NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 10 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military says a roadside bomb targeting security forces has killed six troops and wounded several others in the town of Buleda in Baluchistan province.
Police say a truck veered off a mountain road in Nepal, killing at least 16 people and injuring many others...
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others.
HANOVER, Md. (AP) — A Maryland restaurateur has acknowledged he paid a man to both frame his wife as a terrorist and burn down his restaurant.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Friday rejected petitions by activists seeking a probe into the government purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Supporters say disputed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to resign in an attempt to end the country's political crisis.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan lawmaker said Friday that disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign Saturday to end the country's political crisis.
BANGKOK (AP) — Islam's guiding council in Thailand has introduced new regulations requiring that marriages of children under age 17 be approved by a religious committee.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Friday found 66 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf guilty of kidnapping dozens of students, teachers and a Catholic priest in the south in 2000, in the largest single conviction involving the brutal Muslim militant group.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says an assault on Taliban positions in northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, which included U.S .air strikes, killed at least 20 insurgents, contradicting Taliban claims of civilian casualties. In southern Helmand province, a U.S. drone strike killed four suspected insurgents.
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets slipped Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy.
BEIJING (AP) — China has urged Japan to ensure the legal rights of two Hong Kong residents who staged a protest this week at a Tokyo shrine honoring Japan's war dead, the foreign ministry said Friday.
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Supporters of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League party led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina allegedly attacked an opposition leader's motorcade on Friday as it returned from a function in the nation's capital ahead of Dec. 30 elections, the latest show of the violence that frequently accompanies polling in the South Asian nation.
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official vowed on Friday to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military says an American service member has died in a non-combat-related incident in Afghanistan, without offering further information.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition.
TOKYO (AP) — A key quarterly economic survey released Friday by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions persisted.