HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong for his role in a protest that helped trigger last year’s 79-day pro-democracy street occupations.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s main stock market index has surged 5.3 percent, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as Asian markets rose following Wall Street’s overnight rebound.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the Philippines’ richest person for the eight consecutive year, with his net worth up $1.7 billion from last year to $14.4 billion.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say a former U.S. Marine facing double murder charges in the Philippines has died of a heart attack in a northern city jail.