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  • 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.…

  • Myanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police freed eight demonstrators on Friday after they were detained a day earlier in a crackdown on students and activists opposing Myanmar’s new education law. Activist Kyaw Min Yu from the…

  • Knife attack in China train station leaves 9 injured

    BEIJING (AP) — Police say a knife attack at a train station in southern China has left nine people injured and that police officers have fatally shot a suspect. A statement by police in the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Myanmar police drag away protesting factory workers

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police say they have detained more than a dozen factory workers, who were demanding higher wages and better working conditions, in a protest that follows a crackdown on students outside Myanmar’s…

  • Indonesia rejects Australia offer of swap to stop executions

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Indonesian officials said Thursday they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face…

  • Singapore sentences 2 Germans to caning for vandalism

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore on Thursday sentenced two German men to three strokes of a rattan cane and nine months in prison after they were found guilty of vandalizing a public train carriage, according to…

  • China lowers growth target, promises to open industries

    BEIJING (AP) — China set a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive. The growth…

  • Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many

    SYDNEY (AP) — She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She…

  • Singapore court fines blogger for comments on gay sex cases

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore court fined a prominent dissident blogger on Wednesday for questioning the timing of two constitutional challenges to the city-state’s ban on gay sex. Alex Au, who writes for the Yawning…