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Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country's leader has faced criminal allegations....

US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top leader of his country....

China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market
BEIJING (AP) -- More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market....

Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people
BEIJING (AP) -- A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 30, officials said Sunday....

McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital....

Murder complaints filed over capsized Philippine ferry
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Police in a central Philippine city said Saturday that they have filed murder complaints against the owner and the crew of a ferry that capsized shortly after pulling out of port, leaving more than 50 people dead....

Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago....

Fatal fire on Japan's airtight bullet train exposes lapses
TOKYO (AP) -- A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record....

China says 6.5 quake in far west kills 3, collapses homes
BEIJING (AP) -- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook China's far-western region of Xinjiang killed three people, injured 71 and collapsed thousands of houses, officials said Saturday....

Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year....