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MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:56:28 GMT2017-01-23T03:56:28Z

SYDNEY (AP) -- The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations from investigators that it continue....



Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:34:34 GMT2017-01-23T03:34:34Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:...



From statues to doormats, here's what annoys Asian nations

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:24:10 GMT2017-01-23T03:24:10Z

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....



Intensive negotiations ahead of Russia-led Syria talks

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:33:36 GMT2017-01-22T19:33:36Z

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hours-long talks in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's government, trying to forge common ground that would nudge forward a political settlement for the country's civil war....



Dalai Lama hopes President Trump, Putin will work for peace

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:16:05 GMT2017-01-22T09:16:05Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Dalai Lama said he hopes that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will work together for global peace....



China investigates former local party boss for bribery

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:07:05 GMT2017-01-22T07:07:05Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China's top prosecutor's office said Sunday it is conducting a bribery investigation into a high-ranking official who was the mayor of a port city at the time of a warehouse explosion that killed 173 people....



Death toll from Pakistan tribal region blast at 25

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:12:13 GMT2017-01-22T06:12:13Z

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani government official says the death toll from a bomb blast in the Kurram tribal region has risen to 25 after three injured people died overnight....



12 people dead after central China landslide

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:42:20 GMT2017-01-22T05:42:20Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities in China say they've recovered the bodies of 12 people killed inside a hotel overrun by a landslide....



At least 32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:12:51 GMT2017-01-22T05:12:51Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- An overnight passenger train derailed in southern India, killing at least 32 people and injuring 50 others in the latest accident to hit the country's massive, disaster-prone rail network....



Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:36:04 GMT2017-01-22T03:36:04Z

HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Officials say at least 23 killed, 50 injured after train derails in southern India....