AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:19:35 -0400 Take that! Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:09:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/23/AS--NKorea-Trump.vs.Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--NKorea-Trump.vs.Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-468a TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama. AP PHOTOS: Indonesian farmers cement feet to protest factory Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:38:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/23/AS--Indonesia-Cement.Protest-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-Cement.Protest-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-46a4 JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — About 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia's Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a dayslong protest in Jakarta, the capital. South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:39:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--SKorea-Ferry.Salvage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Ferry.Salvage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4ae8 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nearly three years after it capsized and sank into the violent seas off South Korea's southwestern coast, workers slowly pulled up the 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from the water on Thursday, an emotional moment for a country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever. Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:46:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--Afghanistan-Children/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Children c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4825 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation, an aid group said Thursday. Judge sides with American Samoa local fishermen over feds Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:47:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/US--American.Samoa.Fishing.Ruling/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_US--American.Samoa.Fishing.Ruling c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4b42 PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the decision to reduce the area off-limits to large vessels along the coast of American Samoa "is invalid," clearing the way for exclusive access by local fishermen and small boats. India jails 2 Hindu hard-liners for blast at Muslim shrine Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:13:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--India-Hindu.Hardliners.Jailed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Hindu.Hardliners.Jailed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4a8d NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court sentenced two Hindu hard-liners to life in prison on Wednesday for triggering an explosion at a Muslim shrine in western India that killed three people and injured more than a dozen a decade ago. AP Explains: What's behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:50:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--AP.Explains-Thai.Temple.Scandal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--AP.Explains-Thai.Temple.Scandal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4b65 BANGKOK (AP) — It's more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world's biggest religious complex. Yet few non-Buddhists have heard of Wat Dhammakaya, a sprawling, extravagant temple compound north of Bangkok that has been at the center of a high-profile power struggle between monks and Thailand's ruling military. Thai leader uses special powers to order seat belt use Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:02:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--Thailand-Traffic.Safety/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-Traffic.Safety c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-49fa BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government is cracking down on traffic carnage, invoking special executive powers accorded by an interim constitution to force automobile drivers and all their passengers to wear seatbelts. China says no monitoring station on disputed island Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:13:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--China-South.China.Sea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-South.China.Sea c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4a8e BEIJING (AP) — China is not building an environmental monitoring station on a disputed South China Sea shoal, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, apparently denying remarks made by a local official last week. Chinese premier visits Australia to expand bilateral ties Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:22:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--Australia-China/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-China c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4b34 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the Australian capital, Canberra, on Wednesday on a mission to expand bilateral ties as U.S. President Donald Trump proposes an "America First" overhaul of global trade. South Korea begins salvaging ferry that sank in 2014, killing more than 300 people Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:17:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4a1c SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea begins salvaging ferry that sank in 2014, killing more than 300 people. 2 students dead, 20-plus injured in China school stampede Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:55:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS-China-School-Stampede/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-School-Stampede c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4b7f BEIJING (AP) — Two students died and more than 20 others were injured Wednesday in a stampede during a morning bathroom break at an elementary school in central China, government officials said. Clean water plant brings hope to village in north India Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:40:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS-India-Clean-Water/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-India-Clean-Water c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4a5c NAI BASTI VILLAGE, India (AP) — Schoolchildren cheered and village women clapped as a gush of clean water flowed through a set of gleaming steel taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty north Indian village. US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:45:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--Koreas-Tension/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Koreas-Tension c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4be8 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North, officials said. Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:55:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS-Cambodia-Elephant-Shocked/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Cambodia-Elephant-Shocked c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4a95 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal. Pakistani troops clash with militants near Afghan border Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:40:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4a8c ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says troops have clashed with militants during a raid in a tribal region near the Afghan border, with two soldiers and five "terrorists" killed. Philippines seeks China's clarification on shoal plans Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:28:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--South.China.Sea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--South.China.Sea c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4ae7 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Wednesday that it has asked China to clarify its reported plans to build an environmental monitoring station on a disputed shoal. Being New Zealand's leader has its perks _ like tuna fishing Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:34:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS-New-Zealand-Key-Farewell-Speech/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-New-Zealand-Key-Farewell-Speech c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4b33 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Being the leader of a small nation comes with its perks — like going tuna fishing. Australia close to resettling 12,000 Syrian refugees Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:43:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS--Australia-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4b41 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is close to resettling the 12,000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq it promised to urgently take more than a year ago, an official said Wednesday. Vietnam sentences 9 men to death for drug trafficking Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:05:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/03/22/AS-Vietnam-Death-Sentences/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Vietnam-Death-Sentences c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-4b9f HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese state media say a court has sentenced nine men to death for trafficking more than 1,000 pounds of heroin.