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  • Protesters return to HK streets for 2nd night

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they have arrested 37 people as pro-democracy protesters return to the city’s streets for a second night in a row. The police said in a statement Thursday…

  • Japan inflation, industrial output weaken in Nov

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan says its inflation rate eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government’s effort to get the world’s third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth. Government…

  • Image of Asia: Sunny Christmas on Sydney beach

    In this photo by Rick Rycroft, British traveler Dabriella Quayle rides the waves while celebrating Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney. Sunny weather and temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 Fahrenheit) brought out locals…

  • Citigroup to sell Japan retail bank unit to SMBC

    TOKYO (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to sell its retail banking business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Citigroup said in a statement Thursday that the two sides have reached agreement on selling Citibank…

  • HK police arrest 12 pro-democracy protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they arrested 12 protesters who were blocking several roads in the Mong Kok neighborhood overnight Wednesday as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to the site hundreds had occupied for…

  • Death toll in violence in India’s northeast rises to 72

    SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Police says the death toll from rebel violence in remote northeastern India has risen to 72 with the recovery of more bodies from abandoned villages. S.N. Singh, a police official in…

  • China tightens church control ahead of Christmas

    BEIJING (AP) — Two days before Christmas, members of a rural Christian congregation in the eastern city of Wenzhou welded some pieces of metal into a cross and hoisted it onto the top of their…

  • 10 years after tsunami, Indonesian family reborn

    MEULABOH, Indonesia (AP) — It all started with a dream that led to a chance meeting: A girl who had been swept away by the Indian Ocean tsunami a decade ago. For three nights, the…

  • 10 years after tsunami, Indonesian family reborn

    MEULABOH, Indonesia (AP) — It all started with a dream that led to a chance meeting: A girl who had been swept away by the Indian Ocean tsunami a decade ago. For three nights, the…

  • Pakistan to set up military courts for terrorism

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister announced Thursday the country will set up special trial courts under the supervision of military officers to prosecute terrorism cases in the wake of the Taliban school massacre. Nawaz…

  • US stocks eke out gains in abbreviated trading day

    Major U.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average adding modestly to its gains a day after closing above 18,000 for the first time. It was the Dow’s sixth…

  • Air bag maker Takata shuffles top management

    TOKYO (AP) — Takata Corp., the Japanese maker of air bags at the center of massive recalls in the U.S. and elsewhere, said Wednesday that it was reshuffling its top executives, who plan to take…

  • Curfew in India state after rebels kill 63

    SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Hundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesday in a church and school while security forces imposed a curfew…

  • Abe takes office for 3rd term as Japan’s leader

    TOKYO (AP) — Shinzo Abe took office Wednesday for a third term as Japan’s prime minister, appointing a former military officer as his defense minister but keeping the other members of his previous Cabinet. Parliament…

  • 2 men throw acid on woman in Indian capital

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Two men riding a motorcycle threw acid on a woman in a crowded neighborhood in New Delhi, causing serious injuries, police said Wednesday. The attack was captured on closed-circuit TV and…