Asia

Latest

  • Retiring Hong Kong police chief slams radical protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s outgoing top cop has taken a parting shot at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial city for nearly three months last year.…

  • N. Korea’s nominal head of state to visit Russia this month

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s nominal head of state, not its absolute leader Kim Jong Un, is to visit Russia this month to attend celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s…

  • Nepal urges foreign rescue workers in capital to return home

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government urged foreign rescue workers in the quake-hit capital to return home Monday as hundreds of people visited Buddhist shrines and monasteries to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha. Information…

  • The Latest on Nepal: Nepal urging foreign rescuers to leave

    11 a.m. (0515 GMT) Nepal is urging foreign rescuers to return home or go to rural areas saying most of the rescue work is over and the remaining operation can be handled by local workers.…

  • Suicide bomber strikes government bus in Afghanistan, 1 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying government employees in Kabul, killing at least one person and wounding 13. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says the minibus…

  • Philippine military chief confirms wanted militant killed

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks…

  • Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

    BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan’s Nationalists reaffirmed the party’s support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former…

  • Asia stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China’s leaders promised more measures to shore up slowing growth. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8 percent to 4,477.23 and…

  • S. Korea urges N. Korea to release New York Univ. student

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to quickly free a South Korean student of New York University detained in the North for illegally entering the country. Pyongyang’s state media…

  • Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage

    WANAKA, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries. The United States Geological Survey put the…

  • Nepal’s wrenching choices: ‘I feel like I could die anytime’

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in. As the aftershocks keep…

  • Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia’s controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday. Refugee advocates and…

  • US pilot, Chinese killed in light aircraft crash in China

    BEIJING (AP) — An American pilot and a Chinese passenger have been killed in a light airplane crash in eastern China, state media reported. The official Xinhua news agency said Sunday night that neither of…

  • Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Suspected rebels on Sunday ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in the remote, troubled northeast, police said. Naga rebels armed with automatic weapons fired at two trucks carrying the soldiers…

  • Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics…