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  • Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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 says 6.5 quake in far west kills 6, collapses homes

    BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook China’s far-western region of Xinjiang on Friday, killing six people and damaging or collapsing thousands of buildings, authorities said. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan region…

  • 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,…

  • Image of Asia: Ramadan prayers in Indian Kashmir

    In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslim men offer Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. The restive region is predominantly Muslim and claimed by both India…

  • Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing’s municipal government says air pollution in the capital improved during the first six months of 2015. It said the concentration of PM 2.5 — tiny airborne particles that are particularly harmful…

  • Bangkok-bound flight from China makes emergency landing

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese airline says a Bangkok-bound flight has made an emergency landing after an engine fire warning lit up. China Southern Airlines said Flight 3081, which took off from the southern Chinese…

  • US official: China, US working to end ivory trade

    BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China want to increase cooperation in fighting wildlife trafficking and are working to end commercial ivory trading, a U.S. Cabinet secretary said Friday. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell…