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  • Tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific after earthquake

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to warn that hazardous tsunami waves could affect some coastlines in the Pacific. The magnitude-7.7…

  • Powerful earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific

    SYDNEY (AP) — Powerful earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami warning issued for parts of Pacific.

  • Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and…

  • High turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president

    MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan’s election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday’s presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion.…

  • India’s upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, was seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic, corruption-tainted world of Indian…

  • Scenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore’s prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last…

  • Sri Lankan president’s brother dies in axe attack

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an axe in what authorities said was a personal dispute. Priyantha Sirisena, 42, died…

  • Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a…

  • Afghan court sentences AP journalist’s killer to 20 years

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years…

  • Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

    BOAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. Xi delivered the keynote address at the…

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant…

  • Chinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer — Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. — has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product. A news release…

  • Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group’s offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women’s rights activists…

  • Thai junta leader: I’ll fight forced labor in fish industry

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai…

  • Indian companies scramble to find women directors

    NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the…