Man released from Guantanamo in December dies in Kazakhstan
MIAMI (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says a man released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country.
Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US
DENVER (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.
UN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.
Nepal assesses if quake-hit villages are at risk before rain
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Geologists were sent to earthquake-damaged mountain villages in Nepal this week to assess landslide risks before the rainy season begins next month, an official said Friday.
Aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis
BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. Even the small African nation of Gambia has offered help, saying it could take in the migrants.
US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been relucant to do.
The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes
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South Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.
China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of Fed
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.
Image of Asia: Hands raised in prayer at Hazratbal shrine
In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslims at Kashmir's Hazratbal shrine raise their hands in prayer as head priest Mohammad Ishaq Banday displays a relic of the Prophet Muhammad on the Friday following Mehraj-u-Alam, the day the prophet ascended to heaven. The relic is believed to be a hair from the bear of the prophet.
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