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  • Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber

    BANGKOK (AP) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but…

  • Sri Lankan leader adds rival parties to consensus Cabinet

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan leader Maithripala Sirisena presided Friday at the swearing in of 48 ministers in a new Cabinet for a consensus government including members of the two main rival political…

  • Global stock markets sink ahead of US jobs report

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo’s index down 2 percent as jitters mounted before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption next week of…

  • Pakistan renews commitment to facilitate Afghan peace talks

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad is still ready to facilitate the revival of stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The spokesman, Qazi Khalilullah, made his remarks at…

  • The Latest on Bangkok: Suspect is conspirator, not bomber

    BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Thai police say a man arrested at the border near Cambodia is…

  • Afghan artist paints Kabul’s walls of war to help heal city

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting…

  • AP NewsAlert

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok shrine bomber but “definitely” a conspirator.

  • In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father’s eventual release from the prison after 14 years. His father should have been…

  • China’s stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans

    BEIJING (AP) — Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing’s frantic effort to stop a stock market bust. The maker of electrical equipment, part of a technology industry the ruling Communist Party wants to promote,…

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to restore confidence among Bangkok’s tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that…

  • 2nd man charged in death of ex-officer’s girlfriend in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — A man authorities say conspired with a former Texas police officer to kill the patrolman’s pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder, according to court records and law enforcement officials. That…

  • Global stocks gain; Europe’s central bank promises support

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving steadily higher in the U.S. and Europe as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average increased 68 points, or 0.4 percent,…

  • Image of Asia: Wildfires in Indonesia spread haze

    In this photo by Joshua Paul, a construction worker lights a cigarette against the hazy skyline in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wildfires caused by illegal land clearing on Indonesia’s Sumatra and Borneo islands often spread choking…

  • Tamil becomes opposition leader in Sri Lanka’s Parliament

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Thursday recognized an ethnic Tamil lawmaker as the opposition leader for the first time in decades in what is seen a positive step toward postwar reconciliation…

  • Australian leader causes offense by comparing IS with Nazis

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders on Thursday by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year…