AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:53:06 -0500 Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:51:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS--Australia-Children.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Children.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:36f7 SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said. Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:19:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS--Pakistan-Gravedigger.of.Peshawar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan-Gravedigger.of.Peshawar c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:373b PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says. China's Xi cautions Macau against foreign forces Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:57:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS--China-Macau/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Macau c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:35fe BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces, following the prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong. Afghan leader's two-man government raises concerns Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:46:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS--Afghanistan-Missing.Cabinet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Missing.Cabinet c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3732 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has promised a complete overhaul of Afghanistan's government to root out corruption and incompetence, but after three months in office, three missed deadlines and countless promises, he and his election rival-turned-deputy have yet to appoint a single Cabinet minister. US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 militants Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:21:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS-Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3672 ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:23:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS--NKorea-Sony.Hacking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--NKorea-Sony.Hacking c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:36e6 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes will prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack. Sexologist's revelation spurs discussion in China Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:01:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS--China-Transgender.Discussion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Transgender.Discussion c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:36d1 BEIJING (AP) — A leading Chinese sexologist's revelation that she's been living with a transgender man for 17 years has sparked a rare public discussion about China's largely invisible and marginalized transgender community. 2004 tsunami: A crying boy with a piece of bread Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:08:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS--Tsunami-Lasting.Images-Hungry.Child/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Tsunami-Lasting.Images-Hungry.Child c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:362f Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disaster, and as the 10th anniversary approached, the AP asked 10 of them to describe the images that have stuck with them the most. This is the fourth of their stories, which are being published daily through Dec. 26. China leader cautions against external forces Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:48:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/20/AS-China-Macau/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Macau c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:35b3 BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging the semiautonomous former Portuguese colony of Macau to guard against interference by what he called hostile external forces after prolonged pro-democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong. China arrests US aid worker near N. Korean border Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:30:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS--China-American.Detained/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-American.Detained c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f21 BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker running a school in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region. Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:02:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/US--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_US--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:336a SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign. Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:11:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS--Australia-Children.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Australia-Children.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2df6 SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home. Police say a woman has been arrested in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:24:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3292 SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a woman has been arrested in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home. Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:02:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS--Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2e28 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren. AP PHOTOS: In North Korea, the Kims are adored Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:44:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS-North.Korea_s.Kims-Photo.Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-North.Korea_s.Kims-Photo.Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:319b To say that Kim Jong Un is the leader of his country is a gross understatement. In North Korea, he is regarded as the epitome of his country. In spite of Asia advance, European stocks steady Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:28:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/Financial-Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial-Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2da7 LONDON (AP) — European markets were largely subdued Friday, a day after a big rally in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. Victory for plaintiff in China gay conversion case Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:20:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS-China-Gay-Therapy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Gay-Therapy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2ed6 BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China's first case involving so-called conversion therapy. Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS--Thailand-US-Bumble.Bee/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Thailand-US-Bumble.Bee c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f12 BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Union Frozen Products announced Friday it is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion. Sri Lankan opposition pledges war crime inquiry Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:06:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS--Sri.Lanka-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Sri.Lanka-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2ed7 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's main opposition presidential candidate said Friday that the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election. 12 workers freed from collapsed tunnel in Vietnam Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:40:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/12/19/AS-Vietnam-Workers-Trapped/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Vietnam-Workers-Trapped c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f11 HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An official says rescuers have recovered 12 workers who were trapped for more than three days in a collapsed tunnel at a hydropower plant under construction in central Vietnam.