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China urges US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats
BEIJING (AP) -- China has urged the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and work toward a peaceful resolution of their tense standoff created by Pyongyang's recent missile tests and threats to fire them toward Guam....

Global stocks higher as North Korean tensions ease further
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets mostly rose on Wednesday as the U.S. and North Korea indicated willingness to reduce nuclear tensions and investors looked ahead to minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting....

The Latest: Trump says Kim made 'wise and reasoned' decision
BEIJING (AP) -- The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local):...

India hedges pledge to expel Rohingya Muslims amid outcry
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A day after the U.N. chief voiced concern about Indian plans to potentially deport tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees, an Indian government official said Wednesday that authorities are only working to identify those who fled persecution in neighborhing Myanmar - not expel them....

Pakistani police: Militants kill police officer in northwest
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say militants riding on motorcycles have shot and killed a junior police officer in an attack in the country's northwest, before fleeing....

China, India soldiers hurl stones at 1 another in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere....

The Latest: Malaysia says it will evaluate new MH370 data
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local):...

Vietnam fires vice trade minister amid graft crackdown
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam's vice trade minister has been fired for alleged wrongdoing as the ruling Communist Party widened its crackdown on corruption....

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority
BEIJING (AP) -- China's leaders have been holding an annual unofficial retreat at a beach resort ahead of a key fall Communist Party congress at which President Xi Jinping will launch his second five-year term as party chief and move to cement his status as China's most powerful leader in decades....

Philippine police now say 32 drug suspects killed in 1 day
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine police said Wednesday that an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead - 11 more than earlier reported as the highest death toll in a single day since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs a year ago....