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  • Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the…

  • US stocks open mostly higher; Coach gains on results

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly higher in early trading as investors focus on the latest earnings and deal news. Drugmaker Baxalta surged 14 percent early Tuesday after Irish drugmaker Shire offered to buy…

  • Remembering, and saving, A-bomb’s legacy at Hiroshima dome

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other…

  • Myanmar floods move downriver, risking more populated areas

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Waters from badly flooded central and northern Myanmar were flowing down rivers to more populated areas, risking new devastation, relief officials warned Tuesday. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian…

  • ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: official

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to continue the…

  • New Zealander who was last WWII ‘Dambuster’ pilot dies at 96

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II “Dambuster” mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96. The team of top…

  • Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet

    BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing policeman rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face-down in a public toilet, reaching his arm down into the pipe to gently pull out the infant, police and reports said…

  • Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said. At least 14…

  • Toyota’s quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales. Toyota Motor Corp. had a fiscal first quarter profit of…

  • Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over his sentence,…

  • Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said. The seven other residents of the…

  • Seoul reaches deal to salvage accident ferry

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it reached an agreement with a Chinese-led consortium on a 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal to salvage a ferry that sunk in an accident that killed…

  • Asia stocks uneven as China data weighs on confidence

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest…

  • US, Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Despite China’s objections, the United States and the Philippines will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China…

  • Kerry talks trade in Singapore before regional security meet

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Singapore to talk up an Asia trade agreement that has hit snags in final negotiations. Kerry arrived in the Southeast Asian city-state Tuesday and…