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  • Obama takes in India’s grand Republic Day parade

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest…

  • Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece’s anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel. KEEPING…

  • China’s leaders show listening ear on trash but not politics

    BEIJING (AP) — To help sell the public on the need for one of the world’s largest trash incinerators in the mountains in west Beijing, Communist Party officials bused in hundreds of people for special…

  • AirAsia scraps fuel surcharges as oil price plummets

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier AirAsia is scrapping fuel surcharges on tickets following the decline in global oil prices. AirAsia said the move also applies to flights under its long-haul…

  • Australia’s knighting of Prince Philip prompts puzzlement

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under.…

  • Retrieval of more than 30 slain Filipinos commandos underway

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the…

  • Obama, Modi declare era of ‘new trust’ in US-India relations

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of “new trust” in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a…

  • Japan logs record trade deficit in 2014 on weakening yen

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade deficit ballooned to a record 12.8 trillion yen ($109 billion) last year as a weakening yen pushed the cost of imports higher despite a moderate recovery in exports. Preliminary data…

  • Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the…

  • Japan working to gain IS hostage’s release, analyzing video

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. “We all have one unchanged goal and we will…

  • AP NewsAlert

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine town mayor says more than 30 police commandos killed in clash with Muslim rebels.

  • Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons…

  • Obama ‘deeply concerned’ about latest violence in Ukraine

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is “deeply concerned” about the latest deadly flare-up in eastern Ukraine, but he says he won’t change how he’s handling the situation. Obama says he’ll…

  • Constitution move pushes Nepal deeper into political turmoil

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s ruling coalition on Sunday took a step toward drafting a new constitution, angering the opposition and pushing the Himalayan country further into political turmoil. Opposition members in the Constituent Assembly…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama’s presidential ‘namaste’

    NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India’s Republic Day celebration that he showed it. After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome ceremony,…