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  • Hong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China’s market regulator. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 2.1 percent to 27,666.06…

  • South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign amid scandal

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country’s No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest…

  • Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 feared dead

    SYDNEY (AP) — A fierce storm lashing Australia’s southeast destroyed homes, left dozens stranded in swirling floodwaters and may have led to the deaths of three people, officials said Tuesday. The storm, which has been…

  • Afghan official: At least 2 dead in car bomb explosion

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official say at least two people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a police station in the capital of southern Kandahar province. Samim Khpalwak, spokesman for…

  • Japan PM sends offerings to criticized war shrine

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead. Abe’s offerings likely signal that he will not…

  • Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

    ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker’s mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and…

  • Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

    ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker’s mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and…

  • Australia: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off…

  • UN refugee agency says Australia rejected Vietnamese at sea

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it had raised concerns with Australian authorities that a boatload of Vietnamese asylum seekers had their refugee applications rejected at sea before the…

  • US, Japan talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade

    TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Tuesday.…

  • Van and 3-wheeled vehicle collide in India; 5 students dead

    PATNA, India (AP) — A van collided with a small three-wheeled vehicle packed with 11 teenage students in eastern India on Monday, killing five students and injuring six others, police said. Villagers who took the…

  • Chinese leader in Pakistan to unveil $45B in investments

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $45 billion worth of investment projects in energy and infrastructure development. Pakistani…

  • Global, Chinese automakers debut new car models

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Ford showed off its new Taurus and Nissan unveiled a midsize sedan designed for China on Monday at a Shanghai Auto Show that highlighted the commercial resurgence of lower-priced Chinese auto brands.…

  • US, Philippines start combat drills amid Chinese reclamation

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 11,500 American and Filipino military personnel launched one of their largest annual combat exercises Monday amid growing alarm over massive land reclamation by China in disputed South China Sea…

  • Shanghai auto show bans skimpily clad female models

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers. Organizers of China’s biggest auto show announced in February that models in slinky…