AP - ap.online.regional.asia http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.asia News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:05:19 -0400 2 Americans arrested in Bali under suicide watch Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:45:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--Indonesia-US.Woman.Dead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Indonesia-US.Woman.Dead c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:cde BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday. Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:07:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:b15 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election. Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:cfc KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent presidential election, the attorney general's office said in a statement. Global cruise lines set sail for China Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:18:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--China-Cruise.Boom/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Cruise.Boom c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:b96 HONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air. Image of Asia: Food and water during the monsoon Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:32:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS-Asia-Photo-Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Asia-Photo-Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:cb2 In this photo by Anupam Nath, a woman cooks inside her flooded house in Assam state in northeastern India. Heavy rains in recent days have flooded dozens of villages in Assam and displaced thousands of people. Monsoon season brings rains vital to growing crops in India, but floods and landslides each year kill thousands of people and submerge hundreds of villages. Pakistani envoy defends meeting Kashmiri leaders Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:09:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--India-Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--India-Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:ba1 NEW DELHI (AP) — Pakistan's ambassador to India defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists on Wednesday, saying that including them in a dialogue is the only way to find a lasting peace between the South Asian rivals. 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:46:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--Japan-Landslide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Landslide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:a12 TOKYO (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:15:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS-India-Obit-BKS-Iyengar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-India-Obit-BKS-Iyengar c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:bf2 NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95. Global stocks drift ahead of Fed minutes Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:53:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/Financial.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_Financial.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:ba0 TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks drifted lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes to Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. Some Asian indexes closed higher on the back of positive U.S. economic figures the day before, but Europe traded lower and Wall Street was expected edge down on the open. Japanese police say death toll from landslides in Hiroshima has risen to 36; 7 people missing Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:14:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:bfd TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police say death toll from landslides in Hiroshima has risen to 36; 7 people missing. Japan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:49:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--Japan-Trade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Trade c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:a65 TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday. Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:09:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--China-Russia-US.Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Russia-US.Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:b9f BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics. 111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:59:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--Japan-Oldest.Man/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Japan-Oldest.Man c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:b6d TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man. North Korea insults John Kerry over his looks Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:33:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS-NKorea-John-Kerry-Insult/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-NKorea-John-Kerry-Insult c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:b45 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw." New Zealand bans shark finning Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:29:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS-New-Zealand-Shark-Fin-Ban/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-New-Zealand-Shark-Fin-Ban c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:b2e WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Wednesday announced it will ban the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts said is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations. China's latest bus fire kills 1, injures 19 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:56:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/20/AS--China-Bus.Fire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Bus.Fire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:aac BEIJING (AP) — A public bus in eastern China caught fire Wednesday in what was likely arson, killing one person and injuring 19 others, a local state-run newspaper reported. Blast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 miners Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:28:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/19/AS--China-Trapped.Miners/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--China-Trapped.Miners c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:516 BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported. Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:47:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/19/AS--Pakistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Pakistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:506 ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign. Afghanistan bars NYT reporter from leaving country Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:51:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/19/AS--Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS--Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:784 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's attorney general has barred a New York Times correspondent from leaving the country because of a story in which he reported that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won the recent presidential election, a spokesman said Tuesday. American slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:41:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/asia/2014/08/19/AS-Indonesia-US-Woman-Dead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_asia_AS-Indonesia-US-Woman-Dead c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:614 CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abused by the daughter who has been arrested in her killing, according to police reports.