small plane as it attempted to take off from an aborted landing. (Martin Engel/Osthessen-News/dpa via AP)

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Bavarian governor Markus Soeder reacts during his first appearance after the first exit polls for the Bavarian state election in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Michel Kappeler/dpa via AP)

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Party leaders Robert Habeck, left, and Anton Hofreiter, right, celebrate on the election party of the Green party in the state parliament in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, after the polling stations for the Bavarian state elections have closed. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

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Bavarian governor Markus Soeder waves during his first appearance after the first exit polls for the Bavarian state election in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Michel Kappeler/dpa via AP)

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Faction leader Anton Hofreiter, top candidates Ludwig Hartmann and Katharina Schulze and party chairman Robert Habeck, from left, celebrate after the first exit polls for the Bavarian state election in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)