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BC-Asian News Digest

VIETNAM-FRANKLIN GRAHAM — More than 10,000 Vietnamese have filled up a stadium in a rare Christian evangelistic event led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, who said he wants the communist government to con...

BC-Asian News Digest

POPE-ASIA-ANALYSIS — Pope Francis has gotten into trouble before for ditching diplomatic protocol and calling a spade a spade, most famously when he labeled the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a "g...

BC-Asian News Digest

POPE-ASIA — Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as "ethnic cleansing" but his own church resisting the lab...

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APEC — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries announce an agreement on pushing ahead with a free-trade deal whose destiny was uncertain after President Donald Trump dropped it. By Tran Van Min...

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TRUMP — President Donald Trump's two-day visit to China opens with diplomatic niceties, but thorny issues including trade and North Korea await behind closed doors. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin....

Susan Linnee, ex-AP bureau chief in Madrid and Nairobi, dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Susan Linnee, who rose from a radio stringer in Latin America to become a groundbreaking Associated Press bureau chief in Madrid and Nairobi, has died. She was 75. ...

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INDONESIA-FACTORY FIRE — Indonesian police say 23 people have been killed in a factory fire on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta. SENT: 130 words. Developing. THAILAND-KING'S FUNE...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

MYANMAR-ATTACKS — Rohingya insurgents, whose attack on Myanmar security forces last month triggered savage military reprisals, declare a monthlong truce as refugees continue to flood across the border...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

REPUBLIC OF KIM-THE NEW CONSUMERISM — Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

RED BULL FAMILY-TAX HAVENS — The Bangkok billionaire family that co-founded Red Bull, the world's leading energy drink, uses offshore companies to cloak purchases of jets and luxury properties, includ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR — China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concer...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NKOREA-SHOOT 'EM DOWN? — With North Korea threatening to send a salvo of missiles close to a U.S. military hub in the Pacific, pressure could grow for Washington to put its multibillion-dollar defense...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NORTH KOREA-NUCLEAR — North Korea announced a detailed plan to launch a volley of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers, and dismi...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NKOREA-TRUMP-A USEFUL THREAT-ANALYSIS — Trump's threat to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea might have been written by Pyongyang's propaganda mavens, so perfectly does it fit the North's narrativ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

NKOREA-MISSILE — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the U.S. mainland, hours after the launch left an...