AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:05:16 -0400 China says pro-government imam murdered in NW Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:01:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--China-Cleric.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Cleric.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5e81 BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another. AP Photos: Beating heat on Pyongyang's Moran Hill Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:30:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--NKorea-Photo.Essay-A.Day.in.the.Park/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--NKorea-Photo.Essay-A.Day.in.the.Park c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f53 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Along with its towering monuments to socialism, bronze statues of its leaders and sprawling plazas for mass political gatherings and military parades, North Korea's showcase capital is a city of parks. Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:07:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5ee9 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In the latest setback to the Afghan presidential election, officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of millions of votes this weekend to resolve disputes between the presidential candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud. World stocks drift after US Fed stays course Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:59:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/Financial-Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial-Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f19 MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. Investors are now reckoning with an expiry date for the lavishly easy monetary policy that has underpinned gains in global stock markets for years. Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:59:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--Japan-Nuclear-TEPCO/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Nuclear-TEPCO c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f9d TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster. Image of Asia: Weaving silk in Thailand Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:40:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f27 In this trio of photos, workers weave Thai silk and adjust batches of dried thread at a decades-old workshop that supplies silk material to upmarket stores in Bangkok. Thailand's share of world silk production is relatively modest at less than 1,000 tons a year compared with leader China, with well over 100,000 tons annually. But Thailand is noted for its hand-woven silk products, which add value and serve a luxury market separate from commercial, low-price products. American entrepreneur Jim Thompson revived the country's traditional silk-weaving industry in the 1950s, overseeing the process from raising silkworms to retail sales and promoting silk as a high-fashion item around the world. Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:26:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--China-Gay.Therapy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Gay.Therapy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f5a BEIJING (AP) — A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center. Myanmar reports largest heroin seizure of year Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:46:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--Myanmar-Drug.Bust/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Myanmar-Drug.Bust c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f40 YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar drug squad seized more than 140 kilograms (300 pounds) of heroin in a town near the Thai border in the country's largest confiscation this year, state media reported Thursday. 2 killed, 1 injured in northeast China shootings Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:35:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--China-Shooting.Deaths/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Shooting.Deaths c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f67 BEIJING (AP) — Police in northeastern China said two people were killed and one injured Thursday in a pair of apparently related shooting incidents. China lets 1st foreigners into army news briefing Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:18:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS-China-Military-Transparency/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Military-Transparency c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5fe9 BEIJING (AP) — Not many years ago, foreign reporters in China trying to call the country's secretive military couldn't even get a connection because phone numbers assigned to the journalists were barred from reaching the Defense Ministry. Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:40:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--India-Landslide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Landslide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6026 MALIN, India (AP) — Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead. 7 killed, 13 missing as boat sinks in Indonesia Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:36:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--Indonesia-Boat.Sinks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-Boat.Sinks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5f81 JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A boat carrying Indonesian villagers to their hometown to celebrate the end of Ramadan sank Thursday after hitting a stump in a river, leaving a woman and six children dead and at least 13 others missing, an official said. Fast food ambitions in China hurt by safety scares Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:54:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--China-Fast.Food.Scandal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Fast.Food.Scandal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5fbd BEIJING (AP) — Already China's biggest restaurant operator with 4,600 outlets, KFC is pursuing Chinese consumers so avidly it opens two more every day. 19 swimmers drown off Pakistan beaches Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:55:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS-Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-5fd5 KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Rescuers say at least 19 people have drowned off southern Pakistan beaches because of heavy waves and strong currents. Landslide buries Indian village; at least 24 dead Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:55:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/30/AS-India-Landslide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-India-Landslide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-662e MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said. Australian leaders differ on Russian role in war Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS-Australia-Russia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Australia-Russia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6129 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and foreign minister on Thursday sent mixed messages on whether Russia was frustrating Dutch and Australian police efforts to retrieve the bodies of victims of the Malaysian airliner disaster in war-torn east Ukraine. Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:29:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/30/AS--China-Uighur.Scholar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Uighur.Scholar c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6591 BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country's far west. KFC owner says China scandal hurting sales Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:19:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--China-KFC-Pizza.Hut/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-KFC-Pizza.Hut c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-607d BEIJING (AP) — The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains said Thursday a food safety scandal in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company's global profit. Samsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecast Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:17:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/31/AS--SKorea-Earns-Samsung.Electronics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--SKorea-Earns-Samsung.Electronics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-6128 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period. Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:02:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/07/30/US--WWII-Saipan.MIAs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_US--WWII-Saipan.MIAs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-64b5 SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.