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  • Philippines, China trade accusations over sea threats

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines accused China of aggressive maneuvers against its reconnaissance plane and fishermen in disputed seas where Beijing has stepped up construction of artificial islands, but China reiterated its claim on…

  • Man turns self in, says he landed drone at Japan PM office

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police said Friday they are investigating a man who claimed responsibility for landing a drone on the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s office this week. Tokyo metropolitan police said the…

  • Bangladesh mourns anniversary of garment factory disaster

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Survivors and relatives of victims of a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh marched Friday to demand better compensation on the second anniversary of the disaster that killed more than 1,100 people.…

  • Indonesia moves Filipino inmate to island before executions

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Filipino woman facing the death penalty in Indonesia was moved Friday to an island prison where she and nine other drug convicts are to be executed by firing squad. An…

  • Thousands of South Koreans march in anti-government rally

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea on Friday, denouncing the labor policies of the increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye. The rallies were orchestrated by one of…

  • Stocks mostly up after Nasdaq record, despite no Greece deal

    BEIJING (AP) — Stocks turned higher in European trading on Friday, despite a lack of progress on Greece’s bailout, as investors cheered the Nasdaq’s record close. Chinese and Japanese shares fell on weaker global manufacturing…

  • Image of Asia: Mourning dead in Bangladesh factory collapse

    In this photo by A.M. Ahad, a relative of a victim cries in front of a monument erected in memory of the garment workers and others killed in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building…

  • Southeast Asian leaders to push for South China Sea code

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would govern behavior in the disputed…

  • China denies ‘exodus’ of bureaucrats amid anti-graft drive

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official has publicly denied rumors of an “exodus” of bureaucrats from civil service following reports of widespread unhappiness over poor working conditions and an anti-corruption drive. Ministry of Human Resources…

  • Chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist party to visit China

    BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist party, a likely candidate for the island’s presidency in next year’s election, will meet with Communist Party leaders during a visit to China next month as…

  • Chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Nationalists to visit China

    BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist party will hold talks with Communist Party leaders during a visit to China next month as the former bitter enemies continue their two decade-old rapprochement. Eric…

  • Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China

    BEIJING (AP) — A woman who was sentenced to death in China after being convicted of murdering her abusive husband received Friday a two-year reprieve, which could become a life sentence with a possibility of…

  • For asylum seekers, a novel (and odd) solution: Cambodia

    BANGKOK (AP) — Still haunted by the Vietnam War next door and the 1970s genocide that followed, Cambodia is not exactly the place that the world’s refugees dream of reaching. Plagued by poverty, corruption and…

  • India: Ford Foundation funds need government oversight

    NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government on Thursday ordered the Ford Foundation, one of the U.S.’s largest philanthropies, to get government clearance before dispensing any funds to its local partners, amid a crackdown on…

  • Japan ministers’ war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks

    TOKYO (AP) — Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country’s war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo…