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ASIA: PHILIPPINES-MUSLIM MILITANTS — A Philippine bomber plane killed 11 soldiers with "friendly fire" during the fighting by thousands of troops struggling to rout 500 Islamic State...

A wealthier India sees alarming rise in adolescent diabetes

NEW DELHI (AP) — A two-decade economic boom has changed peoples' lifestyles in India. They eat out more and they choose junk food over traditional lentils and vegetables. They ride in cars or on publi...

2 gang rapes show India struggling on women's safety

NEW DELHI (AP) — One woman was brutally gang raped and murdered, her body left disfigured in a patch of shrubs near her home in a north Indian village. Days later, another woman was abducted and gang ...

The toughest challenge for self-driving cars? Human drivers

DETROIT (AP) — In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the...

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested in UK on fraud charges

NEW DELHI (AP) — British police on Tuesday arrested Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya in London on behalf of authorities in India, where he is wanted on charges of money laundering and bank demands ...

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ASIA: KOREAS-TENSION — A North Korean missile test ends in failure as the United States sends a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS — South Korean prosecutors grill the country's just-ousted president in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threa...

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ASIA: MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA — A North Korean envoy rejects a Malaysian autopsy finding that VX nerve agent killed Kim Jong Nam, saying the man probably died of a heart attack because ...

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ASIA: CHINA-TRUMP TRADEMARKS — President Donald Trump is poised to receive something that he has been trying to get from China for a decade: trademark rights to his own name. After s...

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ASIA: KOREAS-TENSIONS — The United States, Japan and South Korea request urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul ...

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ASIA: CHINA-NORTH-KOREA — China releases a new list of items banned for export to North Korea, ranging from wind tunnels to plutonium, following a new round of United Nations sanctio...

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ASIA: SKOREA-POLITICS A lawyer for the jailed woman at the center of the biggest South Korean political scandal in decades said Thursday that prosecutors threatened to "annihilate" h...

Nonprofits closing doors as India cuts access to funds

NEW DELHI (AP) — A nonprofit running schools for children from India's lowest caste may run out of money to pay teachers in just months. A health institute in Bangalore is taking the government to cou...

Crossing red lines: What's annoying Asian nations most?

How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on edge. Here's a nation-by-nation...

Benefits of Indian cash overhaul elusive as deadline passes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fifty days ago, India yanked most of its currency from circulation without warning, jolting the economy and leaving most citizens scrambling for cash. As the deadline for exchanging t...