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  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    NEW YORK (AP) — China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs. Twenty…

  • McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country’s…

  • Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port,…

  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the…

  • China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes

    BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China’s far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan…

  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam’s Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this…

  • Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at…

  • Could searchers’ sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed…

  • Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 50

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers on Friday retrieved five more bodies from a ferry that capsized just moments after departing from a central Philippine port, raising the death toll to 50. The bodies were recovered…

  • Bangladesh police questioning 12 al-Qaida suspects

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh court on Friday gave police three days to question 12 suspected members of al-Qaida’s branch in the Indian subcontinent after their arrests in raids this week. Police can request…

  • China expresses displeasure with Turkey accepting Uighurs

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing expressed displeasure with Turkey on Friday for accepting 173 ethnic Uighurs who fled China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the Uighurs had left China illegally, and that Beijing opposes…

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other’s ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan…

  • India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor. The data from India’s…

  • Man tied to 2013 Myanmar hotel blast gets life in prison

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced a man linked to a 2013 bombing that wounded an American tourist in one of the country’s most prestigious hotels to life imprisonment and…

  • Let’s make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion,…