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  • Nepal's 5-time prime minister cremated with state honors

    Former five-time Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa was cremated with state honors Friday near a revered Hindu temple after his death earlier this week. Thousands of people paid their last respects to Thapa at the national stadium. His body...
  • Cambodian police arrest fugitive ex-general on murder charge

    A wealthy military general charged with murdering a fellow tycoon over a business dispute was taken into police custody Friday. Thong Sarath was sent to police headquarters in Phnom Penh after being taken into custody in the eastern province of Svay...
  • Clashes between Indian forces, Kashmiri protesters injure 25

    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of demonstrators in Indian-controlled Kashmir who hurled rocks and chanted anti-Indian and pro-Pakistan slogans Friday, and officials said at least 20 police personnel and five protesters...
  • Pakistan agrees to send ships to search for guns off Yemen

    ISLAMABAD Yielding to pressure from staunch ally Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has agreed to help an Arab military coalition enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen and is expected to announce the deployment of navy warships to the busy commercial...
  • Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost

    Bipartisan agreement gives trade pact a boost
    Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a bipartisan bill that should ease passage of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal, giving a boost to one of President Obama's top foreign policy goals but putting him in an unusual alliance with...
  • 'Furious 7' may beat 'Transformers' record at China box office

    'Furious 7' may beat 'Transformers' record at China box office
    With its record opening day, "Furious 7" has a good shot at surpassing the all-time China box-office record set last summer by "Transformers: Age of Extinction." The Universal Pictures film, the latest in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, opened Sunday...
  • Plane skids off runway in Japan; about 20 injured

    An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway Tuesday after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people received minor injuries, officials said. Hiroshima airport reported that the aircraft's tail touched the runway while landing, causing some sparks,...
  • US, Iran face political obstacles to potential nuclear deal

    A potentially path-breaking nuclear deal could face political trouble in Iran and the United States, but not necessarily elsewhere. The framework deal struck April 2 between Tehran and six world powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia...
  • Bipartisan deal would give Obama fast-track authority on trade pact

    Bipartisan deal would give Obama fast-track authority on trade pact
    Congressional leaders unveiled a bipartisan bill Thursday that is likely to ease passage of a contentious Pacific Rim trade deal that has been a top foreign policy goal of President Obama’s second term. Proponents say the proposed, 12-nation trade...
  • Teaching Chinese dance brought her to Pittsburgh

    Grace is the product of hard work. Through Chinese dance, Yanlai Wu instills grace in her students by making it clear to them: You need to work hard. She learned it early, right after she moved to Beijing at age 12 as one of 25 children selected to train...
  • Beijing hopes European film buff will raise festival profile

    The veteran European festival chief that Beijing hopes will raise the profile of its annual film event says his passion for movies stems from trips to China that started during the Cultural Revolution. Marco Mueller's latest of more than 100 trips to...