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  • Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour

    BEIJING (AP) — Britain’s Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation Wednesday by making the final stop on his China tour an area in the country’s southwest that is home to wild Asian elephants.…

  • Indonesia nearly ready to execute foreign drug smugglers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia began transferring two Australian prisoners early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over…

  • India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says…

  • India, Pakistan envoys praise meetings held to repair ties

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Envoys from India and Pakistan agreed Tuesday to find common ground but there was no decision on whether the rare meeting between the wary rivals would result in future negotiations. India’s Foreign…

  • Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal charged two more suspects on Tuesday, risking a confrontation with the country’s prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants. The tribunal announced that…

  • Students face off against Myanmar police outside Yangon

    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of student protesters vowed to camp out in the middle of a major road in Myanmar on Tuesday night after police locked arms, forming a human chain to block their…

  • In shifting economy, shops aim to please Pyongyang consumers

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang’s main…

  • Global stocks limp after Nasdaq milestone, China in focus

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China’s growth target. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was flat at 4,915.77,…

  • Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties…

  • Strong quake strikes off west Indonesia; no injuries, damage

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Tuesday, causing some residents to panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The…

  • Afghan car bomb kills 8, including civilians

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least eight people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed when a vehicle packed with explosives was remotely detonated in the country’s south. Omar Zwak, spokesman for…

  • Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said. Oil and…

  • Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died…

  • Bus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20

    BEIJING (AP) — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported. The accident happened early Tuesday in Linzhou city…

  • China’s top legislative advisory body holds annual session

    BEIJING (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China’s top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting Tuesday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress…