Cremation of Thailand's late king to be held on Oct. 26

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated this October as part of a five-day funeral ceremony. Government spokesperson Sansern Kaewkumnerd told reporter...

A look at Nepal's progress in earthquake recovery

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two years ago, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left another 4 million homeless as their humble homes built from bric...

Cities, counties in Taiwan clean up rivers, beaches on Earth Day

Taipei, April 22, Braving damp and cold weather conditions, people in cities and counties around Taiwan held clean-up activities on Earth Day on Saturday. In Taipei, 1,000 people helped clean up a ...

Artisans making preparations for Thai king's funeral

NAKON PATHOM, Thailand (AP) — In a large workshop about an hour west of the Thai capital, fans ease the stultifying heat beating down on artisans hard at work fashioning ornate articles, large and sma...

Thai police: Attacks kill 2 suspected insurgents in south

BANGKOK (AP) — More than a dozen grenade and bomb attacks in southern Thailand killed two suspected insurgents whose explosives detonated unexpectedly, authorities said Thursday. Eig...

The Latest: Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): ___ 11:05 a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Penc...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display over the weekend, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophi...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display over the weekend, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophi...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: PENCE-KOREA — Viewing his adversaries in the distance, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that...

Reports: Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in west China

BEIJING (AP) — A monitoring group and a U.S.-backed radio station say a Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in western China in an apparent protest against Beijing's rule. Free...

Dalai Lama praises Taiwan for preserving Chinese culture

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) - Tibetan Buddhist leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, has praised Taiwan for preserving Chinese culture. He felt China needed another cultural revolution based on compassion and not ...

Myanmar official says UN probe of Rakhine crisis unwanted

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A top Myanmar official says a U.N. agency's resolution to have an international mission probe alleged human rights abuses by government security forces in troubled Rakhine state...

Elephants soak passers-by ahead of boisterous Thai holiday

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (AP) — Frolicsome elephants sprung a huge surprise on motorists and passers-by in Thailand on Tuesday, when they lined streets and doused them in gallons of water. ...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

The Dalai Lama consecrated a Buddhist monastery in India's remote northeast, amid Chinese warnings that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to a disputed border region would damage bil...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The Dalai Lama consecrated a Buddhist monastery in India's remote northeast, amid Chinese warnings that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to a disputed border region would damage bilateral r...