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  • Law scholar nominated for Taiwan presidency, could be 1st woman to lead island

    Could Taiwan have its first female president in 2016? Taiwan’s chief opposition party on Wednesday nominated Tsai Ing-wen, a 58-year-old law scholar, as its candidate for the January presidential election, and opinion polls show the Cornell...
  • Protests shut India city after killings of alleged smugglers

    A southern Indian city was shut down by protests Wednesday after police killed 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers in the forests of Andhra Pradesh state. While police have said they fired on men who were attacking them "with axes and other sharp-edged...
  • S. Koreans doubt ferry sinking will inspire improved safety

    A year ago, as South Korea writhed in grief and fury after more than 300 people, most of them school kids, drowned in a ferry sinking, it seemed things would never be the same. Yet not much has really changed as the first anniversary of the Sewol disaster...
  • Pakistan arrests man suspected in 2010 killing of politician

    Pakistan's interior minister says security forces have arrested a key suspect in the slaying of a prominent Pakistani politician who was stabbed to death in broad daylight in London in 2010. The slain politician, Imran Farooq, was a senior leader of...
  • Taiwan not among 57 charter members of China's Asian Bank

    China on Wednesday announced the 57 intended charter members of the proposed Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, with longtime rival Taiwan left off the list despite expressing a desire to join. Taiwan's exclusion means it won't participate...
  • Beijing Film Festival tries for a higher profile

    Beijing Film Festival tries for a higher profile
    With the arrival of celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and noted directors such as Darren Aronofsky and Luc Besson, the Beijing International Film Festival this week will strive to turn a struggling 5-year-old event into a serious stop on the...
  • Key U.S. allies join China-led Asia infrastructure bank

    Key U.S. allies join China-led Asia infrastructure bank
    As economic leaders gather here this week for meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, China is set to kick off a rival infrastructure development lender that promises to shake up the traditional American-led global financial order....
  • Officials close to South Korean president accused of bribery

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced allegations Wednesday that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide last week. Park quickly moved to distance herself from the potentially embarrassing...
  • AP Interview: Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

    Afghanistan could face a war with the Islamic State group if the government does not resolve internal differences and improve the security situation, one of the country's most powerful warlords warned in an interview with The Associated Press. The...
  • China accuses Dalai Lama of inciting Tibet self-immolations

    China accused the Dalai Lama on Wednesday of inciting a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans that are widely seen as desperate protests against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region. Similar accusations have been denied in the past, and the exiled...
  • Correction: Japan-Nuclear-Flawed Cleanup story

    In a March 24 story about flawed projects at the Fukushima nuclear plant, The Associated Press reported that a 32 billion yen ($270 million) machine made by Areva SA to remove radioactive cesium from water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant lasted...