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Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders as they cleared the most volatile of Hong Kong's three pro-democracy protest camps on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the 2-month-old movement in the former British colony....

South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, discussed trade and energy cooperation and regional peace on Wednesday, but did not reach a consensus on expected transportation and energy agreements....

Powerful earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia late Wednesday, prompting villagers to flee to higher ground, but officials said a tsunami was unlikely....

Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train
BANGKOK (AP) -- A diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand died Wednesday after she fell under a moving train, officials said....

Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked....

India's state-owned bank to launch Islamic fund
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed mainly at attracting investments from the country's 170 million Muslims.The Securities and Exchange Board of India, the country's capital markets regulator, recently allowed the government-owned State Bank of India and three mutual funds to launch Shariah funds....

Image of Asia: Anniversary of Mumbai terror attack
In this photo by Rafiq Maqbool, Indian police officers guard the Chhatrapati Shivaji train station in Mumbai on the anniversary of the 2008 terror attack. The rampage by Pakistani gunmen at the train station and other locations in India's financial capital killed 166 people and shattered relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors. At a regional summit in Nepal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "Today, as we remember the horror of the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008, we feel the endless pain of loss of lives. Let us work together to fulfil the pledge we have taken to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes."...

New Thai tourism strategy: 'I Hate Thailand'
BANGKOK (AP) -- It's been a bad year for tourism in Thailand, and at first glance it looked like a new YouTube video was adding to the misery....

26 coal miners die in fire in north China mine
BEIJING (AP) -- A fire sparked by underground tremors tore through a coal mine in northeastern China early Wednesday, killing 26 miners and leaving several others with life-threatening injuries, state media reported....

Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said....