PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Ma... Full Story
Stolen passports probed in Malaysian plane mystery
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
NKorea: Not a single vote cast against Kim Jong Un
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100 percent turnout.
Japan: Won't change apology on forced prostitution
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is not planning to change its 1993 apology over a system of forced prostitution for its military during World War II, but will continue to re-examine a study on which it was based.
Afghan Taliban warn voters to stay away from polls
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban threatened voters Monday and warned they will "use all force" possible to disrupt Afghan presidential elections next month, posing a crucial test for the country's security forces seeking to show they can bring stability as the West prepares to end its combat mssion by the end of the year.
Markets kept in check by Asian developments
LONDON (AP) — Disappointing Chinese and Japanese economic figures weighed on markets Monday.
What is known about missing Malaysia Airlines jet
An extensive search has revealed no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. What authorities say is known as of Monday evening:
In China, brutality yields confessions of graft
LILING, China (AP) — The local Chinese official remembers the panic he felt in Room 109. He had refused to confess to bribery he says he didn't commit, and his Communist Party interrogators were forcing his legs apart.
Excerpts from Chinese officials who reported abuse
China's Communist Party has launched its biggest anti-corruption campaign in years, under pressure from an increasingly prosperous and demanding public. However, the party's methods for extracting confessions expose its 85 million members and their close associates to the risk of abuse. Experts estimate at least several thousand people are secretly detained every year for weeks or months under a ...
Oil falls to around $101 after China, Japan data
The price of oil sunk to around $101 on Monday after a surprise drop in China's exports and weaker economic growth in Japan suggested demand for crude could weaken.
Contaminated water still troubles Japan nuke plant
OKUMA, Japan (AP) — The radioactive water that has accumulated at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant remains the biggest problem hampering the cleanup process three years after the disaster.
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