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Top Asian News 10:30 p.m. GMT

Top Asian News 10:30 p.m. GMTThe U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea in a watered-down resolution without an oil import ban or international asset freeze on the government and leader Kim Jong Un that the Trump administration wanted. The resolution does ban North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. But it only caps Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months, and it limits the import of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year. It also bans all textile exports and prohibits all countries from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers — two key sources of hard currency.



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Top Asian News 3:32 a.m. GMT

Top Asian News 3:32 a.m. GMTCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya insurgents, whose attack on Myanmar security forces last month triggered savage military reprisals, declared a monthlong truce Sunday as refugees continued to flood across the border into Bangladesh only to face scant basic resources, hunger and illness. The Muslim insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army issued the truce statement on its Twitter account and urged Myanmar's government to reciprocate in order to assist all victims regardless of their background. The government did not comment immediately. The rebels, who say they're fighting to protect their minority members against government-sponsored persecution, launched their first known attacks last October and again on Aug.



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Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N.Korea tensions linger

Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N.Korea tensions lingerAsian markets struggled on Tuesday while the safe-haven yen and gold held gains as traders fretted over North Korea's weekend nuclear test which prompted warnings of US military action.



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NYC Restaurant Fires Server Who Put 'Ching Chong' On Asian Woman's Receipt

NYC Restaurant Fires Server Who Put 'Ching Chong' On Asian Woman's ReceiptA New York restaurant is getting chewed out on social media after an employee referred to an Asian customer as “Ching Chong” on a takeout receipt.



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Report proposes steps to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

Report proposes steps to keep Asian carp out of Great LakesTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal report released Monday proposes a $ 275 million array of technological and structural upgrades at a crucial site in Illinois to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and its vulnerable fish populations.



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Top Asian News 3:42 a.m. GMT

Top Asian News 3:42 a.m. GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat says the United States has been providing the Philippines with surveillance capabilities, training, information and aircraft to help it fight a monthslong siege of a southern city by pro-Islamic State group militants. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Manila for a regional gathering. He says the equipment includes a few Cessna aircraft and a few drones. He says they'll help the Philippines battle "an enemy that fights in a way that most people have never had to deal with." But Tillerson says there's no contradiction between U.S. assistance and concerns about human rights.



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US pushes Asian nations on North Korea

US pushes Asian nations on North KoreaUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to build pressure on North Korea after securing a new round of United Nations sanctions as he launched into two days of high-level diplomacy Sunday. Tillerson is in Manila for a meeting of the 10-nation ASEAN regional bloc, but all eyes will be on his one-on-one talks with his counterparts from Washington’s great power rivals, Russia and China.



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The Latest: SE Asian ministers endorse sea code framework

The Latest: SE Asian ministers endorse sea code frameworkMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on annual meetings of Southeast Asian foreign ministers and their counterparts from the U.S., China, Russia, Japan, the two Koreas and other nations (all times local):



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Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean 'menace'

Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean 'menace'HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.



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Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier

Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrierAsian carp can weigh up to 100lbs and often outcompete other fish. An Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to keep the invasive species from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of damage seen elsewhere in the US. The carp was sent to Southern Illinois University for further analysis.



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