AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:06:34 -0500 Maldives opposition to protest until ex-leader freed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:56:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/03/01/AS-Maldives-Opposition-Leader-Arrested/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Maldives-Opposition-Leader-Arrested c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:29aa COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said her party will press on with street protests until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader. China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:06:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS--China-Interest.Rates/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Interest.Rates c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:25fe BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months Saturday, adding to signs the country's leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:03:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS--Afghanistan-Avalanche/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Avalanche c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:265f KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep snow for days. Singapore founding father Lee's condition improves slightly Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:44:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS--Singapore-Lee.Kuan.Yew.Hospitalized/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Singapore-Lee.Kuan.Yew.Hospitalized c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2632 SINGAPORE (AP) — The condition of Singapore's 91-year-old founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly as he remains on life support in intensive care, the government said Saturday. India's new budget aims to boost growth and infrastructure Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:55:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS--India-Budget/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Budget c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:25db NEW DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister announced the government's new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development, while vowing to keep a tight control on the fiscal deficit. Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:53:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS--Japan-Royal.Visit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Royal.Visit c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:260b KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region. China's famed Shaolin temple plans big project in Australia Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:45:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS-China-Australia-Shaolin-Temple/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Australia-Shaolin-Temple c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:25b2 BEIJING (AP) — China's Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would include a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course. Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical post Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:53:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS--Myanmar-Journalist.Arrested/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Myanmar-Journalist.Arrested c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2571 YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar on Saturday arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader. 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:03:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS--Philippines-WWII-Battle.of.Manila/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Philippines-WWII-Battle.of.Manila c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:259f MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II. China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:51:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/28/AS-China-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-China-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:24d2 BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday, a Chinese court said. Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:39:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS--Bangladesh-US.Writer.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Bangladesh-US.Writer.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f09 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. 30 arrested after Maldives opposition protest Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS--Maldives-Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Maldives-Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:205c MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives on Friday arrested 30 people as thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the capital calling on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom to resign and demanding the release of a former president in police detention. Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS--Afghanistan-Avalanche/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan-Avalanche c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1ebb PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) — In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow. Afghan troops push Taliban from key southern district Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:22:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS-Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1fa0 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces on Friday routed the Taliban from a large swath of a key southern province that has long been an important insurgent stronghold, in their first major solo operation since international combat forces pulled out of the country, an American general and a senior Afghan police officer said. Powerful undersea earthquake shakes southern Indonesia Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:05:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS-Indonesia-Earthquake/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Indonesia-Earthquake c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1fd4 JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake shook parts of southern Indonesia on Friday, but no major damage or tsunami were expected because of its depth. Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:53:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS--Japan-Britain-Different.Royals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Britain-Different.Royals c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1eba TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. Image of Asia: Onions for sale in Sri Lanka Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:20:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f96 In this photo by Eranga Jayawardena, a boy looks out from the window of his house as an onion vendor arranges his cart in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Prices of vegetables and other commodities were high in recent weeks due to bad weather in Sri Lanka's agricultural regions, which reduced the harvest. Imported products also have come to market, also lowering prices. Global stocks lackluster ahead of revised US growth figures Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:58:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f18 BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were lackluster Friday after Japan reported mixed economic data and investors waited for revised U.S. growth figures. 2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:12:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS--Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f5c MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — Two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains escaped from jail in northern Pakistan before dawn Friday, police said. Indian court acquits 6 in riot deaths of British men in 2002 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:12:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2015/02/27/AS--India-Riot.Verdict/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Riot.Verdict c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f5d AHMADABAD, India (AP) — A court in western India on Friday acquitted six men accused of killing three British tourists during religious riots in 2002.