AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:38:55 -0400 1 killed, 29 wounded as 2 bombs hit southern Thailand Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:32:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/24/AS--Thailand-Bombing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-Bombing c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1b0e PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Two bombs exploded near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing one employee and wounding 29 people, police and hospital officials said Wednesday. Japan, China, S. Korea ministers slam N. Korea missile test Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:23:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/24/AS-Japan-China-South-Korea-Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Japan-China-South-Korea-Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1b3d TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history. Lions, tigers and poodles? Dogs a big draw at Pyongyang zoo Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:09:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--NKorea-A.Day.at.the.Zoo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--NKorea-A.Day.at.the.Zoo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:175a PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Lions, tigers and poodles? British man accused in Bali police death confesses to fight Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:35:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--Indonesia-Bali.Death/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-Bali.Death c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:171b BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A British man arrested in the killing of a police officer on the tourist island of Bali confessed to bashing the Indonesian man with a beer bottle and leaving him unconscious, police said Tuesday. His lawyer said he didn't realize the officer would die. China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:12:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/24/AS--China-Nuclear.Ambitions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Nuclear.Ambitions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1b0d BEIJING (AP) — On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology. Japan, China, S. Korea ministers slam N. Korea missile test Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:52:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/24/AS--Japan-China-South.Korea.Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-China-South.Korea.Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1a9c TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history. Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:41:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS-Koreas-Tension-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Koreas-Tension- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16c8 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance. Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attack Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:35:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/24/AS--Australia-Stabbing-Arabic.Phrase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Stabbing-Arabic.Phrase c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1ab6 SYDNEY (AP) — A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude estimated at 6.1 has rattled Rome and central Italy Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:16:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/24/AS--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1a62 ROME (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude estimated at 6.1 has rattled Rome and central Italy. Qantas posts record $1.1 billion profit amid restructuring Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:54:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/24/AS--Australia-Earns-Qantas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Earns-Qantas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1a4c SYDNEY (AP) — Qantas Airways Ltd. posted a record full-year profit of 1.53 billion Australian dollars ($1.1 billion) on Wednesday, after undergoing a cost-saving restructuring amid steep losses just two years ago. South Korea military says North Korea has test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:59:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:19a2 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea military says North Korea has test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal hears about forced marriages Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:45:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--Cambodia-Khmer.Rouge.Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Cambodia-Khmer.Rouge.Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:17c0 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The U.N.-backed tribunal trying members of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime for genocide and other crimes turned its attention Tuesday to forced marriages, with witnesses testifying how such bonds were supposed to serve the state rather than personal wishes. Philippines expects talks with China on sea feud this year Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:25:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS-South-China-Sea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-South-China-Sea c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:17bf MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he expects talks with China on a long-simmering territorial dispute to start possibly this year, and urged Beijing to allow Filipinos to fish at a disputed shoal. US soldier killed in southern Afghanistan Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:32:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS-Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1758 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An American soldier was killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb on Tuesday during an operation in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, the U.S. military said. Pakistan seals party offices after Karachi violence Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:23:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1675 KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's paramilitary troops shuttered the offices of a political party Tuesday after overnight clashes in Karachi left one person dead and eight wounded, officials said. Image of Asia: Floodwaters cover low-lying land in Allahabad Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:32:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1776 In this aerial photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh, floodwaters cover low-lying areas of Allahabad, India. The area's two major rivers, the Ganges and the Yamuna, are overflowing after heavy rains. People have been forced to move to higher ground in the city, and the government says about 12,000 people have been evacuated from surrounding villages. Floods occur in many parts of India during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September. Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; 14 injured Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:28:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--Kashmir-Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Kashmir-Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:171c SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired bullets and shotgun pellets on Tuesday to break up protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, injuring at least 14 people, officials said. Some of the Philippine president's memorable broadsides Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:21:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--Philippines-Duterte-Quotes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Philippines-Duterte-Quotes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16b6 President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, later cushioned by his foreign secretary, is the latest flamboyantly irreverent utterance from a politician who has disparaged the pope, human rights advocates, the United States and other countries who controvert his worldview. His devil-may-care expletives against criminality, corruption and government incompetence helped him build a name as Davao city mayor before he claimed an overwhelming presidential race win that mirrored the depth of public exasperation over the social ills he abhorred. Many in the margins of society are enamored by his death threats against criminals, his anti-establishment rhetoric and his moments of sex-laced gutter humor. Opponents are bewildered, or are growing alarmed, by his rhetoric and the rising toll in his deadly battle against drugs. Myanmar says UN chief to attend ethnic peace talks Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:57:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/AS--Myanmar-UN-Ethnic.Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Myanmar-UN-Ethnic.Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:171a YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Officials in Myanmar say United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend a peace conference next week that seeks to end decades of armed conflict with ethnic minority groups. Stocks rise on upbeat data, investors await Fed speech Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:27:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2016/08/23/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:170b HONG KONG (AP) — European stock markets rose on solid economic data Tuesday while investors in Asia largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief.