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US Navy holds memorial service for 7 sailors killed in crash
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has paid tribute to the seven sailors killed when their warship collided with a merchant ship off Japan....

Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment
SHENYANG, China (AP) -- As recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the Nobel Peace laureate might be ill in prison. Then came the bombshell Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and released on medical parole....

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green....

Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Papua New Guinea voters are going to the polls in elections dominated by corruption allegations hanging over their prime minister and the South Pacific island nation's deepening economic woes....

14-year-old excites Japan with record chess debut
TOKYO (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy is taking his country by storm with a record-breaking start to his pro career in the Japanese version of chess....

Second landslide hits stricken site in southwest China
BEIJING (AP) -- A second landslide has struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave of rocks and debris....

China premier: Beijing can control financial risks
BEIJING (AP) -- China's top economic official, Premier Li Keqiang, has tried to quell concern about rising debt, saying Beijing can control financial risks and hit this year's development targets....

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed....

Pay of new Australian postal service boss more than halved
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The new boss of Australia's postal service will be paid less than half the 5.6 million Australian dollar ($4.3 million) salary package that made her predecessor Australia's highest-paid public servant....

Mongolia's presidential election tightens, runoff likely
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) -- Mongolia's presidential election appeared headed for a runoff with the latest vote count early Tuesday showing a business tycoon leading the ruling party's candidate and a nationalist wanting the country to benefit more from its mineral wealth....