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  • Pakistan: 44 dead in Shiite mosque bombing

    ISLAMABAD At least 44 people were killed on Friday in a bombing attack at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan, police said, and a militant group linked to the Islamic State Sunni extremist organization claimed responsibility. Some 50 people were injured...
  • Pakistan: 31 dead in Shiite mosque bombing

    ISLAMABAD At least 31 people were killed on Friday in a bombing attack at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan, police said, and a militant group linked to the Islamic State Sunni extremist group claimed responsibility. Some 50 people were injured in the...
  • Beijing seeks to contain its population, and with it, problems

    As closing time approaches, the 20-story wholesale clothing emporium called Shiji Tianhe Market is madness. All day, local bargain hunters and retailers from outside Beijing have been sifting through apparel varying  from faux fur coats to the latest...
  • Afghan in uniform kills 3 at military site

    Afghan in uniform kills 3 at military site
    An Afghan in military uniform shot to death three U.S. military contractors Thursday at Kabul International Airport’s military facility, the U.S.-led coalition said. The attacker was then shot and killed by security forces. The International...
  • Chinese MH370 relatives reject Malaysian conclusion that passengers of missing plane are dead

    About 100 Chinese families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner demanded Friday that Malaysian officials retract their statement that all aboard died, saying that without hard evidence they don't want to start compensation claims. Malaysia's...
  • Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him
    The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and...
  • Criticism of Alibaba highlights tougher government scrutiny of China's private companies

    For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. But Chinese regulators stayed silent, apparently reluctant to disrupt the rise of an Internet star even as they accused foreign automakers,...
  • Asian stock markets mostly higher after Japan data shows improvement, but China shares fade

    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after economic data suggested Japan is pulling out of recession while Chinese shares fell ahead of a manufacturing report. KEEPING SCORE: The benchmark Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.6 percent to 17,717.32 and...
  • Japanese, Jordanian families of Islamic State hostages plead for their lives as swap hopes dim

    A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive. Japanese officials had no...
  • Families plead for lives of Islamic State hostages as swap hopes fade

    A deadline of sunset Thursday for a possible prisoner swap purportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot passed with no sign of whether the two men were still alive. Japanese officials had no...
  • Beijing-based Xiaomi is fast emerging as the Apple rival to watch

    Beijing-based Xiaomi is fast emerging as the Apple rival to watch
    It wasn't long ago that everybody wondered whether Apple Inc. could effectively compete against a tough bunch of homegrown smartphone makers in China. Then came the company's blowout earnings report this week, which included a stunning 70% year-over-...