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  • In shifting economy, shops aim to please Pyongyang consumers

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang’s main…

  • Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal charges 2 new suspects

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Tuesday charged two more suspects, risking a confrontation with the country’s prime minister, who has warned against adding new defendants. The tribunal announced that…

  • Global stocks limp after Nasdaq milestone, China in focus

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq, as investors looked ahead to the release of China’s growth target. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was flat at 4,915.77,…

  • Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties…

  • New Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn’t have fought back

    NEW DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim…

  • Indian envoy in Pakistan for rare visit praises talks

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — India’s foreign secretary said during a rare visit to Pakistan that the two sides agreed to work together to narrow their differences but that he’d also raised concerns about cross-border terrorism including…

  • Indonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglers

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions. The preparations at the execution site…

  • Strong quake strikes off west Indonesia; no injuries, damage

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Tuesday, causing some residents to panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The…

  • Afghan car bomb kills 8, including civilians

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least eight people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed when a vehicle packed with explosives was remotely detonated in the country’s south. Omar Zwak, spokesman for…

  • Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said. Oil and…

  • Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died…

  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Britain’s Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches before attending a movie premiere.…

  • Bus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20

    BEIJING (AP) — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported. The accident happened early Tuesday in Linzhou city…

  • China’s top legislative advisory body holds annual session

    BEIJING (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China’s top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting Tuesday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress…

  • Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring

    TOKYO (AP) — A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday. Top negotiators for…