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  • Indonesian suburb hit by plane disasters twice in 10 years

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A decade ago, when an Indonesian passenger jet crashed into a quaint neighborhood in Indonesia’s third-biggest city, Medan, Waktu Tarigan thought he’d never witness anything like that again. He was wrong.…

  • Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — For Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama’s announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must have stirred memories. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled…

  • Taliban attack kills 7 local policemen in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a nighttime Taliban attack on police checkpoints in the strategic Wardak province south of the capital, Kabul, has killed seven local policemen. Zakir Hussain Sultani, the deputy…

  • US stocks open higher following mostly positive job report

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors look over a mostly positive report on the job market. Bond prices rose early Thursday as investors saw some pockets of weakness in…

  • Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 35 dead, 20 missing

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes after it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 35 dead and 20 others missing, coast guard…

  • Train carrying Pakistani troops falls into canal, 12 dead

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least four cars of a train being used to transport Pakistani soldiers fell into a canal because of a bridge collapse in the eastern Punjab province on Thursday, killing at least…

  • Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in…

  • Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside a Kabul shrine, a judge said Thursday. Three…

  • 2 former Khmer Rouge leaders appeal convictions

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The two surviving senior leaders of Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge regime launched appeals Thursday of their convictions by a U.N.-backed tribunal that sentenced them to life in prison for their…

  • Image of Asia: Gay wedding in Beijing

    In this photo by Mark Schiefelbein, Li Tingting is lifted off the ground by her wife Teresa Xu in Beijing, where the two announced an informal marriage. The prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple…

  • China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for union

    BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for the legalization of same-sex unions in China. The union of…

  • Southeast Asia to set up fund to help boat people

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, a Malaysian minister…

  • Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans

    BEIJING (AP) — A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China, killing 10 passengers and the Chinese driver, officials said Thursday. The accident took place Wednesday after…

  • Mumbai horse carriage ban leaves working families in fear

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Drivers of Mumbai’s iconic horse-drawn carriages can’t imagine not plying the roads pulling photo-snapping tourists atop their kitsch-covered chariots. Yet that time is coming, thanks to a court order calling such…

  • Crashed Indonesian plane may have suffered engine problem

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller “abnormality” that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said…