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  • The Latest on Bangkok: Suspect is conspirator, not bomber

    BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Thai police say a man arrested at the border near Cambodia is…

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    BANGKOK (AP) — Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok shrine bomber but “definitely” a conspirator.

  • In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father’s eventual release from the prison after 14 years. His father should have been…

  • China’s stock rescue jolts companies, reform plans

    BEIJING (AP) — Tonhe Electronics is a casualty of Beijing’s frantic effort to stop a stock market bust. The maker of electrical equipment, part of a technology industry the ruling Communist Party wants to promote,…

  • Tokyo leads Asia stock markets lower ahead of US jobs report

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Friday with Tokyo’s index down more than 2 percent as caution prevailed before the release of the monthly U.S. jobs report and the resumption of…

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok’s tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that…

  • Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to restore confidence among Bangkok’s tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that…

  • 2nd man charged in death of ex-officer’s girlfriend in Texas

    DALLAS (AP) — A man authorities say conspired with a former Texas police officer to kill the patrolman’s pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder, according to court records and law enforcement officials. That…

  • Global stocks gain; Europe’s central bank promises support

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving steadily higher in the U.S. and Europe as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average increased 68 points, or 0.4 percent,…

  • Image of Asia: Wildfires in Indonesia spread haze

    In this photo by Joshua Paul, a construction worker lights a cigarette against the hazy skyline in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wildfires caused by illegal land clearing on Indonesia’s Sumatra and Borneo islands often spread choking…

  • Tamil becomes opposition leader in Sri Lanka’s Parliament

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Thursday recognized an ethnic Tamil lawmaker as the opposition leader for the first time in decades in what is seen a positive step toward postwar reconciliation…

  • Australian leader causes offense by comparing IS with Nazis

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders on Thursday by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year…

  • China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan

    BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000…

  • Bangladesh court indicts owners in deadly 2012 factory fire

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital indicted the two owners of a garment factory and 11 others on homicide charges Thursday for a 2012 fire that killed 112 workers. It is the…

  • Out of the sunroof, and the office: Glimpses of China parade

    BEIJING (AP) — Brief looks at China’s massive parade Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II: ___ XI’S LIMO Shortly before the military hardware lumbered past Tiananmen Square, Chinese President…