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  • Indian coast guard seizes Iranian boat, arrests 12 crew

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coast guard seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country’s southern coast early Sunday and arrested 12 crew members, officials said. Top Kerala state police officer T.P. Senakumar said the…

  • Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts,…

  • Storm causes floods, knocks out power in north Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm blowing across the Philippines’ mountainous north has caused floods and knocked out power in several towns. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties Sunday from Tropical…

  • Zoo tram accident in northeastern Thailand kills 5 people

    BANGKOK (AP) — Two trams used to shuttle visitors around a zoo in northeastern Thailand collided Sunday, killing five people and injuring more than 30, police said. The accident at the Kao Suan Kwang Zoo…

  • Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 11 people

    BEIJING (AP) — A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 30, officials said Sunday. Three other people were missing in the collapse…

  • US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn’t hold an official government post, but it’s not surprising that he’ll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States…

  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    BEIJING (AP) — More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country’s free-falling stock market. The…

  • McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration’s current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country’s…

  • Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port,…

  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the…

  • China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes

    BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China’s far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday. The quake hit Pishan county in the Hotan…

  • 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…

  • Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

    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…

  • 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…