Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a new initiative to enhance the......

Maldives opposition resolves to continue protests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives says her party has......

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters protest in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters have gathered in Nepal's capital......

Singapore founding father Lee’s condition improves slightly

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's government says the condition of Lee Kuan Yew, the country's 91-year-old......

Burma journalist arrested for satirical post

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Police in Burma have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical......

China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census......

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Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 5:57PM UTC

ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William got a close look at the tsunami destruction in northeastern Japan four years ago....

Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 1:01PM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the death toll from a massive avalanche in a valley near the capital Kabul is rising as rescue teams gain access to villages that have been buried beneath deep snow for days....

China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 6:52PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has sentenced a former vice governor to 17 years in prison on corruption charges....

Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:36AM UTC

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been given the go-ahead by the IOC executive board to change three venue locations....

Powerful undersea earthquake shakes central Indonesia

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:10AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake has shaken parts of south-central Indonesia, but no tsunami is expected because of its great depth....

China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:00PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty....

China’s manufacturing measure shows contraction for February

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 1:45PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still shows contraction amid China's economy slowdown....

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US lawmaker urges Taiwan entry to crime-fighting Interpol

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:13AM UTC View Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who oversees U.S. policy toward Asia wants Taiwan to be admitted into international organizations such as Interpol....

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6 years jail time for Hong Kong woman who tortured maid Erwiana

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:02PM UTC View Comments

Law Wan-tung, the Hong Kong woman who was found guilty of grievously abusing Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and another maid Tutik Lestari Ningsih has been sentenced to six years in jail and HK$15,000 in fines for repeatedly assaulting her former employees....

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Champion India aiming to continue World Cup momentum

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:25PM UTC View Comments

PERTH, Australia (AP) — After high-profile wins over archrivals Pakistan and one of the tournament favorites, South Africa, India's biggest concern ahead of Saturday's match against second-tier side United Arab Emirates could be complacency....

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Unidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:38PM UTC View Comments

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say unidentified attackers have hacked to death a prominent U.S. blogger, who was known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka....

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South Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:12AM UTC View Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has renewed a license of its second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022....

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