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Trump budget plan boosts Pentagon, trims State Dept, EPA -officials

WASHINGTON - The White House will send federal departments a budget proposal containing the defense spending increase President Donald Trump promised, financed partly by cuts to the U.S. State Department, Environmental Protection Agency and other non-defense programs, two officials familiar with the proposal say. (USA-TRUMP/BUDGET, moved, 315 words)

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- USA-TRUMP/ECONOMY (UPDATE 2), moved, by David Lawder, 611 words

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

BEIJING - China's navy is likely to secure significant new funding in the upcoming defence budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe. (CHINA-DEFENCE/NAVY (PIX, GRAPHIC), moved, by Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina, 790 words)

Trump's pick for U.S. Navy secretary withdraws

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules. (USA-TRUMP/NAVY, moved, 189 words)

S.Korea's acting president declines to extend corruption probe

SEOUL - South Korea's acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn will not extend the current special prosecutor's investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye, Hwang's office says. (SOUTHKOREA-POLITICS/PROBE (UPDATE 2), moved, by Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park, 424 words)


'Moonlight' wins best picture Oscar, beating 'La La Land'

LOS ANGELES - "Moonlight" won the Oscar for best picture, beating favorite "La La Land" for the movie industry's most prestigious award. (AWARDS-OSCARS/ (WRAPUP 7, PIX, TV), moved, by Jill Serjeant, 263 words)

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- AWARDS-OSCARS/SHOW (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, by Steve Gorman, 771 words

- AWARDS-OSCARS/LOOK (TAKE A LOOK), moved, 264 words



- AWARDS-OSCARS/FASHION (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved, by Piya Sinha-Roy, 519 words


Indonesian police shoot bomber after explosion in Bandung city

JAKARTA - A pressure cooker bomb explodes in the courtyard of a government building in the Indonesian city Bandung, police say, adding that the attacker was shot and seriously wounded. (INDONESIA-BLAST/ (UPDATE 2, TV), expect by 0700 GMT/2 AM ET, 300 words)

N.Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, U.N. says

It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighbourhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. (NORTHKOREA-MALAYSIA/ARMS (INSIGHT, PIX, GRAPHIC), moved, by James Pearson and Rozanna Latiff, 1,305 words)

In India, regional rival takes on Modi at his own game

LUCKNOW - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi out-campaigned all-comers in the 2014 general election but as he faces his biggest mid-term test, he is up against a rival determined to beat him at his own game. (INDIA-ELECTION/ (PIX, GRAPHICS), moved, by Rupam Jain, 840 words)


White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probes

WASHINGTON - The White House does not rule out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may recuse himself from Justice Department investigations into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (USA-TRUMP/INVESTIGATIONS (UPDATE 2), moved, by Doina Chiacu, 380 words)


At least three dead, 19 missing as floods hit central Chile

SANTIAGO - At least three people are dead and 19 missing after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the usually dry summer months, causing mudslides and water outages in the South American nation, officials say. (CHILE-FLOODS/ (UPDATE 1), moved, by Gram Slattery, 244 words)


Macron seen beating Le Pen in French runoff

PARIS - French independent candidate Emmanuel Macron would easily beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the country's presidential election in May, two opinion polls show. (FRANCE-ELECTION/POLL (UPDATE 2, TV, PIX), moved, 412 words)

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- FRANCE-ELECTION/VIOLENCE, moved, 201 words


Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds and water lilies to survive

THONYOR, South Sudan - Like thousands of other South Sudanese families caught up in famine, Sara Dit and her 10 children are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the river Nile. (SOUTHSUDAN-FAMINE/ (TV), moved, 525 words)


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