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  • Panel: Asahi not to blame for criticism of Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — An independent panel said Monday there is no clear evidence that reports by the Asahi newspaper quoting fabricated witness accounts led to international criticism over Japan’s use of Asian women in wartime…

  • China to investigate ex-President Hu’s top aide

    BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping…

  • Stocks edge higher in early trade, extending rally

    U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Monday, extending big gains from last week. Traders monitored the trajectory in oil prices, which have been moving higher from recent lows. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial…

  • 10 years after tsunami, victim’s mom learns body wasn’t lost

    SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004. A child of rural Myanmar, she boarded a small boat seeking a…

  • Woman fatally shot at Myanmar mine protest

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A woman was fatally shot Monday during a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, activists and an opposition lawmaker said. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker…

  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions…

  • China punishes hospital for operating room photos

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health authorities put a hospital president on probation and fired three other supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of…

  • Chinese military plane crashes; 2 deaths reported

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane crashed in the country’s northwest on Monday and a news website says at least two people were killed. The plane crashed at about 3 p.m. near the city…

  • SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants. State-owned Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. said…

  • India lawmakers demand Modi speak on Hindu conversions

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers, charging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done little to stop hard-liners in his party from forcibly converting religious minorities to Hinduism, threw Parliament into an uproar Monday, with…

  • Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Opposition lawmaker says protester shot dead at Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar .

  • Indonesian janitors get up to 8 years in rape case

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced five janitors to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner at an international school in Indonesia. The custodians contracted to work…

  • China opposes cyberattacks, doesn’t name N. Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington…

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    The image of a woman escaping from a Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken 18 people hostage captured the terrifying drama that shook Australia last week. The siege ended 16 hours later when police…

  • China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    BEIJING (AP) — China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country’s first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, state media reported Monday. The official Xinhua News…