AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Tue, 24 May 2016 21:39:04 -0400 Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies Tue, 24 May 2016 21:38:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/25/AS--G7-The.Road.Ahead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--G7-The.Road.Ahead c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:79c TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive. Pakistan: DNA tests to confirm Taliban leaders death Tue, 24 May 2016 11:54:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS-Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:108 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Tuesday that authorities will perform DNA tests on the body of a man who was killed in an American drone strike to determine whether the slain man is actually Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour. Indian police say they've killed key Kashmiri rebel leader Tue, 24 May 2016 11:16:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Kashmir-Fighting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Kashmir-Fighting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-248 SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian police said Tuesday that they have killed the operations head of a major militant group in the Indian portion of Kashmir in a gunbattle. DNA tests needed to identify Thai school fire victims Tue, 24 May 2016 11:05:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Thailand-Dorm.Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-Dorm.Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:a6 BANGKOK (AP) — Relatives of a dozen primary-school girls who died in a dormitory fire in northern Thailand are awaiting the results of DNA tests because the bodies of all but five of the 17 victims are too disfigured to be recognizable. Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group Tue, 24 May 2016 10:42:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Afghanistan-Taliban.Leader/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Taliban.Leader c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-5b KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death of the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the insurgent movement stronger by bringing back dissident commanders and unifying the movement's ranks, a senior Afghan Taliban figure said on Tuesday. China says better US-Vietnam ties must not threaten Beijing Tue, 24 May 2016 10:24:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS-China-US-Vietnam/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-US-Vietnam c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-140 BEIJING (AP) — Improved relations between the U.S. and Vietnam must not lead to greater pressure on China or threats to its interests, an official Chinese newspaper said Tuesday. Europe higher, Asia slumps amid expectations Fed rate hike Tue, 24 May 2016 09:19:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-24a TOKYO (AP) — European stock markets rose on Tuesday, despite jitters in Asian trading, and the British pound rose as market expectations faded of an exit from the European Union. Rights group wants probe of Thai shooting of migrant worker Tue, 24 May 2016 07:28:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Thailand-Migrant.Escape/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-Migrant.Escape c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-d1 BANGKOK (AP) — A human rights group on Tuesday demanded an investigation into the fatal shooting of an ethnic Rohingya man who was among 21 to escape from an immigration detention center in southern Thailand. Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes Tue, 24 May 2016 07:21:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS-SKorea-China-Hiroshima/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-SKorea-China-Hiroshima c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-1ac HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing. 12 dead, 50 injured in jade mining landslide in Myanmar Tue, 24 May 2016 05:05:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Myanmar-Landslide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Myanmar-Landslide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-1ab YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region Tuesday killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others, witnesses and officials said. South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee Tue, 24 May 2016 04:38:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Koreas-Restaurant.Defectors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Koreas-Restaurant.Defectors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-217 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday. Official: Roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan kills 5 Tue, 24 May 2016 03:30:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS-Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-216 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least five civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province. VOICES: Japanese-American vet: Atomic bomb saved my life Tue, 24 May 2016 03:29:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/US--Hiroshima.Voices-Japanese.American.Veteran/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_US--Hiroshima.Voices-Japanese.American.Veteran c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-212 HONOLULU (AP) — Arthur Ishimoto believes dropping the atomic bombs on Japan saved a million American lives — including his own — as well as at least 5 million Japanese lives. Forensic experts urged to join Indonesian grave exhumations Tue, 24 May 2016 03:13:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS-Indonesia-Mass-Graves/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Indonesia-Mass-Graves c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-29c JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A human rights group urged Indonesia to involve forensic experts in exhuming mass graves linked to massacres a half-century ago to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and allow for the identification of bodies. South Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee Tue, 24 May 2016 02:45:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Koreas-Restaurant.Defectors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Koreas-Restaurant.Defectors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-366 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea, South Korean officials said Tuesday. Experts say divisive politician could win Australian seat Tue, 24 May 2016 02:25:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/AS--Australia-Pauline.Hanson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Pauline.Hanson c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-29a CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia's Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday. SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming Mon, 23 May 2016 23:58:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/23/AS-South-China-Sea-Watch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-South-China-Sea-Watch c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-db9 A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves: Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific Mon, 23 May 2016 23:48:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/23/AS--Japan-US-Hiroshima.Voices/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-US-Hiroshima.Voices c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-10a5 TOKYO (AP) — Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. Asian markets down slightly as investors wait for Fed Mon, 23 May 2016 22:50:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/24/Financial-Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial-Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-49b TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were down slightly in subdued trading Tuesday amid anticipation the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in June. Maldives' ex-leader says he's received asylum in Britain Mon, 23 May 2016 15:25:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/05/23/AS--Maldives-Ex-President/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Maldives-Ex-President c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-9db COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country.