AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:33:45 -0400 China ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:15:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/UN--United.Nations-North.Korea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_UN--United.Nations-North.Korea 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6420 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China's U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration. North Korea sends another US citizen to prison Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:01:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--NKorea-Detained.American/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--NKorea-Detained.American 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6892 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year. Survivors of US airstrike on Afghan hospital demand justice Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:46:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Afghanistan-MSF.Hospital.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-MSF.Hospital.Attack 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-661c KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Survivors and the families of those killed in a U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan said Friday they were dismayed and angry that the U.S. military personnel responsible for mistakes that led to the bombing will not face criminal charges. Philippine presidential front-runner: I've no illegal wealth Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:30:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Philippines-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Philippines-Elections 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-664f MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine presidential race front-runner said Friday he has no ill-gotten wealth after a senator alleged that he had more than 200 million pesos ($4.2 million) in a bank account in 2014 that he failed to declare publicly as required by law. Cambodia: 5 rights activists helped hide politician's affair Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:39:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Cambodia-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Cambodia-Politics 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6672 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities arrested five human rights workers Friday on accusations they tried to help cover up a woman's affair with the deputy leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. The action is the latest in a series by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government putting legal pressure on its critics and political opponents. Image of Asia: Watering the garden in Sri Lanka Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:09:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6673 In this photo by Eranga Jayawardena, a man waters his vegetable garden cultivated on the banks of the Kelani River in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankans living in urban areas maintain kitchen gardens for their daily consumption. Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist's killing Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:41:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Sri.Lanka-Media.Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Sri.Lanka-Media.Protest 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-66ce COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war. India's sizzling heat wave claims more than 300 lives Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:50:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS-India-Heat-Wave/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-India-Heat-Wave 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-66ef PATNA, India (AP) — A sizzling heat wave has claimed more than 300 lives in India this month, and officials have forbidden daytime cooking in some areas to prevent fires that have killed nearly 80 others. Markets Right Now: Europe lower despite strong growth data Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:22:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/Financial.Markets-Markets.Right.Now/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets-Markets.Right.Now 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6704 LONDON (AP) — The Latest on global financial markets (all times local): China charges brokers, fund manager with insider trading Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:15:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS-China-Stock-Market-Arrests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Stock-Market-Arrests 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6750 BEIJING (AP) — A prominent investor and the general manager of China's biggest stock brokerage have been arrested on insider trading charges, the government announced Friday, in the latest aftershock from a plunge in stock prices last year. Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:21:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Yearning.for.North.Korea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Yearning.for.North.Korea 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6840 INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger. Global stocks lower mixed after Wall Street slide Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:37:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6828 BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:13:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Koreas-Tension/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Koreas-Tension 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-67f8 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North. Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:21:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--China-Russia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Russia 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-686a BEIJING (AP) — Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia. Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:01:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Australia-Land.Sale/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Land.Sale 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6853 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea. Prominent detentions of foreigners in North Korea Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:13:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--NKorea-Detained.Foreigners-List/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--NKorea-Detained.Foreigners-List 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-67f7 Prominent detentions of foreigners by North Korea in recent years: Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Nauru Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:21:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS-Australia-Asylum-Seekers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Australia-Asylum-Seekers 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-683f SYDNEY (AP) — An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire at Australia's immigration detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru has died of his injuries. Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:59:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--Australia-Afghanistan-Kidnapping/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Afghanistan-Kidnapping 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-686b SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a plea for her safe return. North Korea sentences an ethnic Korean U.S. citizen to 10 years in jail for espionage Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:24:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/AS--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--APNewsAlert 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6891 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea sentences an ethnic Korean U.S. citizen to 10 years in jail for espionage. Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street slide Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:18:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/04/29/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6916 BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus.