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  • Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An Indian soldier buried by an avalanche for six days in the Himalayan region of Kashmir has been pulled alive from the snow, but the bodies of nine other soldiers were…

  • Japan’s parliament condemns North Korea rocket launch

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s parliament condemned North Korea’s long-range rocket launch Tuesday, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding that the communist nation immediately stop such activity. In a resolution unanimously passed,…

  • Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 5.4 percent

    Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo, as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dived 5.4…

  • Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local…

  • Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other…

  • Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake. The death…

  • Sushil Koirala, Nepal’s former prime minister, dies at 78

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of nation’s largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78. His doctor, Karbir Nath Yogi, said Tuesday that Koirala died…

  • 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone. The Florida Museum of Natural History released the numbers Monday. Scientists say the previous record…

  • Suspect in murder of dismembered Spaniard in Thai custody

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was in Thai custody Monday after being arrested in Cambodia, where he fled after the victim’s…

  • Philippine autonomy delay stalls disarming of Muslim rebels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine rebel leader said Monday that Congress’ failure to pass a Muslim autonomy bill as part of a new peace pact would delay a program to disarm thousands of guerrillas…

  • US stocks open lower; energy sector sinks along with oil

    Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its second sizable loss in a row. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners in early trading Monday as the price…

  • Image of Asia: On patrol at holy confluence of Indian rivers

    In this photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh, police on horses patrol as thousands of Hindus perform rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati rivers, during the Magh Mela…

  • Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught

    BANGALORE, India (AP) — A leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape, officials said. Onlookers including TV news crews watched the chase, which lasted several…

  • Suicide bomber strikes Afghan market, killing 5

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing five civilians and wounding nine others, a local official said. Aminullah Shariq, governor of the Paktika province,…

  • North Korea’s new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

    TOKYO (AP) — Here’s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket…