Provincial governor’s spokesman says 62 killed, 36 wounded in mosque explosion in eastern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Provincial governor's spokesman says 62 killed, 36 wounded in mosque explosion in eastern Afghanistan .
Afghan official says at least 20 people killed in mosque hit by mortar during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says at least 20 people killed in mosque hit by mortar during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province.
SKorea seeks punishment for NKorea over World Cup qualifier
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean soccer association said Friday it has requested that North Korea be punished for blocking rival fans and media from attending a World Cup qualifier...
Korean derby drawn in women’s Olympic soccer qualifying
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — There will be another Korean derby game in international soccer in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic women's tournament.
Pakistan blacklists, expels global journalists’ group leader
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan blacklisted and expelled the Asia coordinator of global press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists, the group's executive director said Friday.
Asian shares fall back after China reports economy weakened
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices retreated in Asia after China reported Friday that its economy grew at an annual rate of 6.0% in the latest quarter.
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An Indian worker mixes gunpowder to make firecrackers for Diwali, the upcoming Hindu festival of lights, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.
Nasa Hataoka. Amy Yang share LPGA Tour lead in Shanghai
SHANGHAI (AP) — Nasa Hataoka birdied three of the final six holes for a 5-under 67 and a share of the first-round lead with Amy Yang on Thursday in the Buick LPGA Shanghai, the first of four...
Indonesia arrests 40 militant suspects ahead of inauguration
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's elite anti-terrorism unit went on a busy 24-hour spree to root out suspected Islamic militants ahead of a presidential inauguration this weekend that will be...
Jason Day shoots 66, trails by 2 strokes at CJ Cup
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Jason Day's attempt to impress International team captain Ernie Els for a spot at the Presidents Cup took a positive turn on Thursday when the Australian shot a...
Asian shares mixed on caution over China-US trade deal
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China.
Mexico deports 311 Indian migrants back to South Asia
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities say they have deported 311 Indian citizens in an unprecedented repatriation to that South Asian nation.
North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in Asia
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps and flying drones along its border as it ramps up efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from rival...
Troops in Kashmir exchange fire, 4 civilians killed
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged gunfire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding nearly a dozen others, officials from both sides...
UK’s William, Kate visit Pakistan’s climate-change hit north
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate on Wednesday traveled to Pakistan's scenic northern mountains and glaciers, drawing attention to the challenges of climate change in the...
Global shares mixed as investors await more earnings
TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday as investors await another batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies and Brexit talks faltered yet again.
Vietnam bans animated ‘Abominable’ over South China Sea map
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has pulled "Abominable" from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea.
Juggling Gary Woodland back in South Korea for CJ Cup
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Gary Woodland finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka in last year's CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. He returns this year for the first of three PGA Tour events in Asia with a...
Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6% in morning trading...
Spieth returns from long break with high hopes
Jordan Spieth returns from his longest break during a calendar year hopeful that a fresh start will end his longest drought.
Spieth hasn't won since the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale,...
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Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever.
Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris.
1st Rugby World Cup in Asia hailed a success in group stage
TOKYO (AP) — Everyone loves a winner. And in Japan right now, that has moved rugby from the sidelines into the mainstream.
"In many ways, Japan's victory over Scotland was for a nation, not...
Asia shares mixed as optimism over China-US trade deal fades
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% to 22,194.94 as Tokyo reopened from a public holiday...
Global stocks turn lower as US-China tariff truce in focus
BEIJING (AP) — Global shares turned lower Monday after the U.S. and China announced a truce on tariff hikes but uncertainty remained over their wide-ranging economic dispute.
Indonesia province shuts schools as haze from fires returns
PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — Thick, noxious haze from new deliberately set fires blanketed parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday after days of improving air quality, causing school closings...
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Asian stocks gain after US-China announce truce on tariffs
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war.
Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese...
China’s September imports from United States fall 20.5% amid tariff war, exports to U.S. market down 17.8%
BEIJING (AP) — China's September imports from United States fall 20.5% amid tariff war, exports to U.S. market down 17.8%.
Tottenham star Son set for ‘Korean Derby’ in Pyongyang
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min may be the biggest soccer name in South Korea and across Asia but the Tottenham forward's fame struggles to penetrate North Korea. As the two neighbors meet...
Rockets focused on basketball after fallout from GM’s tweet
HOUSTON (AP) — The Rockets are back home in Houston, looking to leave behind the distractions from their trip to Asia.
Their two games in Japan were overshadowed by the aftermath of a tweet...
Scotland got a chance, didn’t take it at World Cup in Japan
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Scots were so desperate to get their chance on the night in Yokohama, there was talk of a day in court.
When it came to the moment of truth, they couldn't quite...
Thai driver Alexander Albon turning heads in Formula 1
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Formula One has always had a solid following in Southeast Asia. Having Red Bull driver Alexander Albon performing as well as he is will only add to the sport's popularity in...
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix.
Kyodo News service reports 19 people are dead and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis caused massive flooding in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Kyodo News service reports 19 people are dead and 16 are missing after Typhoon Hagibis caused massive flooding in Japan.
In Hong Kong, all trust gone between police and protesters
HONG KONG (AP) — As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, "Triads!"
FIFA bans Afghan official in fallout of sexual abuse scandal
GENEVA (AP) — In further fallout from a sexual abuse scandal, Afghanistan's top soccer official was banned for five years by FIFA on Friday after failing to act on allegations made by women's...
Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war.
Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while...
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Protesters shouted "Wearing mask is not a crime" at Hong Kong demonstrations after the territory's leader Carrie Lam banned face coverings at such rallies in a hardening of the government's stance...
Q&A: How is China-India summit affecting Asia rivalry
NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, just weeks after Beijing supported India's rival Pakistan in raising the issue...
Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's southern beaches lure travelers with their turquoise water and dramatic limestone cliffs, but there's more to explore in the Southeast Asian country that's one of the...
Away from glitzy stadiums, Qatar migrants live for cricket
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The most played sport in Qatar is nowhere near the country's glitzy, air-conditioned stadiums.
Cricket is king among the migrant workers who make up most of the...
Tensions over Hong Kong unrest flare on US college campuses
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As political tensions flare back home, Hong Kong students on U.S. college campuses say they have been ostracized and in some cases threatened by fellow students from...
Hong Kong stock exchange swoops in for London rival
LONDON (AP) — The Hong Kong stock exchange wants to buy its London counterpart to create a $70 billion-company, a bold move that faces big hurdles and will likely raise concerns in Britain about...
Protests on roads near Hong Kong airport disrupt air travel
HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked roads near Hong Kong's airport with burning barricades and damaged a train station Sunday after a night of violent clashes with...
Why a US-China deal that once looked close now seems far off
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal seemed so close.
As recently as May, the Trump administration and China seemed on the verge of resolving their dispute over Beijing's combative trade...
BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an ostensible U.S. NATO ally, has affirmed the importance of ties with key American rival China at a meeting with Chinese President Xi...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on NKorea, wages, climate; Dem misfires
WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining for deals on trade and nukes in Asia, President Donald Trump hailed a meeting with North Korea's leader that he falsely claimed President Barack Obama coveted, asserted...