Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step

HONG KONG (AP) — Organizers of Hong Kong's democracy protests say they're canceling a Sunday......

Shinzo Abe’s push for women in Japanese politics

In an effort to burnish his avowed policy of empowering women, sometimes known as “womenomics,”......

Taiwan to join submarine race

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Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Burma

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation......

More support for gay and transgender communities needed in Thailand

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US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may......

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Malaysia’s badminton shocked by doping news

By Sun, Oct 26, 2014 4:16PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's badminton association says it is shocked that one of its country's players has failed a doping test but will not reveal the identity of the athlete until the result is confirmed by a second round of tests....

16 killed in China coal mine collapse

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:47PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest....

Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:42AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans....

Sri Lanka’s ’15 budget raises pay, lowers tariffs

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:31AM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has presented a relief budget that increases salaries and reduces water and electricity tariffs ahead of a possible presidential election in 2015....

Nepal bus accident kills 9 and injures dozens

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:22PM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others....

French journalists jailed in Papua, Indonesia

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:06PM UTC

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua....

Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:47PM UTC View Comments

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent businessman on suspicion of lending fraud....

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:34AM UTC View Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year....

Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:30AM UTC View Comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year to 220....

Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:32PM UTC View Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says he is considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola....

China launches experimental moon orbiter

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:55AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface....

Malaysia returning officer to NZ for assault trial

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:38AM UTC View Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign ministry says a military official accused of assaulting a woman in New Zealand will be returned there Friday to face trial....