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  • Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested Mark Karpeles, head of Mt. Gox, a failed bitcoin exchange on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million. Kyodo News service is quoting Karpeles’ lawyer as…

  • AP’s Myanmar journalist Aye Aye Win retires after 25 years

    BANGKOK (AP) — Aye Aye Win, The Associated Press chief of bureau in Myanmar who told her country’s story to the world despite threats, surveillance and official warnings, retired Saturday after 25 years with the…

  • India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose…

  • China’s manufacturing shows zero growth in July

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world’s second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday. The Chinese Federation for Logistics…

  • Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man’s name and uniting a fractured movement that…

  • India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute

    NEW DELHI (AP) — At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose…

  • Hopes high wing flap will shed light on Flight 370 mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean,…

  • Myanmar declares disaster zones to deal with dire flooding

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president has declared several regions of the country to be disaster zones, as forecasts of heavy rain for the next few days have heightened fears that already dire flooding in…

  • Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka’s capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before the…

  • 3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A document released Friday showed…

  • Afghan Taliban praise new leader as rift in ranks appears

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The first signs of the deep fractures within the Afghan Taliban surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the…

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

    TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies. The documents include what appear to be five U.S. National Security Agency reports,…

  • US stocks little changed as investors react to earnings

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed at the open as investors assess the latest batch of company earnings reports. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell one points, or less than 0.1 percent,…

  • Official: 2 Indians held near Libya’s Sirte town, 2 safe

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Four Indian nationals were detained near the Libyan city of Sirte, India’s foreign ministry said Friday, but declined to say who had held the men. By Friday evening two of the…

  • Image of Asia: Crossing the river after monsoon flooding

    In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, rescuers help residents cross a river after a foot bridge was destroyed by floods in Thulakhet, Nepal, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Kathmandu. Rescuers on Friday also…