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Washington (AFP) - With eight declared Republican presidential hopefuls and eight more expected to run, consensus has been brushed aside for 2016, as GOP rivals battle to shape the future of the party, and America, in the post-Obama era.

Bangkok (AFP) - Delegates from 17 nations gathered in Thailand Friday for talks on Southeast Asia's migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

Lavish parties, $US15,000 a night hotel rooms and gambling were funded by a text message scam that reaped tens of millions of dollars, US prosecutors say.

Seoul (AFP) - Fresh satellite images show substantial new construction at North Korea's space rocket launch site, mirroring leader Kim Jong-Un's recent vow to launch more satellites in defiance of UN resolutions, a US think-tank said Friday.

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Chinese share markets extended a bruising selloff on Friday after the previous day's plunge, while the dollar took a breather from a sharp run up ...

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