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  • Turkish President Erdogan in Beijing amid ethnic tensions

    BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with top Chinese officials Wednesday amid tensions over China’s treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.…

  • 23 people missing in Lao military helicopter accident

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Laotian army helicopter had an accident shortly after it left the capital and 23 people on board were missing, the Lao News Agency said on Wednesday. Four crew members and 19…

  • Sydney man arrested in 30-year-old shooting, bombing case

    SYDNEY (AP) — More than 30 years after a series of bombings and shootings in Sydney left four people dead, police have arrested a 68-year-old suspect in a case that terrorized Australia’s legal fraternity. Leonard…

  • Students in Hong Kong warn of erosion in academic freedom

    HONG KONG (AP) — Students at Hong Kong’s most prestigious university say its academic freedom is under attack in what they maintain is the politically motivated stalling of the appointment of an administrator who supported…

  • Myanmar’s democracy leader runs in Nov. 8 polls to keep seat

    THANLYIN, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday registered for November elections to keep her seat in parliament and challenge the ruling military-backed party. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy…

  • Global stocks rise ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose Wednesday as Chinese shares rebounded after a record sell-off and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest…

  • Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others

    MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police gunned down one of the country’s most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds…

  • China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes

    BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.’s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to…

  • 8 Australian men charged with 500 sex offenses against girl

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was accused Wednesday of allowing seven men to sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the past two years, with police charging all eight men with more than 500…

  • Bangladesh upholds opposition leader’s death sentence

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country’s…

  • Car bombing kills 2 civilians in northern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A police official says a car bombing in northern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded 11. Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the police chief in Kunduz province, says the…

  • Malibu it’s not, but North Korea seen as possible surf spot

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Here’s a new take on gnarly. A pro surfer who coaches the Chinese National Surf Team and a tourism agency based in New Jersey plan a surfing expedition and training…

  • Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday. The talks are meant…

  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a…

  • Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half

    TOKYO (AP) — Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it…