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

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive 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…

  • AP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Holi, India’s joyful and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring combined with several religious legends, has long ceased to be only a Hindu festival. On Friday, the streets and lanes…

  • Dollar surges after another strong US jobs report

    LONDON (AP) — Another strong U.S. jobs report gave the dollar a big lift Friday as traders think it may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this summer. Stocks, meanwhile, were fairly flat-footed…

  • Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday. The mob overpowered security at Dimapur…

  • Image of Asia: Demonstrating support of the death penalty

    In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, an Indonesian man demonstrates his support of the death penalty in front of an effigy representing a drug offender that was later burned during a protest at a port…

  • Nepal’s airport to remain closed at least another day

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said…

  • Items Flight 370 missing left behind full of meaning for kin

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Khim Fatt doesn’t sleep in his bed anymore. Instead, he sleeps on the floor next to it. “It doesn’t feel the same, doesn’t feel right sleeping on the mattress…

  • Sri Lanka suspends work on China-backed resort

    BEIJING (AP) — Sri Lanka has informed Beijing it is suspending work on a $1.5 billion Chinese-backed resort as part of a reevaluation of recent foreign investments, China’s Foreign Ministry said Friday. The project was…

  • Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year. Shortly before rush hour on May 21, Cheng Chieh used…

  • Myanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown

    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar’s third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days. Authorities went after five students after they broke…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 than 20 years in downtown Nanjing until they vanished…

  • 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…

  • 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…