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In images from Asia last week, a baby boy was rescued from an apartment building in Taiwan toppled by an earthquake, while people in Seoul w... Full Story

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia
    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    In images from Asia last week, a baby boy was rescued from an apartment building in Taiwan toppled by an earthquake, while people in Seoul watched news of North Korea's rocket launch.

  • Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.

  • American says he visited Mumbai 7 times before 2008 attack

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub Monday told a court in India that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based group.

  • Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
    Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.

  • Asian stock markets inch higher in holiday-thinned trading
    Asian stock markets inch higher in holiday-thinned trading

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.

  • Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17
    Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

  • Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least three Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack Monday morning on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province, an official said.

  • Murder suspect of dismembered Spaniard arrested in Cambodia

    PNHOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was arrested in Cambodia, where he is believed to have fled after the victim's dismembered body was recovered piece by piece from Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, police said Monday.

  • Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
    Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake that killed at least 36.

  • Asia stocks flat as investors fret over global economy
    Asia stocks flat as investors fret over global economy

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.

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