AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:22 -0400 Taliban kill 4 Afghan policemen south of Kabul Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS-Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:29bf KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants stopped a car carrying several Afghan police officers on the road to Kabul and killed at least four of them, authorities said Thursday. Samples collected from oil slick not from plane Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:34:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--Malaysia-Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Malaysia-Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:27fc PERTH, Australia (AP) — Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2781 MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday. Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:30:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS-SKorea-Ship-Sinking-Grieving-Town/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-SKorea-Ship-Sinking-Grieving-Town c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:29a0 ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. China factories face new challenge as growth slows Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:50:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--China-Economy-Exporters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Economy-Exporters c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:27fd HONG KONG (AP) — As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper. India struggles with rebel threats during election Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:38:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--India-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2757 RAJNANDGAON, India (AP) — Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor. Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:01:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--Thailand-Journalists.Charged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-Journalists.Charged c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:27ae PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country. Chairman of China conglomerate being investigated Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:56:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--China-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:28e3 BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated on suspicion of corruption, nine months after the government audited the company. China says man attacked checkpoint in Xinjiang Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:01:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--China-Xinjiang/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Xinjiang c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:28cf BEIJING (AP) — China says police killed a youth who attacked a checkpoint in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region, contradicting allegations he was gunned down after running a red light. Court extends NYC officer's weapons case in India Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:24:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--India-New.York.Police.Officer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-New.York.Police.Officer c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2857 NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. Classmates celebrating 60th birthday among missing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:58:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--SKorea-Ship-School.Reunion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Ship-School.Reunion c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2813 MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days. Oil price flat as supplies offset Ukraine jitters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:53:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/Oil.Prices/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Oil.Prices c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2839 Oil flat-lined Thursday as the upheaval in Ukraine continued to cancel out a big increase in U.S. oil supplies. Rights groups ask Nepal to scrap amnesty provision Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:29:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS-Nepal-War-Crimes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Nepal-War-Crimes c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:27ea KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by Nepal's government should be rejected because they might allow people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency to escape punishment. Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:17:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--China-Shoe-Factory.Strike/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Shoe-Factory.Strike c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2814 BEIJING (AP) — A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:14:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/World.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_World.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:278f HONG KONG (AP) — World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally. Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:18:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS--China-Auto.Show/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Auto.Show c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2790 BEIJING (AP) — China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models. Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:48:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/16/AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Ship.Sinking c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:1fbb MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea. Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:44:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/14/World.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_World.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:1266 HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally. Malaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh dies Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:52:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/17/AS-Malaysia-Obit-Karpal-Singh/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Malaysia-Obit-Karpal-Singh c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:266b KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73. Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:23:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/04/16/AS-Australia-Royals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Australia-Royals c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:1f92 SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia.