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  • Xi carries on China’s tradition of political slogans

    BEIJING (AP) — Political slogans have been a mainstay of Chinese life dating back to Mao Zedong, the founder of the People’s Republic. President Xi Jinping is carrying on that tradition with two of his…

  • Higher food prices, typhoon worsen poverty in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to government restrictions on rice imports and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon, an official said Friday. Socio-economic…

  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday. Several thousand people overpowered security at Dimapur Central Prison in Nagaland…

  • Asia stocks gain after ECB upgrades growth ahead of US jobs

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Friday as investor sentiment was boosted by the European Central Bank’s growth forecast upgrade and expectations for a solid increase in U.S. employment. KEEPING…

  • As world moves on, MH370 families find solace in each other

    NANJING, China (AP) — For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment where his parents had been living for more 20 years in downtown Nanjing until they vanished along…

  • Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motives of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea as questions turned to whether security was neglected. The attack Thursday…

  • Myanmar police crack down on protesters for third day

    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Police cracked down on student protesters opposing Myanmar’s new education law Friday, roughly grabbing demonstrators and loading them onto trucks in the third such clampdown in as many days. An Associated…

  • Knife attack at China train station leaves 9 injured

    BEIJING (AP) — At least two assailants armed with knives attacked people at a train station in southern China on Friday, injuring nine, and police fatally shot one of the suspects, officials said. The second…

  • Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

    TOKYO (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft…

  • Thai court sentences ‘Red Shirts’ to jail for 2009 rioting

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced 15 members of the “Red Shirt” political movement to four years in prison for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, a lawyer said.…

  • Knifed US envoy to Seoul in pain as officials investigate

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. activist who they say slashed…

  • Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view

    BANGKOK (AP) — At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of…

  • European stocks firm as ECB’s Draghi sounds fairly rosy tone

    LONDON (AP) — European stock markets rose strongly Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi sounded a fairly positive tone about the 19-country eurozone. Once his press briefing is over, the focus in the…

  • Image of Asia: Well-wishes for the US ambassador in Seoul

    In this photo by Lee Jin-man, South Koreans hold candles in downtown Seoul in support of U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was slashed on his face and wrist by an anti-U.S. protester screaming demands for…

  • Blocked runway at Nepal airport strands thousands of people

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s only international airport remained closed for a second day Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all flights to and from foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers. The only runway at…