AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:50:05 -0500 Cambodia PM wants official protest venue moved out of town Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:48:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Cambodia-Freedom.Park/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Cambodia-Freedom.Park c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6863 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's leader has taken a poke at pro-democracy activists and a slap at the United States, suggesting that if the capital's designated political protest venue is not moved out of town, it might be situated in front of the U.S. Embassy. Annan urges respect for civilians in west Myanmar violence Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:05:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS-Myanmar-Kofi-Annan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Myanmar-Kofi-Annan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-68bc YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, seeking reconciliation among ethnic groups in fractious western Myanmar, urged the army on Tuesday to respect civilians' rights as concerns rise about treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority. Philippine probe: police murdered drug-linked mayor in jail Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:53:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Philippines-Drug.Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Philippines-Drug.Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-68d2 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government's investigation agency said Tuesday it has filed murder complaints against two dozen police officers and personnel after a probe showed they shot to death a jailed town mayor linked to illegal drugs and that there was no gunbattle as claimed by the law enforcers. UNICEF survey: 80 percent of Filipino youths suffer violence Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:22:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Philippines-Violence.Against.Children/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Philippines-Violence.Against.Children c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6a20 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A survey conducted by UNICEF and the Philippine government has found a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse. Severe flooding in southern Thailand kills 14 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:57:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Thailand-Floods/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-Floods c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-694c BANGKOK (AP) — Severe flooding due to heavy rain in southern Thailand has killed 14 people, including five students, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Stocks track higher after Wall Street hit another record Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:23:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6981 HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets pushed higher on Tuesday as investors cheered another record day on Wall Street and looked past the political and economic uncertainty buffeting Europe. UN representative presses China on missing rights activist Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:57:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--China-Missing.Activist/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Missing.Activist c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-694d BEIJING (AP) — A United Nations representative has pressed China to investigate the fate of prominent human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, who disappeared two weeks ago and is believed by friends to be held by state security agents. Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:36:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--India-Mourning.Jayalalithaa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Mourning.Jayalalithaa c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6a56 CHENNAI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the southern Indian city of Chennai on Tuesday to honor their late beloved leader, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, a former film actress and popular politician. Indonesia takes new step to combat loss of forests, fires Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:30:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Indonesia-Peatlands/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-Peatlands c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-69af JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says will help prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon emissions if properly implemented. Japan, US burying World War II ghosts after 70 years Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:25:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Japan-US-Burying.Ghosts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-US-Burying.Ghosts c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-691f TOKYO (AP) — An American president in Hiroshima. A Japanese prime minister at Pearl Harbor. One longtime taboo has already fallen this year, and the other soon will. UN says dairy a potential ally in Asian nutrition challenges Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:10:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Asia-Dairy.Diet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Asia-Dairy.Diet c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-691e BANGKOK (AP) — Even as Asia makes clear strides in taming hunger and famine, the rapidly modernizing continent needs to focus more on diversifying its diet or risk failing to quell malnutrition, with milk having the potential to help, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report Tuesday. Lawmakers: South Korean leader to accept impeachment outcome Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:39:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--SKorea-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-69ef SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye is willing to "calmly" accept the outcome if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her impeachment this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms, lawmakers from her party said Tuesday. South Korea's Park would leave economy mired in challenges Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:03:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/APFN-AS--SKorea-Politics-Economy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_APFN-AS--SKorea-Politics-Economy c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6980 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir to the Samsung empire and other tycoons took a public drubbing by lawmakers Tuesday over deep-rooted ties between politics and business that helped drive South Korea's economic ascent but are central to its political crisis. Sri Lanka's former strongman sets stage for comeback attempt Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:12:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--Sri.Lanka-Resurgent.Rajapaksa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Sri.Lanka-Resurgent.Rajapaksa c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6991 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A year after losing Sri Lanka's presidency in a stunning electoral upset, strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is making unusual political moves to regain power in the South Asian island nation — through a newly launched political party in which he has no actual stake. China sends another 120 army peacekeepers to South Sudan Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:36:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--China-South.Sudan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-South.Sudan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-69c4 BEIJING (AP) — The first 120 troops of a 700-member Chinese U.N. peacekeeping force have departed for South Sudan, deepening China's commitment to the troubled East African nation, where two of its peacekeepers were killed in fighting over the summer. Carter: US to return Okinawa land to Japanese government Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:17:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--United.States-Carter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--United.States-Carter c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6a00 TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan announced Tuesday that Washington will give back to the Japanese government nearly 10,000 acres of land on Okinawa that U.S. Marines use for jungle warfare training. Group: China's opaque anti-graft probes rife with abuse Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:06:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS--China-Party.Cadres.Abused/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Party.Cadres.Abused c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-69f0 BEIJING (AP) — Torture, solitary confinement and coerced confessions are rife in investigations of Chinese Communist Party officials detained on suspicion of corruption, according to a report issued Tuesday by Human Rights Watch that analyzes one of the most secretive aspects of China's one-party system: the supervision of its own party members. Thailand's new king appoints a smaller council of advisers Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:54:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS-Thailand-King_s-Council/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Thailand-King_s-Council c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6a55 BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new king named an 11-member council of advisers on Tuesday, bringing in three new officials, including a former army chief and two representatives of the ruling junta. World leaders face risks in reconciling with past enemies Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:40:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS-Japan-US-Reconciling-the-Past/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Japan-US-Reconciling-the-Past c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6a01 Reconciliation can be tricky. It took 70 years for an American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and nearly 75 for a Japanese leader to announce he would visit Pearl Harbor, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did Monday. Group: China's opaque anti-graft probes rife with abuse Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:27:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/12/06/AS-China-Party-Cadres-Abused/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Party-Cadres-Abused c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6a0a BEIJING (AP) — A new report from a human rights group says torture, solitary confinement and coerced confessions are rife in investigations of Chinese Communist Party officials detained on suspicion of corruption.