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  • The Latest: Wall Street edges up after weak opening

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Wall Street has confounded predictions, with U.S. stock markets rising slightly after a weak opening. In early trading…

  • US stocks open slightly lower; Japan’s market slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks. Several companies were moving on earnings news early Tuesday. Twenty-First Century Fox slumped 5 percent…

  • Pakistan army training aircraft crashes, 2 dead

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s army says a training aircraft has crashed near Gujranwala in the eastern Punjab province, killing the instructor and trainee who were on board. An army statement Tuesday said the Mushaq aircraft…

  • UN official asks Sri Lanka to locate people missing from war

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top United Nations human rights official asked Sri Lanka’s government on Tuesday to quickly locate thousands of civilians reported missing during the country’s civil war. The government has said…

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

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

  • 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 found alive and was pulled from the snow, along with the bodies of…

  • S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

    TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea’s navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a…

  • Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media…

  • Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

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

  • Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations

    In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a “grave, provocative act” if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. South Korea warned of “searing consequences” if the launch…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…