AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:59:32 -0500 Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:44:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:712 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage. Correction: Thailand-Tiger Zoo story Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:37:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/24/AS--Thailand-Tiger.Zoo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-Tiger.Zoo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a6d BANGKOK (AP) — In a Feb. 24 story about a new zoo opening next to Thailand's Tiger Temple, The Associated Press incorrectly said the Buddhist temple was closed. The temple's tiger operation has been shut down but the temple itself remains open. 7 dead as gunmen shoot at Sri Lanka prison bus Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:35:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS-Sri-Lanka-Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Sri-Lanka-Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:707 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Media reports say seven people were killed when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka. Cambodian official urges emulating Trump's position on press Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:29:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--Cambodia-Trump-Press/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Cambodia-Trump-Press c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:708 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A senior Cambodia government official says President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are an inspiration to his own country to observe limits on freedom of expression. Takata guilty plea expected in cover-up of air bag troubles Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:18:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/US-Takata-Criminal-Charge/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_US-Takata-Criminal-Charge c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:64d DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty Monday to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly air bag inflator problem. Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:56:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS-Malaysia-NKorea-Diplomatic-Impunity_/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Malaysia-NKorea-Diplomatic-Impunity_ c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:6f1 TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up. Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:49:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--North.Korea-Executions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--North.Korea-Executions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:6dd SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday. Afghan President: Taliban shadow governor killed in Kunduz Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:46:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:6eb KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Taliban commander was killed Sunday in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, according to the Afghan president and the militant group. Pakistani capital on high alert after a series of attacks Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:01:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS-Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:6e5 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country have been put on high alert after a series of militant attacks. South Korea's opposition threatens to impeach acting leader Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:32:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--SKorea-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:695 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's main opposition parties threatened Monday to impeach the country's acting leader after he refused to extend a special investigation into the huge corruption scandal that toppled conservative President Park Geun-hye. Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant during attack Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:48:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--Indonesia-Bandung.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-Bandung.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:61c BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said they shot and killed a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight. Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:30:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--Vietnam-Japan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Vietnam-Japan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:509 HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — When Nguyen Thi Xuan said goodbye to her Japanese husband in 1954, she thought he was going off for a year or two on another long assignment. She never imagined it would be more than half a century before she'd see him again. AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:40:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--The.Week.That.Was.in.Asia-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--The.Week.That.Was.in.Asia-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:646 The investigation into the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime suspect in the Feb. 13 attack of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport. Last week's revelation by Malaysian police that the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim raised the stakes significantly in a case that has broad geopolitical implications. US officials not yet authorized to vet Pacific refugees Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:37:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--Australia-US.Refugees/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-US.Refugees c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:5ec CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. security officers have yet to be authorized by President Donald Trump's administration to vet refugees held on Pacific islands for potential resettlement in the United States, an Australian official said on Monday. Australian leader blames predecessor for popularity decline Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:30:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--Australia-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:62a CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Monday blamed recent criticism from his predecessor for a dip in the government's popularity in a closely watched opinion poll. Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrest Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:09:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS-Philippines-Troubled-Senator-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Philippines-Troubled-Senator- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:5f8 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs petitioned the Supreme Court Monday to nullify a Manila court's arrest warrant against her for drug charges and release her from jail. S Korea's acting leader rejects to extend probe into scandal Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:09:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--SKorea-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:57a SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A special investigation team is wrapping up its probe into a huge scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye after the country's acting leader refused to extend its investigation past a Tuesday deadline. 1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:19:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--China-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:57b BEIJING (AP) — China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in east Asia. Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:01:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/27/AS--South.China.Sea.Watch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--South.China.Sea.Watch c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:4de 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: 9 drown as boat capsizes in India Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:28:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2017/02/26/AS--India-Boat.Capsize/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Boat.Capsize c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:1f7 A government official says at least nine Indian tourists drowned as a fishing boat sank during a joyride in the Bay of Bengal in southern India.