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  • Tens of thousands rally in Malaysia, demand Najib resign

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defying authorities, tens of thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns gathered Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister…

  • 7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill

    BEIJING (AP) — Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to…

  • Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note

    Well, that was exciting. Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst…

  • Indian army kills 5 Naga rebels in remote northeast

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — India’s army on Friday killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group that months earlier attacked the military in the country’s remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, an official said. Col. Newton,…

  • Image of Asia: Ashton Eaton races to wide lead in decathlon

    In this photo by David J. Phillip, decathlete Ashton Eaton celebrates winning the decathlon’s 400-meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. He set a world record, running the distance in 45.00 seconds, and…

  • Q&A about this week’s market turmoil in China and beyond

    BEIJING (AP) — With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated — at least for now — here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn: ___…

  • US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi’s US trip

    BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader’s visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.…

  • Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 62 wounded, authorities said Friday. Both sides blamed each other for “unprovoked firing…

  • Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers. The law approved by a vote of 230-1 in the House…

  • 3 militants killed, 10 Philippine marines wounded in clash

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least three Abu Sayyaf extremists were killed and 10 Philippine marines were wounded in a clash Friday with about 300 of the militants in a remote southern village, the military…

  • India’s river waters cleanse spirits at Hindu festival

    NASIK, India (AP) — It’s just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential. It’s a way to cleanse…

  • Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts. Najib…

  • Japan reports inflation, household spending soften in July

    TOKYO (AP) — The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging…

  • Vietnam grants amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners to mark the 70th anniversary of its independence from France. Giang Son, deputy chairman of the President’s Office, told a news conference…

  • N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young…