AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:59:35 -0500 MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:56:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/23/AS--Malaysia-Missing.Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Malaysia-Missing.Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3a0f SYDNEY (AP) — The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations from investigators that it continue. Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:34:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/23/AS--South.China.Sea.Watch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--South.China.Sea.Watch c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3a10 BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: From statues to doormats, here's what annoys Asian nations Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:23:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--Pushing.Asia_s.Buttons/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pushing.Asia_s.Buttons c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3470 How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on edge. Intensive negotiations ahead of Russia-led Syria talks Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:33:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:366a ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hours-long talks in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's government, trying to forge common ground that would nudge forward a political settlement for the country's civil war. Bull-taming sport allowed but protests go on in south India Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:43:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--India-Bull-Taming.Sport/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Bull-Taming.Sport c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3600 NEW DELHI (AP) — A traditional bull-taming sport banned by India's top court was performed in parts of southern India on Sunday but tens of thousands of protesters demanded the sport be allowed to resume unhindered. At least 32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:30:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--India-Train.Derails/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Train.Derails c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3552 NEW DELHI (AP) — An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 others in the latest accident to hit the country's massive, disaster-prone rail network. Dalai Lama hopes President Trump, Putin will work for peace Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:15:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--India-Dalai.Lama-Trump/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Dalai.Lama-Trump c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:35e3 NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama said he hopes that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will work together for global peace. China investigates former local party boss for bribery Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:06:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--China-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:35ba BEIJING (AP) — China's top prosecutor's office said Sunday it is conducting a bribery investigation into a high-ranking official who was the mayor of a port city at the time of a warehouse explosion that killed 173 people. Death toll from Pakistan tribal region blast at 25 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:12:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3596 PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says the death toll from a bomb blast in the Kurram tribal region has risen to 25 after three injured people died overnight. 12 people dead after central China landslide Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:42:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS-China-Landslide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Landslide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:357f BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China say they've recovered the bodies of 12 people killed inside a hotel overrun by a landslide. At least 23 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:38:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--India-Train.Derails/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Train.Derails c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:34be NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 23 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday. Families lobby Malaysian minister to resume search for MH370 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:36:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS--Malaysia-Missing.Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Malaysia-Missing.Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:334f CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. 12 people likely dead after central China landslide Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:20:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/21/AS-China-Landslide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Landslide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2fd7 BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China say 12 people are likely dead inside a hotel overrun by a landslide. China investigates former local Communist boss for bribery Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:19:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS-China-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:351a BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say they are investigating the former Communist Party chief and mayor of the port city of Tianjin for bribery. Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:35:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/22/AS-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:349a HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India. Diver mauled by shark north of Australia to undergo surgery Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:58:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/21/AS--Australia-Shark.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Shark.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:305d CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A diver who was mauled by a 4-meter (13-foot) bull shark near the Great Barrier Reef was flown in stable condition to an Australian hospital for microsurgery to an arm, a paramedic said Sunday. World jittery about Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:00:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/21/Trump-Speech-Worldview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Trump-Speech-Worldview c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2f7d President Donald Trump's inaugural speech promised "America first" policy led by a forceful executive, in contrast to the coalition building and international conferences which have featured strongly in past administrations. Government says High Peace Council chief dies Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:06:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/21/AS--Afghanistan-Leader.Dies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Leader.Dies c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3116 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that Pir Sayed Ahmed Gailani, chief of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, tasked with negotiating an end to the country's protracted conflict, has died at age 84. Bomb blast kill 22, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:14:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/21/AS-Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2fcc PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said. Police official says 3 policemen killed in Taliban assault Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:41:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/01/21/AS--Afghanistan-Taliban.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Taliban.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3091 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior police official says Taliban insurgents stormed a police checkpoint in the northeastern province of Kapisa, killing three policemen.