Fox News (International News)

• China bans list of Islamic names in Xinjiang region
Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland.

• China threatens North Korea with sanctions if nuclear tests persist, Tillerson says
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China is threatening North Korea with sanctions if it continues to conduct nuclear tests.

• Yemen's president fires minister, Aden governor
Yemen's internationally backed president has fired a Cabinet minister and the governor of the southern port city of Aden, two figures known to be close to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen since 2015.

• Malaysia's leader: ASEAN seen growing to 4th-largest economy
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says Southeast Asia's 10-member grouping could comprise the world's fourth-largest economy by 2030, but countries must work to ensure integration, bring down rising tariff barriers and expand e-commerce to benefit small enterprises that form the region's economic backbone.

• Secret jail in Philippine station linked to drug war abuse
Philippine police relieved a station chief and his staff on Friday after human rights representatives discovered a secret jail cell inside the Manila station where a dozen detainees complained they were being held for extortion.

• South Korea: No plan to fix US trade deal or pay for THAAD
South Korea says it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S. or pay for the U.S. missile defense system.

• The Latest: Philippines investigates secret police jail
The Latest on drug violence in the Philippines (all times local): 12:35 p.m.

• Philippines charges 2 police for deaths of drug suspects
Philippine prosecutors have filed murder charges against two police officers accused of killing a suspected drug dealer and his father inside a police station.

• Japan economy's vital signs dull in March, but views upbeat
Japan reports that its manufacturing output and household spending fell in March, while the jobless rate remained at a 22-year low.

• Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions
Afghanistan's Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces.

• Trump tower fated not to rise in Indonesian isle of the gods
Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean.

• London anti-terror raids: Woman shot, 4 arrested, police say
A woman has been shot by police and four people were arrested during an anti-terror operation in north west London and Kent.

• Explosive armed robbery is Paraguay's biggest heist
Paraguayan prosecutors say the gang that blasted into an armored company vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash — the biggest heist in the country's history.

• North Korea vs. the world: Tensions are rising
There is no doubt serious tensions between the world and North Korea.

• Macedonia protests: Demonstrators attack lawmakers, storm parliament after leadership vote
Several protesters broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government.

• Protesters attack Macedonian lawmakers after leadership vote
Scores of protesters, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and entered Macedonia's parliament late Thursday, attacking lawmakers to protest the election of a new speaker despite a months-long deadlock in talks to form a new government.

• Israel's Patriot missile defense system knocks down drone from Syria
A missile from Israel's Patriot Aerial Defense System knocked down a drone that was about to enter Israeli airspace from Syria Thursday, military officials said.

• Gulf Arab royals meet in Saudi capital to unify Iran stance
Royals from Gulf Arab countries have met in Saudi Arabia to discuss the region's security and try and formulate a unified voice on Shiite rival Iran.

• Video shows 2-year-old girl being run over by two cars, surviving with minor bruises
Shocking surveillance video from China captured a 2-year-old girl being run over by two cars, yet somehow surviving nearly unscathed.

• Lost Nepal trekker found after 47 days; his girlfriend died after 44
A Taiwanese couple who disappeared while trekking in Nepal were found after 47 days—but it was three days too late for one of them.


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