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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Fatal shooting reported at Myanmar mine protest

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An opposition lawmaker says a woman has been shot dead in a crackdown on protesters at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar. Khin San Hlaing, a lawmaker from the…

  • 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…

  • Global markets gain as oil rebounds

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were mostly higher Monday after the Federal Reserve’s pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A…

  • 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 punishes hospital for operating room photos

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

  • 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…

  • Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

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

  • N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole…

  • Asian markets gain as oil rebounds

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed’s pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise…