AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:27:14 -0400 Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:07:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--Afghanistan-Taliban/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Taliban c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:54b0 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the two-decade-old Afghan insurgent group. Remembering, and saving, A-bomb's legacy at Hiroshima dome Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:07:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS-Japan-A-Bomb-The-Dome/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Japan-A-Bomb-The-Dome c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:53ef HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bomb so devastated Hiroshima that there are few other reminders of the city that was here seven decades ago. China group to salvage South Korea's sunken ferry Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:50:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS-SKorea-Ship-Sinks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-SKorea-Ship-Sinks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5444 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea agreed to an 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal with a Chinese-led consortium to salvage a ferry that sunk last year, killing more than 300 people. The formal contract could be signed as early as Wednesday. Myanmar floods move downriver, risking more populated areas Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:24:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--Myanmar-Floods/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Myanmar-Floods c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:54e3 YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Waters from badly flooded central and northern Myanmar were flowing down rivers to more populated areas, risking new devastation, relief officials warned Tuesday. ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: official Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:33:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--South.China.Sea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--South.China.Sea c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5457 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to continue the activity. Global stocks mostly dip as investors weigh China, US data Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:27:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5483 TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike. Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:12:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS-Kashmir-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Kashmir-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5482 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said. New Zealander who was last WWII 'Dambuster' pilot dies at 96 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:53:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--New.Zealand-Obit-Last.Dambuster.Pilot/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--New.Zealand-Obit-Last.Dambuster.Pilot c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:54d0 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96. Chinese police save infant girl from pipe in public toilet Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:14:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS-China-Baby-in-Toilet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Baby-in-Toilet c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5435 BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing policeman rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face-down in a public toilet, reaching his arm down into the pipe to gently pull out the infant, police and reports said Tuesday. Toyota's quarterly profit up 10 pct on cheap yen, cost cuts Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:59:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--Japan-Earns-Toyota/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Earns-Toyota c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5445 TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's profit for April-June rose 10 percent on perks from a cheap yen and cost reduction efforts that offset lower vehicle sales. Pakistan hangs man that family says was convicted as a minor Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:05:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--Pakistan-Execution/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan-Execution c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5436 KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan executed a man Tuesday convicted of killing a 7-year-old boy in 2004 when his family and lawyers say he was just 14 years old, despite international outcry over his sentence, officials said. Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:03:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--India-Building.Collapse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Building.Collapse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:5420 MUMBAI, India (AP) — Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said. Asia stocks uneven as China data weighs on confidence Tue, 04 Aug 2015 01:52:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/Financial-Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial-Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:541f TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike. 9 swept away by flash flood in China; 8 bodies recovered Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:30:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--China-Flash.Flood/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Flash.Flood c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:53a8 BEIJING (AP) — A flash flood has struck a scenic area outside the city of Xi'an in central China, sweeping away nine Chinese tourists. Eight bodies have been recovered. Asia stocks mostly down as China data weighs on confidence Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:23:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:534d TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks mostly fell Tuesday as weak Chinese manufacturing weighed on sentiment and investors looked ahead to a U.S. jobs report later this week that could cement expectations for a Fed interest rate hike. US, Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:29:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--South.China.Sea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--South.China.Sea c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:52ee MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Despite China's objections, the United States and the Philippines will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea in an annual diplomatic meeting in Malaysia, officials said Tuesday. Kerry talks trade in Singapore before regional security meet Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:47:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/04/AS--Kerry-Asia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Kerry-Asia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:52bf SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Singapore to talk up an Asia trade agreement that has hit snags in final negotiations. Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:35:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/03/AS--Afghanistan-Taliban/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Taliban c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:4e55 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday. Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:52:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/03/AS--Pakistan-Flooding/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan-Flooding c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:4f7d ISLAMABAD (AP) — The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday. Indian government, key northeast rebel group sign peace deal Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:05:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/08/03/AS--India-Peace.Deal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Peace.Deal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:4f7e NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government signed a peace treaty on Monday with a key rebel group in the country's insurgency-wracked northeast.