TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey sh... Full Story
Asian shares lower on jitters over strife in Middle East
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
Revised nuclear deal between S. Korea, US to enter effect
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says a new nuclear treaty with the United States that will govern its commercial nuclear activities for the next 20 years is set to enter into effect.
Japan defense minister supports US in South China Sea
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii (AP) — Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Tuesday expressed his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.
Australia calls for restraint after Russian plane shot down
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday called for Russia and Turkey to show restraint over the shooting down of as Russian jet fighter near the Syria-Turkey border, adding Australia is paying close attention to the safety of Australian pilots over Syria.
Afghan Taliban ambush chopper after emergency landing; 3 die
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents on Tuesday ambushed a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwestern Afghanistan, killing three people in a shootout and capturing 16 others who were on board, Afghan officials said.
Indian surrogates feel hurt by gov't ban on foreign clients
NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers.
Pakistani fighter jet crashes, killing woman co-pilot
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Air Force says a fighter jet has crashed during a routine training exercise and that the aircraft's female co-pilot died following the crash.
Leader of religious forum attacked in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI (AP) — Two men wielding kitchen knives attacked a religious forum leader in Bangladesh on Tuesday, police said.
Search continues for victims of Myanmar landslide
HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — Searchers used earthmoving machines Tuesday in northern Myanmar's jade production region to look for bodies buried by a landslide that killed more than a hundred people who had made their living by scavenging for the dregs discarded by local mines.
Bangladesh police investigate missing Japanese businesswoman
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh have opened a murder investigation in the disappearance of a Japanese businesswoman following reports that her body was buried in a graveyard under a false name.
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