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Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue…

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Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan

Maldives supports China's modern 'Silk Road' plan

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping began a weeklong tour of South Asia on Monday, choosing the tiny island nation of the Maldi…

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Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

BEIJING (AP) — Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path…

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Image of Asia: Indonesian workers rally in capital

Image of Asia: Indonesian workers rally in capital

In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, an Indonesian worker wears a mask depicting the Japanese character Doraemon during a rally against outsourcin…

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Typhoon blows out of Philippines, heads to China

Typhoon blows out of Philippines, heads to China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and setting …

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2 British tourists found dead on beach in Thailand

2 British tourists found dead on beach in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Two British tourists were found battered to death Monday on a beach on a scenic island in southern Thailand that is one of the …

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Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders

Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden said Monday that the NSA is collec…

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Wife says police detain 81-year-old Chinese writer

BEIJING (AP) — A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles …

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2 men charged over $68 million drug haul in Sydney

2 men charged over $68 million drug haul in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — Two Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth 75 million Australian do…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Flooding from days of heavy monsoon rains partially submerged the city of Srinigar in Kashmir and left more than 400 people dead in northern P…

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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

TOKYO (AP) — Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in …

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Hearing planned amid Chinese incinerator protests

BEIJING (AP) — Officials in a southern Chinese town where a proposed garbage incinerator drew thousands of protesters over the weekend say no …

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Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotl…

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AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

BANGKOK (AP) — Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. president…

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Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Austr…

September 14, 2014 6:43 pm

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to …

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Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 o…

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US citizen Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years with labor by North Korean court

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — US citizen Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years with labor by North Korean court .

September 14, 2014 4:18 am

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that t…

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Malaysia Airlines flight has autopilot defect

Malaysia Airlines flight has autopilot defect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight to India returned to Kuala Lumpur early Sunday due to an autopilot defect shortly aft…

September 14, 2014 12:43 am

Chinese protesters march against trash incinerator

BEIJING (AP) — Residents in a southern Chinese town protested for a second day Sunday against a proposed garbage incinerator, according to wit…

September 13, 2014 11:56 pm

North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

North Korea holds trial of American Matthew Miller

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea held a trial Sunday morning for American Matthew Miller, who was detained in April for violating his…

September 13, 2014 11:22 pm

Malaysia Airlines flight has autopilot defect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, has been forced to return to Kuala Lumpur due to an autopilot de…

September 13, 2014 11:13 pm

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have …

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About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encou…

September 13, 2014 9:31 pm

Pakistan arrests opposition activists

Pakistan arrests opposition activists

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police arrested anti-government protesters in what activists said was an effort to crack down on weekslong sit-ins …

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Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions

Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds o…

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China's industrial output slows to 6.9 percent

BEIJING (AP) — China's factory output in August slowed to 6.9 percent from a year earlier amid waning export demand and a slump in real estate…

September 13, 2014 2:39 am

Separatism trial set for Chinese minority scholar

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism will go on trial Wednesday in the country's northwest, one o…

September 12, 2014 9:55 pm

China issues travel warning for the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China has warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines after a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run …

September 12, 2014 9:11 pm

Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

Stocks decline amid interest rate worries

NEW YORK (AP) — The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August.

September 12, 2014 4:33 pm

Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist…

September 12, 2014 12:08 pm

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military stepped up rescue efforts as floods wreaked havoc in more districts of the country's eastern Punjab pr…

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China court delays trial after no-show by lawyers

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday postponed the trial of a human rights activist, Yang Maodong, after his lawyers boycotted the session…

September 12, 2014 8:25 am

US to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

US to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States will soon resume limited inter-country adoptions, both nations said Friday, six years afte…

September 12, 2014 8:12 am

China finds 4 guilty for train station attack

China finds 4 guilty for train station attack

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced three men to death and a woman to life imprisonment on Friday after convicting them of terrorism and …

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Thailand's coup leader outlines policies

Thailand's coup leader outlines policies

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coup leader-turned-prime minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha made his first major policy statement Friday in a 2-hour te…

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IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery

IMF's Lagarde says women vital for global recovery

TOKYO (AP) — Empowerment of women and equal opportunities are crucial for driving a stronger global economic recovery, and for revitalizing Ja…

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Freed Fijian troops call home and then celebrate

Freed Fijian troops call home and then celebrate

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations Friday as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by…

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Australian terrorism threat at 2nd-highest level

Australian terrorism threat at 2nd-highest level

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday raised its terrorism threat level to the second-highest warning in response to …

September 12, 2014 3:14 am

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The brother of Malaysian oil worker Karamjit Singh, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over…

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China court delays trials after no show by lawyers

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday postponed the trial against human rights activist Yang Maodong after his lawyers did not to show up t…

September 11, 2014 11:39 pm

Freed Fijian troops call home and then celebrate

Freed Fijian troops call home and then celebrate

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations Friday as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by…

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Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

Asia stocks muted; Tokyo rises as yen extends fall

HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese stocks pushed higher on Thursday as the yen sank further against the dollar while other Asian benchmarks struggled f…

September 11, 2014 10:42 pm

China puts 4 on trial for train station attack

China puts 4 on trial for train station attack

BEIJING (AP) — Trials started Friday for four people accused of killing 31 people in a knife attack outside a railway station in the southern …

September 11, 2014 10:31 pm

UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over a…

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Pakistan evacuates thousands as floods hit plains

Pakistan evacuates thousands as floods hit plains

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani troops used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of marooned people from the country's plains where raging m…

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1 march, 11 sentences for Myanmar rights activist

1 march, 11 sentences for Myanmar rights activist

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — By marching through the traffic-choked streets of Myanmar's busiest city, handing out leaflets that lambasted the new n…

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China: Fighters back from Iraq, Syria are threat

BEIJING (AP) — China and its Central Asian neighbors face increased terrorism threats as their citizens return home after fighting in Iraq and…

September 11, 2014 7:20 am
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