AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:27:09 -0400 Bus falls off bridge, killing 10 South Koreans Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:19:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--China-South.Korea-Bus.Plunge/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-South.Korea-Bus.Plunge c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-6abb BEIJING (AP) — A bus carrying a group of South Koreans fell off a highway bridge in northeastern China, killing 10 passengers and the Chinese driver, officials said Thursday. Mumbai horse carriage ban leaves working families in fear Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:04:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--India-Horse.Carriage.Ban/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Horse.Carriage.Ban c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-6959 MUMBAI, India (AP) — Drivers of Mumbai's iconic horse-drawn carriages can't imagine not plying the roads pulling photo-snapping tourists atop their kitsch-covered chariots. Coast guard says 36 dead, 19 missing, 118 rescued in ferry capsize in Philippines Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:44:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-6974 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coast guard says 36 dead, 19 missing, 118 rescued in ferry capsize in Philippines. Coast guard says ferry in central Philippines with 173 aboard capsizes; rescue ongoing Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:37:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-6973 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coast guard says ferry in central Philippines with 173 aboard capsizes; rescue ongoing. Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:01:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--NKorea-Internet.Warnings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--NKorea-Internet.Warnings c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-69ba TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content. Indonesian crashed plane may have suffered engine problem Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:58:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--Indonesia-Military.Plane.Crash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-Military.Plane.Crash c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-69f7 MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The aging Indonesian military transport plane that crashed into a residential neighborhood of Medan killing 141 people had a propeller "abnormality" that indicates an engine stalled, the air force chief said Thursday. China gay couple holds informal marriage to push for union Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:44:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--China-Gay.Marriage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Gay.Marriage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-69db BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese lesbian couple held a simple ceremony Thursday to announce their informal marriage, in their latest effort to push for legalization of same-sex unions in China. 2nd person dies in Taiwan water park fire Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:27:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--Taiwan-Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Taiwan-Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-69b9 TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll in a blaze at a Taiwan water park party over the weekend has risen to two with 200 still in intensive care. AP NewsAlert Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:06:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-6a02 MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia air force chief: crashed plane had propeller problem that indicates engine stalled. Surfer critically injured by shark off Australian town Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:06:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/AS--Australia-Shark.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Shark.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-6a4c SYDNEY (AP) — A 32-year-old surfer was critically injured by a shark on Thursday at the same Australian coastal town where a Japanese tourist was killed in February, police said. Asian stocks gain as US data eclipses Greek risk Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:55:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/02/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-6a4d SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher on Thursday as strong U.S. payroll data overshadowed worries about Greek debt. How to help fishermen rescued from slavery at sea in SE Asia Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:30:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/22.Years.A.Slave-How.To.Help/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_22.Years.A.Slave-How.To.Help c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-71de Aid groups are working to support and settle hundreds of men rescued from slavery at sea in Southeast Asia. The money will be used to help victims seek justice and rebuild lives. Turnout slim as thousands in Hong Kong rally for democracy Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:28:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/AS-Hong-Kong-Democracy-Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Hong-Kong-Democracy-Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-70c6 HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in recent years, reflecting an impasse after a year of bitter battles over political reform. Father: American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:12:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/AS-Taiwan-Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Taiwan-Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-704e TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The father of an American who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days. China scrambles to reassure jittery stock traders Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:53:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/AS--China-Stock.Market.Frenzy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Stock.Market.Frenzy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-7089 BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are scrambling to reassure jittery investors after soaring stock markets plunged, threatening to set back economic reform plans. Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:47:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/Seafood.from.Slaves_.22.Years.A.Slave_ABRIDGED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Seafood.from.Slaves_.22.Years.A.Slave_ABRIDGED c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-71a4 TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — All he did was ask to go home. Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:46:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/Seafood.from.Slaves--22.Years.A.Slave/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Seafood.from.Slaves--22.Years.A.Slave c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-7248 TUAL, Indonesia (AP) — All he did was ask to go home. Japan police seek motive for self-immolation on bullet train Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:50:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/AS-Japan-Bullet-Train-Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Japan-Bullet-Train-Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-706a TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday searched the apartment of the man who set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train, killing himself and another passenger, as officials sought clues to his motive. Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:47:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/AS--Indonesia-Military.Plane.Crash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-Military.Plane.Crash c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-7187 MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended. Image of Asia: Pilgrimage to Amarnath cave shrine Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:36:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/07/01/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-7008 In this photo by Channi Anand, an Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard overlooking a highway as the first group of Hindu pilgrims leaves Jammu, India, to start the Amarnath Yatra, the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine. The shrine to Lord Shiva is an icy stalagmite in a mountain cave 4,115 meters (13,500 feet) above sea level that is accessibly for only about five weeks in high summer. More than half a million devotees make the annual pilgrimage, and security measures such as convoys are deployed because of past separatist attacks. The pilgrims make the final trek on foot or on horseback, or are carried up the steep path by porters.